Matthew Messner

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Arch & Urban Planning 499


Matthew Messner A.I.A. Assoc. is a designer and critic. He holds a Masters of Architecture (M.Arch) and a Masters of Art in Design Criticism (MAD-Crit) from the University of Illinois Chicago (’14) and a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies with a Minor in Art History and Criticism from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee School of Architecture and Urban Planning (’08). He is the head of Messner Architecture, and formerly he has worked in the offices of Jimenez Lai/Bureau Spectacular, and Julian De Shmedt in Copenhagen, Denmark. His design and writing have been published and featured in international galleries and publications, to include the Storefront for Art and Architecture, the Graham Foundation, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Peoples Art House of Zagreb, Croatia, and the 2014 Venice Biennale of Architecture. From 2015 through 2018, he was the Midwest Editor for the national published Architect’s Newspaper, where he wrote and edited nearly 500 articles. Matthew was a Sergeant in U.S. Army Reserve, and is a Veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom (’09) in Afghanistan.

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M.Arch., University of Illinois-Chicago
MAD-Crit., University of Illinois-Chicago


ARCH 310 – Fundamentals are Architectural Design I
ARCH 320 – Fundamentals are Architectural Design II
ARCH 420 – Architectural Design II
ARCH 533 – Topics in Architectural Theory
ARCH 650 – Elective Design Studio

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