Matthew Oudens, AIA, LEED AP, MCPPO
Matthew Oudens is a founding principal at Oudens Ello Architecture with over twenty-five years of experience specializing in academic, institutional, and cultural projects and demonstrating commitment to a sustainable future. His recent work includes the LEED Gold certified Eastham Public Library on Cape Cod, recognized with a 2018 AIA / ALA Library Building Award honoring the best library architecture in the country. Among his current responsibilities, Matt is serving as lead principal for the Woodlawn Museum, Gardens & Park expansion project, a historic house museum on a 200-acre national historic register listed estate in Ellsworth, Maine which includes design and construction of a new Visitor Center for Education and Exhibition. He is also serving as the lead principal for the new Webster Public Library in Webster, Massachusetts (opening anticipated in June 2018) and the new Norwell Public Library in Norwell, Massachusetts, both recipients of grant funding through the Massachusetts Public Library Construction Program.
Prior to co-founding Oudens Ello Architecture in 2007, Matt spent ten years with Machado Silvetti in Boston where he was a Senior Associate, co-managing office operations for the 40-person firm and directing award-winning cultural projects including the Honan-Allston Branch of the Boston Public Library, winner of numerous 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. Other award-winning projects under his leadership include the South Boston Maritime Park for the Massachusetts Port Authority, the Silver Spring Town Square’s new civic building and veterans memorial plaza in Silver Spring, Maryland, the new Black Family Visual Arts Center at Dartmouth College, and renovation and expansion of the Chazen Museum of Art on the University of Wisconsin’s Madison campus.
Matt holds a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Virginia. Matt has been a registered architect since 1996, holding licenses in Washington, DC, Maryland, Virginia, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine, Wisconsin, and Alabama. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects, the Boston Society of Architects, and the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards. Matt is MCPPO certified and is a LEED Accredited Professional. In addition to serving as 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, Matt serves as a member of the Planning Board for the Town of Brookline, MA, where he has also served as a building committee member and design advisory team member for several significant projects for the town.
Matt lives with his wife Zamira Korff and their daughter Adele in Brookline, Massachusetts, where they earned a 2008 Preservation Award from the Brookline Preservation Commission for renovation of their 1892 Shepley, Rutan and Coolidge designed home.