Master of Architecture, Harvard University Graduate School of Design
Bachelor of Architecture, University of Tennessee
Matthew Hall is an Assistant Professor of Architecture in the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture with past teaching positions at the Maryland College Institute of Art, Baltimore, and the University of Tennessee College of Architecture and Design. He currently serves as the second year program coordinator and the director of the Scandinavian study-abroad program.
His teaching interests focus on the materials and methods curriculum, design fundamentals and the inherent dilemmas of design decision-making, in particular the productive articulation and control of the values and judgments that shape the architect’s philosophy and process.
Hall is founding member of Obstructures, a multi-disciplinary design collective that explores (and often contributes to) the problematic nature of design through spatial, graphic and object design to include exhibitions, interiors and machined aluminum guitars. Hall is also licensed architect and a senior associate at Hansjörg Göritz Architecture Studio with past practice at numerous firms to include RTKL’s Baltimore office as a project architect contributing American Institute of Architects (AIA) award winning projects.
Recent work includes two exhibitions and publications on the work of Swedish architects Bernt Nyberg and Sigurd Lewerentz that critically explores their relationship and collaborative work to include “Endangered Architecture, the work of Bernt Nyberg,” at the Skissernas Museum, Lund Sweden and later at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen Denmark (2015) “St. Petri at Fifty: Context, Fragments and Influence” at Klippans Konstall, Klippan Sweden (2016) and Guest editor, photographer and contributing author of the September 2017 issue of A+U, Japan Architecture + Urbanism on the work Bernt Nyberg. This ongoing research has been supported by grants from the CADC, The Peter and Birgitta Celsing Foundation in Stockholm and Dreyers Fond, Copenhagen Denmark. Hall has contributed articles to Arkitektur, The Swedish Journal for Architecture, CLOG, and has lectured internationally.