Matt Petr, AIA - Duda|Paine Architects
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Matt Petr, AIA

Associate

Matt seeks to unite differing perspectives to inspire original design solutions for Duda|Paine’s projects. His skill and craftsmanship in conceptual modeling and sketching, digital visualization and B.I.M. software fosters exceptional team communication and coordination on projects of all scales and levels of complexity.

 

Favorite Duda|Paine project?

The Garden Pavilion at Cox Headquarters in Atlanta, because it brings to life a vital human scale on a corporate campus.

 

Do you have a guiding principle for your architectural work?

I see design as a search for the truth. I began my search while studying Industrial Design at Towson University, MD. In a design internship in Black and Decker’s Proto-typing studio, the significance of “the process of making” quickly evolved into an appreciation for those things made well.  After undergrad, I embarked on a 60 day / 12,500 mile adventure across the United States exploring national parks, vibrant urban centers and forgotten corners. Looking back, this trip and the people I met helped to define a human perspective I’ve continued to carry into my search for design truth. At NC State’s Graduate School of Architecture, I found a common thread between great design and a commitment to deliver that design to the community.  Whether large or small, the things we make find their way into the lives of those around us, and in doing so must make those lives better.

 

What aspect of your job are you the most interested in / motivated by?

The product of our ability to collaborate with many different minds to generate original design solutions.