Matt is a founder and managing director of RIBA chartered practice Architecture Initiative. To date he has overseen over £1bn of education projects across all RIBA stages, and is responsible for providing commercial and strategic direction to the practice, whilst remaining involved in the design process and project delivery. Prior to founding Architecture Initiative Matt was Managing Director of GHM Rock Townsend where he was instrumental in a company re-structure and the expansion of the London office, focusing on public sector clients. Matt is highly regarded in the architectural industry and brings over 35 years of experience to the design team. He is renowned for championing bold design ideas that deliver maximum socio-economic value and isn’t afraid to challenge the status quo to achieve the best results. Matt has received numerous industry awards for education and workplace schemes from organisations including RIBA / LSC, British Council for School Environments, Education Estates and British Council of Offices.