Matthew Reeves

AIA

Architect

Location

San Francisco

Contact

P 415.489.4056

Matthew’s father’s art and picture-framing profession inspired his path toward architecture. He studied drawing and painting in college and later earned his Master of Architecture with an emphasis on historic preservation and conservation. Early in his career, Matt gained experience in classically detailed homes, edgy contemporary homes, regional transit railway stations, multi-family housing, commercial interiors, and electric car factory renovations. He learned small-scale details in classical and contemporary homes and large-scale complexity in transit and factories.

Matt appreciates the challenges and joys of adapting historic buildings for modern purposes. He has an open mind and respects how each decision may be reimagined later in the life of the building. He also loves experiencing the energy of site observations during mid-construction when field teams explore solutions and uncover the mysteries of existing buildings. The answers are still very challenging, but the takeaways to the next project are priceless.

Get to know Matthew

What is on your bucket list?

Visit every National Park with my family. I would also enjoy a life of eccentric home remodeling (consider secret passageways) once my kids are old enough to participate.

I hike and run for exercise and enjoy pyrography (wood-burned art) when I get the chance. I also enjoy consuming books, media, and podcasts on design and construction, astrophysics, and geology. It’s fascinating to compare discoveries today with findings from the past.

What is your favorite building or landmark?

My favorite building is Saint Mary of the Angels and the Saints in Rome because this was the first building where I appreciated adaptive reuse and preservation. Originally the Roman Baths of Diocletian and then left in ruins, it was reused as a church with several challenging solutions and was also Michelangelo’s last architectural project.

Notable projects

Jesse Unruh Building Treanor Justice design studio

Jesse Unruh Building Rehabilitation

Sacramento, CA