“I love seeing how each new project is informed by our clients’ lives and the history of the place we’re building in. It’s through listening and learning that we discover what really makes a place a ‘home.’”
For Associate Matt Enquist one of the most satisfying parts of practicing architecture is working with individual clients and learning about the history of each property and place.
Matt knew at an early age that he wanted to be an architect after being exposed to the field by his uncle, who is an architect and urban planner, and father, who studied engineering. He grew up outside of Seattle and attended the University of Notre Dame where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Architecture, before moving to New York to start this career. After graduation, Matt spent more than a decade working at Ferguson & Shamamian Architects in New York before joining GPSA as a Project Manager in 2016, eventually being promoted to Associate and Senior Project Manager in 2021.
As a senior member of GPSA’s staff, Matt is involved in all aspects of a project — from design through construction — and is responsible for overseeing his individual project teams. And as a member of the firm’s Leadership Team, Matt along with his fellow Associates is also involved in the day-to-day management of the office. He compares his role to being the client’s quarterback. “There is nothing I enjoy more than creative problem solving. The architect is your point person for taking the client’s vision and making it a reality.”
Matt is a registered architect in New York, a member of the American Institute of Architects, and he is certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB). He actively participates in the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art where he is a Fellow, serves on the Book Committee, and has taught several classes.
Matt lives with his family in Westchester, and in his free time, he and his wife can be found working on their 1930s home and ever-evolving garden.