Matthew PorrecaAIA, LEED AP BD+C, NCARB

Design Director

San Diego, California

Matthew has more than 25 years of experience leading integrated design teams that have produced award-winning, high-performance buildings.

As design director, Matthew emphasizes a collaborative approach that looks for innovative solutions to complex issues. He leads design charrettes, facilitates discussions with the core team and stakeholders, and helps establish the design direction for the project. His expertise extends to functional design, technical integration, use of innovative materials, long-range scheduling and overall project management.

Matthew’s influence can be found on large-scale office and civic projects around the country, including intricate corporate campuses and iconic museum and performing arts facilities. On every project, he looks for innovative ways to develop better performing buildings with healthier environments. He has led the design of several net-zero projects and won awards for his efforts to develop buildings that save energy through passive and natural strategies.

Matthew was the founding co-chair of the Living Building Collaborative in San Diego.