Matthew is the Principal of Grimshaw’s Southern Asia Business, based in Kuala Lumpur, covering projects across the region but with a specific focus on Singapore and Malaysia.
Currently he is leading the team designing Lendlease'e Tun Razak Exchange Lifestyle Quarter as Precinct Architect, a role which oversees the design team to ensure a cohesive world class design is achieved for this large scale mixed-use regeneration project. Prior to moving to South East Asia, Matthew was the Principal of Grimshaw's Melbourne Studio, and led the emerging commercial and mixed-use portfolio for the Australian practice.
He was the Project Director for several large scale commercial office buildings including 477 Collins Street →, a $300 million premium grade office tower in Melbourne's CBD, 664 Collins Street →, a new office campus for Pitcher Partners and 699 Bourke Street →, AGL's new Headquarters. Of particular note; 664 and 699 are both constructed over the active rail environment of Southern Cross Station, also by Grimshaw.
Initially upon joining Grimshaw, Matthew led the Architectural Design of Lend Lease's bid for the VCCC (Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre). Matthew also led the competition-winning submissions for Marasi Al-Bahrain (Bahrain Mall), Yarra Valley Country Club, and the Hilton Convention Centre in Papua New Guinea, all of which are currently being delivered.
Prior to joining Grimshaw, Matthew led several large scale University research projects for S2F Architects (Melbourne), and was a Director at Squire and Partners in London. Upon Graduating from the Welsh School of Architecture in Cardiff in 1997, Matthew spent two years at Foster and Partners working on three high profile public buildings: The Botanical Gardens of Wales, The British Museum (Great Court) and the new Eurostar link into St Pancras Station.