“How does our firm bring value to a project? Listening. There should be a class on that in college. If we know what our client is trying to achieve, we can do our part to make that happen. If we come into a conversation with pre-conceived notions as to what a solution will be, we have taken the first step in failing our client."
Matt has over 24 years of professional engineering experience, working six years in Boulder, Colorado before joining the Missoula office in 1999. A builder and tinkerer by nature, Matt's considered one of the firm's "Big Building Specialists," tackling large commercial projects like bridges, municiple buildings, schools and factories. He earned his BS in Civil Engineering from the University of Colorado and has served as president of the Structural Engineers Association of Montana. With his better half, Matt's raising three kids, a black lab, a mini-Australian Shepherd, and somewhere between five and 15 minnows.
- What is your favorite piece of historical architecture?
The Alhambra in Grenada, Spain. Built in the 9th century, it is a magical fortification that enchants with a combination of prime Moorish architecture that has been built upon with royal European flavor over the millennia.
- If you weren't an engineer, what would you be?
I would own a recording studio.
- What was your favorite course in college?
Advanced Reinforced Concrete Design, mostly due to the professor. Thank you Dr. Shing!