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Matthew Zepp

I find myself pushing the boundaries throughout my work.  Success is not found in following the status quo, only those who challenge make discoveries.  It is my belief that exploratory fields and connections to the natural environment yield the best concepts of architecture.  

this philosophy regarding the potential within architecture led to my interest in the psychology of space and how an architect can mold the way we interact with our surroundings.  The transmission to my work is manifested in many forms, but none more prominent than heightening the spaces in which chance encounters occur; which i believe is where the greatest discoveries and realizations are made.

my arresting inquisitiveness and asking the "why?" questions as a child both guided and still to this day inspire me to constantly challenge traditional architecture convention.  I believe that unconventional or underlying and overlooked expressions in nature should guide my design; whether it be from something as micro as the cellular organization of plants in the forest or street vectors and pedestrian paths trans versing a city grid. 




Philadelphia university-  philadelphia, pa    2013-2018 accredited bachelor of architecture/minor in graphic design   3.48 gpa



ballinger- philadelphia, pa

designer 1 fall 2018- present. responsible for hard lining revit drawings, producing analysis diagrams, preparing presentations                    

ewingcole-  philadelphia, pa                       

architectural design intern summer 2017- winter 2018.   responsible for making analysis diagrams, renderings, rendered floor plans, designer, prepared presentations.

design services ltd. -   kennett square, pa         

interior design intern summer 2016. responsible for making cad plans, renderings, went on site visits, made material finish schedules, prepared design contracts and billing statements.     

theory-   philadelphia, pa                               

part-time sales associate 2014- summer 2018


awards and activities

spacework five, Jefferson college of architecture spring 2018- co. chief graphical editor. in charge of graphics team, assisted with marketing, concept development for publication.

 blta student design charette spring 2018- development of mixed use program adjacent to the reading viaduct rail park project in the eraserhood neighborhood of philadelphia.

 stewardson design competition spring 2018- finalist for submission

 preservation as provocation spring 2014- studio finalist

 dean's list fall 2013, 2014, 2017 and spring 2015, 2016, 2017


special projects

dalian hotel competition spring 2018, assisted architect/professor Edgar stach and rhinescheme architects in conceptual development and production for a boutique hotel in dalian china.

 seufer and lee master suite renovation fall 2017, commissioned to redesign a master bathroom and closet


Skill set

programs auto cad, rhinoceros, grasshopper, 3ds max, revit, Autodesk flow, sketchup, lumion, v-ray for rhinoceros, adobe photoshop, adobe indesign, adobe illustrator, sefaira for sketchup, office suite

skills  rendering, planning, conceptualizing, organizing, drawing/sketching (both physical and digital), model building (both physical and digital), diagraming, laser cutting, 3d printing, cnc milling

 languages spanish and italian