Matthew Akira Okazaki (b. Oakland, California) is an artist, architect, and educator based out of Boston, Massachusetts.

His research and creative practice centers around sites of erased architectures and themes of preservation, reconstruction, and rehabilitation. Through the lens of the built environment, he explores ideas of authorship, collective memory, heritage, and identity in the hopes of amplifying histories less told.

Okazaki is founder of the architecture practice Field Office LLC, and a principal at Architecture for Public Benefit, a benefit corporation providing design services for mission-driven organizations in the Greater Boston area. He holds a Master of Architecture from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design with commendation and a Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics from UCLA. Prior to starting his own practice, Okazaki worked at the offices of Pei Cobb Freed & Partners, Envelope A+D, MKThink, and Morphosis.

He is an Assistant Teaching Professor in the Department of Architecture at Northeastern University, and has previously taught at Tufts University, Brandeis University, and Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design.