Matthew works in architectural practice and research, drawing on over two decades of activity in these fields and on broader experience in self-building, property development, set design, and architectural education – always in collaboration with others.
He studied architecture at Cambridge University and the Bartlett UCL, and has worked in architectural practice at Buschow Henley in London and Jestico & Whiles in Prague. As a co-director of MPH Architects (with Catherine Phillips and Dido Milne), from 2015-2018 he led a research team of industry and academic partners on ‘Solid Cork Building Envelope’, part-funded by Innovate UK and EPSRC. The subsequent Cork House, completed in 2019, was designed with Dido Milne and Oliver Wilton, and self-built by Matthew. He is currently Director of Research & Development at CSK Architects in Eton.