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Matthew Bunza is a designer and educator who is dedicated to the creation of meaningful environments and unique architectural experience.

He holds an advanced Master of Architecture (MArch ADV ‘13) and a Certificate in Urban Design (‘13) from MIT, where he was a Merit Fellow, received the Floyd A. Naramore Scholarship and the Harold Horowitz Research Award, was a finalist for the Rosemary Grimshaw Thesis-Prep Award, and upon graduation won the Alpha Rho Chi Medal and was appointed to the faculty. He earned a B.A. from Portland State University, where he studied Architecture and Environmental Science, and has studied in Spain, Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, China, and Japan.

Matt has held academic appointments as a Lecturer in Architecture on the faculty at MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts, a Visiting Professor at Wuhan University, and an Adjunct Professor at Marylhurst University. He has lectured at Columbia University in New York City, University of Valencia in Spain, the University of Oregon, Wuhan University, Wuhan University of Technology, and Tianjin University in China, and has served as an invited critic on juries at Marylhurst University, Portland State University, the University of Oregon, Northeastern University, Harvard University, MIT, Wuhan University, and the University of Hong Kong, among others.

Previously, Matt has worked as a Researcher and Teaching Fellow at MIT, as a designer with Allied Works Architecture in Portland / New York City; and with Patkau Architects in Vancouver, British Columbia. He was born in Boston and grew up in Oregon, Arizona, and rural Massachusetts.