Matthew D. Poe, AIA
architect | associate
Design. Build. Enjoy.
I believe the main reason for design is to build, and that one builds to create enjoyment. Architecture provokes emotions, surface level or subliminal, that should be understood and captured by the design.
This idea of enjoyment resonates with me on several levels. It comes from the enhancement of daily life, be it a single amazing space one begins their day in, or a thoughtful building that enhances the environment around it. The construction process has been a part of my life since the day it was legal for my father to put me to work (possibly before). I worked fabricating and installing commercial HVAC systems until I left Jonesboro, Arkansas, for college. The knowledge and work ethic that this instilled in me has fostered a great appreciation for construction and building that has since bloomed into a passion for architectural design.
As a student at the Fay Jones School of Architecture, I spent two years expanding my knowledge of the profession in the Design + Build Program (ARKdb). During this time we designed and built two modular homes that were constructed in Fayetteville, Arkansas, then transported to Little Rock, Arkansas for completion. I graduated from the program with a Bachelors of Architecture in 2012, and spent the following year designing for Harrison French and Associates. As a part of the modus studio team, I'm excited to put my skills to use in such a creative and collaborative environment.