Matt Hall

Associate Professor

Matt Hall

School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture

Bachelor of Architecture

320 Dudley Hall Phone: (334) 844-4579


Harvard Graduate School of Design / Master of Architecture
University of Tennessee College of Architecture & Design / Bachelor of Architecture

Licensed Architect / State of Alabama / 7426
Licensed Architect / State of Tennessee / 104004

Hall’s teaching is primarily in the beginning design studios and materials and methods coursework. He also serves as the director of the Scandinavia Study Abroad program in partnership with The Aarhus School of Architecture, in Aarhus, Denmark. This program for third year architecture students consists of three weeks of research and travel through Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland, then returning to Aarhus for a six-week studio and seminar sequence. He is the recipient of the Auburn University Alumni Undergraduate Teaching Excellence Award (2018) and the APLA Outstanding Teaching Award (2016.)

Interest areas in research and practice:
Hall is a founding member of the design collective Obstructures with a focus on the impact of material culture and the inherently problematic nature of design. In addition to his collaborative design practice, his research interests include a fascination with bygone archetypes, and the fundamental dilemmas of values and judgement in design decision making. These interests have led Hall to research lesser known architects operating on the margins of typical practice. Currently his scholarship is concentrated on the work of Swedish architects Bernt Nyberg and Sigurd Lewerentz. He served as the guest editor and photographer for the 2017 A+U, Japan Architecture & Urbanism feature on Bernt Nyberg and has lectured and exhibited internationally on the work with a diverse group of collaborators.