Mathew Snethen

Mathew Snethen



“Architecture resonates with me as it is not a finite pursuit; the world is vast and there is so much to learn. My design work strives to echo those eye-opening truths about the society in which we live.”

With more than 20 years of expertise in diverse building projects, including both new construction and renovation projects, Mathew has always been interested in how the niche particulars of each type of project can in turn guide and influence his work. Designing everything from office buildings to mixed-use developments, schools to senior housing, large-scale residential to restaurants and theaters, he thrives on the nuanced challenges and opportunities that each project presents. Putting his wide span of technical experience to good use, Mathew has taught courses in architectural design and building codes and systems to college students in Chicago. When he’s not working, Mathew spends as much time as possible in the woods camping with his family, harkening back to his formative years in the Pacific Northwest.

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Innately curious and keenly aware of all facets of a project, Mathew blends his long-held interest in justice design with a desire to effect change not just from the outside, but from the inside as well.


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  • +1 (646) 358-8737
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  • Education

  • llinois Institute of Technology, B.Arch
  • Associations

  • American Institute of Architects