Matthew Parks Architect AAA, MArch, LEED® AP | Calgary

Matthew has 12 years of experience working within cultural and community typologies. This has exposed him to all facets of project work from master planning to detail drawing and contract administration. His biggest passion involves project design and the process that is used to generate and develop ideas in an inclusive way.

He is passionate about the values around wellbeing and how important design is in delivering healthier, collaborative and flourishing communities. He understands how design can create a space that is intuitive, welcoming and social. This understanding is reflected in his experience in various sectors including: a vision, concept and business case study that was provided for the Glenbow Museum renovation in Calgary, a project management and design role he assumed in Fort Calgary’s expansion to their Interpretive Centre, renovation of the Deane House restaurant, rehabilitation of Calgary’s oldest existing building – the Hunt House, and collaboration with local artist son their 1875 Fort Site Interpretive Installation.

Matthew has an interest in community involvement and worked with an interdisciplinary team to identify a strategic approach to the Cochrane Sustainability Plan and the incorporation of the Plan into guidelines. Arising out of this engagement was the development of the Sustainable Partners Uniting Resources initiative which evolved to outline the implementation of the Sustainability Plan.