MATTHEW BRYDEN USELMAN
Matthew Bryden Uselman graduated with honors from the University of Arkansas (Bachelor of Architecture) in Fayetteville and Columbia University (Master of Architecture) in New York City. He has over 15 years of experience working on diverse national and international projects for the world’s most respected and celebrated architects working today. Mr. Uselman’s aim is to combine the diverse lessons and experiences from his tenure with those offices and forge a new aesthetic energy and optimism in his practice where the unique values of architectural thinking and creative problem solving can serve client needs as well the environmental challenges we face as a collective.
Prior to forming MBU/A, Matthew served as a Lead Project Designer at Steven Holl Architects in New York City where he worked directly with Mr. Holl to help design and develop the Sky-Bridge component of Linked Hybrid Housing, a 220,000 SM pedestrian-oriented residential housing project built in 2009 in Beijing, China. Matthew has also worked directly with Michele Saee, where he was a Lead Designer on Drugstore Publicis, a fashion-forward retail epicenter located and built in 2001 on Avenue des Champs Elysees in Paris, France. He has also contributed to various realized and unrealized projects with Richard Meier & Partners, Enrique Norten / TEN Arquitectos, Skidmore Owings & Merrill, and Andrew Zago that have been widely published and awarded as examples of progressive architectural design.
A NCARB-certified Registered Architect and member of The American Institute of Architects, Matthew lives in Manhattan, travels regularly and contributes to academia as an invited critic.