Matthew Krissel's high aspirations for design inspire him to create meaningful solutions to complex problems.
Matthew has devoted his career to designing beautiful, high performing buildings and developing idea sharing and design platforms that facilitate new and creative processes. He has combined his interest in computation and technology with a deep understanding of how to connect people, programming, and design aspirations in a handful of noted projects, including the award-winning Cellophane House™ featured at the Museum of Modern Art and the Embassy of the United States in London. Matthew has also spearheaded projects for the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, Yale University, Dartmouth College, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. In addition to his design work, Matthew has also participated in seminal research projects that have explored high-rise modular housing, energy consumption in the average American home, and design interventions that improve the quality of life for citizens of Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Matthew is currently working new Interdisciplinary Engineering building at the University of Washington, a mechanical engineering building at Carnegie Mellon University, and OpenHome, a high-performing, off-site fabricated house product developed in partnership with Bensonwood Homes. As the chair of KieranTimberlake's Digital Design Visioning Group, Matthew helps foster digital innovation, visualization, and knowledge sharing throughout the firm.
Outside of the firm, Matthew has served on academic design juries at the University of Pennsylvania, MIT, and the University of Texas at Austin, and was the jury chair of the 2016 AIA New York Design Awards and the 2017 AIA National Innovation Awards. He has also lectured across the country and around the world, and has recently given talks at the National Institute of Building Sciences, the AIA London's Committee on Design, and the AIA's Technology in Architectural Practice Conference. Matthew has been interviewed for Architectural Record, Fast Company, Dwell, and Architect magazines, and his contributions to the books Convergence: The Redesign of Design by Randy Deutsch and Workflows: Expanding Territory in the Design and Delivery of Buildings by Richard Garber were published in 2017.
Prior to joining KieranTimberlake, Matthew worked at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and Kohn Pedersen Fox in New York City.