MATTHEW AXTMANN, ASSOCIATE AIAVice President Phone: 612-524-4221
Matthew believes that architecture can change the way people live and interact while maintaining a level of reverence for the natural world around us. With an intense work ethic and respectful outlook, Matthew chooses to look at the world in a creative and imaginative way. As an essential member of the design team, Matthew leads projects from early design concepts through the construction phase. He has an aptitude for carrying the original design intent throughout the life of the project while embracing context sensitive design which celebrates holistic connections at the macro and micro level. Matthew’s active listening skills and design sensibilities give him the ability to quickly interpret complex data and details, and to precisely codify them into a design language. Using strong visual communication, Matthew translates comprehensive design ideas into digestible content. His awareness of market trends and benchmarking across Workplace and Science & Technology sectors allows him to assist brokers and owners on ways to best capitalize on rentable space while maintaining the creative design language essential for today’s workforce.
“As our work-life ethos evolves; our built environment needs to respond accordingly. Sitting static in an office for 8 hours no longer fuels our creative and synergetic lifestyle.” Matthew tries to respond to this shift in culture with creative design solutions that embrace our ever-changing individuality.