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Matt Slagle, AIA | Notes of Interest

Matt shares his passion for architecture widely, contributing generously to his profession through service on the board of AIA Grand Rapids, to his church through participation on its Building Committee, to his community as a team organizer for Habitat for Humanity, and to the schools as a mentor. He is a leader who leverages every part of his life to strive for a greater good.

As a design architect at TowerPinkster Architects & Engineers, Matt is known for working as a trusted collaborator on multidisciplinary teams to achieve exceptional results. His drive to explore function, space, material, and environmental quality consistently leads to innovative outcomes. By always thinking ahead, Matt has the ability and vision to lead clients to solutions they never imagined. He also mentors younger architects in the firm, and they constantly seek his advice and direction. A local school district credits Matt’s vision and leadership with helping it to create a master plan, build consensus, pass bond issues, and design more than $30 million in construction. And he provided one of the students with a work-study internship in his firm.

Matt’s dedication and commitment already exemplify what it means to be a citizen-architect. In 2009 he led a collaborative design effort for the Open Architecture Network’s Classroom Design Competition, which involved students in the design process. He serves on design/awards juries, speaks at conferences on the future of classroom design, and has contributed to a publication on sustainable schools. He received the 2013 Young Architect Award from AIA Grand Rapids. In addition, he has organized more than 200 hours of volunteer time by friends and families. His unwavering generosity of time and talent is an example for others.

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2014 Young Architects Award Jury

  • Ronald L. Skaggs, FAIA, Chair
  • HKS, Inc.
  • Dallas
  • Lenore M. Lucey, FAIA
  • LML Consulting
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Albert W. Rubeling, FAIA
  • Rubeling & Associates, Inc.
  • Towson, Maryland
  • John Sorrenti, FAIA
  • JRS Architect, PC
  • Mineola, New York
  • William J. Stanley, III, FAIA
  • Stanley Love-Stanley, PC
  • Atlanta

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