After completing graduate studies at the University of Waterloo School of Architecture in 2015, Matthew returned to PLANT Architect Inc. as an Intern Architect; he was previously with the studio for three terms (2008–2009) as a co-op student during his undergraduate studies in architecture at the University of Waterloo. He has more than four years of experience working in architectural offices and on a number of freelance design, planning, and building projects. Matthew has a strong interest in architecture as a means of re-inventing and redeveloping former urban industrial centres in ways that improve the lives of their residents. During his architecture studies he received numerous scholastic awards from the University of Waterloo, including The Rome Prize for Outstanding Work in Design Studio.