Matthew Malone AIA, NCARB, LEED AP Principal, Science and Technology, New York Growing up in New Jersey, Matt had always wanted to be an artist. He was admittedly skeptical about pursuing architecture at first, but after an introductory class he was hooked. Matt was initially interested in entertainment architecture, yet a chance opportunity to work on a laboratory project changed the trajectory of his career from that point forward. Working on smaller projects at the beginning of his career, Matt was able not only to see a project through from start to finish, but also to engage with the users of the spaces in a meaningful way. From these experiences, he’s learned that good design is about looking beyond technicalities to understand the person and their process. In the sometimes stringent requirements of laboratory spaces, that some might see as limitations, Matt finds design opportunities and multiple creative outlets. He’s worked on everything from daycare centers to restaurants, all in support of science facilities. Matt currently lives in New Jersey with his wife and their two children, a daughter and younger son. He enjoys playing soccer with them and helping them with their own creative outlets, including school science fair projects.