Matt Adams AIA

Matt Adams AIA

Matt Adams AIA LEED AP BD+C – Architect

Matt Adams is a third-generation San Franciscan and comes from an arts and construction background. His father was a general contractor, and his mother was an artist and singer with the San Francisco Opera.  As a result, he has spent time working in construction and loves drawing and sculpture.

Matt received his MArch degree from California College of the Arts, where much of his work focused on hyper-functional architectural design, including his thesis work, which was awarded an AIASF Design Honor award. Currently, he is interested in how design can be used to uncover and engage site specific traits, and how those specific traits can begin to inform all aspects of a project, from space planning to detailing.

Prior to attending graduate school, he received an undergraduate degree in Comparative Sociology with a focus in Anthropology. Matt has also taught full-time for a local children’s sports program and worked at a local bookstore. He still loves working with his hands and currently volunteers with Habitat For Humanity.

"To make any great change in this world I believe you need to start at the local/small scale, with an emphasis on knowledge sharing. I believe self-reliance and self- confidence is derived from a solid understanding of how things work. I see architecture, design, and hands on construction as a means of encouraging individuals to think creatively, critically and educate themselves on how their environment actually goes together. "

Part of the net zero energy Police Training Center at San Francisco International Airport.

Part of the net zero energy Police Training Center at San Francisco International Airport.


MArch – California College of the Arts

BA – Comparative Sociology / Anthropology – University of Puget Sound


California Architect

LEED Accredited Professional - Building Design & Construction


American Institute of Architects

Habitat for Humanity – Young Professionals