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Designers make consequential choices about who builds, what materials are utilized and which technologies are leveraged in the creation of the built environment. The values that guide these decisions are the difference between a project that improves people's lives and missed opportunities.

Matthew Smith

Managing Director
Boston, MA, USA

Matt leads global operations, manages the development of labs, and generally tries to keep MASS humming along smoothly. Since joining the team in 2015, Matt has guided cross-office organizational design and change processes enabling MASS to scale its impact while remaining true to its values as an international, justice-driven design collective. He now builds new partnerships for the organization and operationalizes the collective’s strategy.

Prior to joining MASS, Matt was a project manager and organizational development consultant working in the U.S., Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Ghana, Mexico and Timor-Leste. He holds a Masters in Development Practice from Columbia University where we was the recipient of the U.S. Department of Education’s Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship. Matt was also the recipient of a David L. Boren Fellowship, studying Kiswahili and entrepreneurial development programs in East Africa after graduating from Montana State University where he studied Business Management and Ethics.