Matthew Oudens was born and raised in Washington, DC. He received a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Virginia in 1989, later returning to receive a Master of Architecture degree in 1992. Mr. Oudens practiced architecture with Smith Group for a number of years in Washington, DC before relocating to Boston in 1995. There he continued his professional practice with Kallmann McKinnell & Wood Architects before joining Machado and Silvetti Associates in 1998.
Mr. Oudens became a Senior Associate at Machado and Silvetti in 2005, focusing on cultural and academic projects for a variety of institutional and public clients. Mr. Oudens was the project architect and lead designer for the new Allston Branch of the Boston Public Library, winner of one international and five national awards, including a 2003 AIA National Honor Award for Architecture, Honor Awards from both the Boston Society of Architects and the New England Chapter of the AIA, and recipient of the prestigious Harleston Parker Medal. Mr. Oudens also served as project director and lead designer of a strategic facilities study for St. Albans School on the campus of the National Cathedral in Washington, DC; the South Boston Maritime Park for the Massachusetts Port Authority, winner of a 2004 BSA Design Award; a new Visual Arts Center at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire; a new civic building and plaza in Silver Spring, Maryland; and renovation and expansion of the Chazen Museum of Art on the University of Wisconsin’s Madison campus.
Mr. Oudens left Machado and Silvetti in the spring of 2007 to co-found Oudens Ello Architecture, an architecture and planning office in Boston. Mr. Oudens brings over twenty years of experience servicing private and public clients to a new practice specializing in academic, institutional, and cultural projects and demonstrating commitment to a sustainable future. Mr. Oudens is a registered architect, holding licenses in Washington, DC, Maryland, Virginia, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Wisconsin. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects, the Boston Society of Architects, the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, and is a LEED Accredited Professional.
In addition to his professional experience, he has been a guest critic and thesis design critic at several local architecture schools and a lecturer at the Boston Architectural Center, Build Boston, and the Harvard Executive Education Program. For the last 12 years, Mr. Oudens has served as Secretary to the Baruch Korff Charitable Foundation, focused on funding educational and youth programs in Boston and throughout the region.
Mr. Oudens lives in Brookline with his wife, where much of their free time is spent restoring and renovating their turn of the century house, designed by Shepley Rutan and Coolidge in 1892. In 2005, The Brookline Preservation Commission recognized their achievements and ongoing efforts with an Annual Preservation Award.