Archiect, Two Row Architect
Matthew is Mohawk from the Six Nations of the Grand River Reserve, receiving his Masters of Architecture from the University of Calgary and his Bachelor of Design from the Ontario College of Art and Design. His cultural background has a significant impact on his work.
Matthew’s focus is on regenerative and restorative design; encompassing Indigenous ecological, cultural, and economic principles. His research includes Indigenous history in architecture of Northern & Middle America and the adaptation of historic sustainable technologies to the contemporary North American climate, with a specific focus on the Great Lakes Region.
He has been practicing architecture at Two Row Architect for 12 years and currently oversees design and development for the firm. At Two Row Architect the core work is Indigenous design and architecture, designing on and off-reserve all over Ontario, Canada, and in the United States.
Teaching and lecturing is also key in Matthew’s work. He currently teaches at OCAD U, for the OAA. He has also worked with the Canada Green Building Council teaching LEED, as well as developing online webinars for continuing education.