Shepley Bulfinch, a national architecture firm with offices in Boston, Hartford, Houston, and Phoenix, announced yesterday the promotion of Matthew Gifford, AIA, LEED AP, to principal.
For 15 years, Matt has been an integral part of the firm’s design team, the company says, creating highly sustainable and aspirational academic, civic, and student life facilities. As a principal, Matt remains focused on developing spaces that are unique to each client’s culture and goals, and providing clients with the strategic vision and practical guidance to navigate complex projects through planning, design, and delivery.
“Matt’s passion for elevating the quality of design through a collaborative approach has established him as a natural leader within the firm,” said Carole C. Wedge, CEO of Shepley Bulfinch. “His clients rely on his design leadership to see their projects through to successful fruition, and he extends the same commitment to mentoring staff and supporting the firm’s ambitious design work in the academic market sector. We are thrilled to promote Matt to the role of principal.”
Since joining Shepley Bulfinch in 2004, Matt has led complex projects for the country’s leading academic institutions, including Amherst College, Johns Hopkins University, and Xavier University. His recent work with Smith College and Loyola University Maryland further showcases Matt’s values-based approach to sustainability to create healthier buildings for both people and the planet, while providing clients with creative solutions to sustainability through an integrated design process. His expertise in green building has been recognized by colleagues and clients alike, with recent presentations on healthy building materials at Greenbuild and the Society of College and University Planning (SCUP) conferences.
Matt holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Virginia Tech and a Master of Urban Design from The City University of New York. He is a member of the Boston Society of Architects.