Matthew Okazaki is a designer, researcher, and lecturer based out of Boston.
His work focuses in and around the threshold: zones of ambiguous authorship, architectural in-betweens, and places of convergent cultures. His work investigates the dynamics of power, influence, and change that occur at these sites, and the agency that architecture may -- or may not -- hold over these exchanges.
Aside from his own design 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 from the Harvard Graduate School of Design with commendation and a BS in Applied Mathematics from UCLA. Prior to starting his own practice, Matthew worked at architecture offices that include Pei Cobb Freed & Partners, envelope a+d, MKThink, and Morphosis. He is currently a Lecturer at Northeastern University and Tufts University.