Okazaki (b. Oakland, California) is an architect currently
based out of Boston, Massachusetts.
His work investigates the dynamics of power, collective memory, and cultural identity in spaces of ambiguous ownership and authorship.
Aside from his own research interests, Matthew is committed to rethinking the professional practice of architecture, in favor of a more collaborative, equitable, and ethical model that remains progressive and relevant to the demands of the changing industry. He is a member of the Architecture Lobby, and was an invited member of the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) 2019 Think Tank Committee, a group charged with rethinking the future of licensure.
Matthew holds a Master of Architecture with commendation from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design and a BS in Applied Mathematics from UCLA. He has worked in a variety of renowned architecture and design offices including Pei Cobb Freed & Partners, envelope a+d, MKThink, and Morphosis.
Matthew is currently a Lecturer in Fine Arts at Brandeis University, where he teaches architecture and design studios. He has previously taught at Northeastern University and Tufts University.