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Matthew Ruddy \

Matt completed his architectural studies at the University of Newcastle (Part 1 & 2) and the University of Westminster (Part 3). During his time at Newcastle he was awarded the excellence award for Outstanding Contribution to the School and Thesis Travel Fund to explore and analyse the city of Copenhagen for his dissertation Shadow Cities: The Reality of Fictional Copenhagen. Matt achieved a distinction for his academic portfolio, which over the course of three projects explored the themes of social architecture.

During his time at Hawkins\Brown he has been a member of the Sustainability Group with a particular interest in creative reuse of existing buildings, working on several projects bringing redundant buildings back into use. This has often involved listed buildings and conservation aspects which Matt has broad experience with, from grand Victorian pools to small listed cottages. Matt has also worked with the pro bono team using design to assist several charities with their spatial challenges including hostels for the homeless and community hubs for a youth engagement charity. 

Matt is also experienced in developing innovative proposals for housing and commercial projects from concept design to construction, often in challenging urban regeneration sites and has worked on a range of commercial and housing projects from concept design to construction. His scale of project experience covers small urban infill to new urban quarters and housing estate renewal.

Matt’s interests include reading, cartography and keeping up to date on architectural developments from his home town in Newcastle.

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