Principal, Hume Projects LLC, Instructor, University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning
in Buffalo, NY
Matthew Hume received Master of Architecture Degree from the University at Buffalo School of Architecture.
Past work experience includes Project Manager at Total Home construction, a design-build company and Project designer at Cannon Design, a large scale architecture and engineering firm.
Hume currently owns and operates Hume Projects LLC a design-build company and has completed a large number of projects that vary greatly in size and scope from large scale commercial projects to smaller scale residential projects. Hume has also designed and constructed a variety of furniture and utility surfaces that vary greatly in detail and material composition.
Research foci include blurring the boundaries between design and construction processes and latent materials behaviors that can be scaled exponentially and play a more critical role in building systems and our perceptions of space.
Hume’s work has been published in a variety of platforms including Wood Design and Building and AD (Architecture Design) magazine.
Return of the Master Builder
BY MATTHEW HUME
@ VOL 17
ON SEP 15, 2016
"I tell people I wear two hats—one of the designer and one of the builder, but as I evolve I wish to wear one hat, that of the Master Builder."
In the Return of the Master Builder from PechaKucha Buffalo vol. 17, Adjunct Assistant Professor, University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning and Owner/Principle of HUME PROJECTS, LLC, Matthew Hume discusses his work creating residential and commercial projects, from the design phase through the construction phase. The traditional Master Builder once integrated both design and construction processes by direct involvement. The profession of architecture and processes of building are shifting back toward a more integrated approach forcing architects to re-evolve into earlier versions of themselves. Hume's recent work in design and construction projects serves as an example of this paradigm shift.