Matthew Oudens, AIA, LEED AP, MCPPO
Matthew Oudens 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 in Washington, DC before relocating to Boston in 1995. There he continued his professional practice with Kallmann McKinnell & Wood Architects before joining Machado Silvetti in 1998.
Mr. Oudens practiced with Machado Silvetti from 1998-2007 where he was a Senior Associate sharing management of the firm and focusing on cultural and academic projects for a wide variety of public and private institutional clients. Mr. Oudens was the project architect and lead designer for the new Honan-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 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, winner of a 2013 AIA New England Merit Award; the new Civic Building at Veteran’s Plaza in Silver Spring, Maryland, winner of AIA Maryland’s 2011 Public Building of the Year Award; and renovation and expansion of the Chazen Museum of Art on the University of Wisconsin’s Madison campus, winner of an AIA Wisconsin 2012 Honor Award.
Mr. Oudens left Machado and Silvetti in the spring of 2007 to co-found Oudens Ello Architecture. Mr. Oudens brings over twenty years of experience to a practice specializing in academic, institutional, and cultural projects and demonstrating commitment to a sustainable future. Mr. Oudens has been a registered architect since 1996, holding licenses in Alabama, Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Virginia, Washington DC and Wisconsin. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects, the Boston Society of Architects, the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, the New England Museum Association, and is a LEED Accredited Professional.
In addition to his professional experience, Mr. Oudens serves as a member of the Brookline Planning Board. 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. Since 1996, Mr. Oudens has served as Secretary to the Baruch Korff Charitable Foundation, focused on funding educational, research, and youth programs throughout the region.