James Matthes | Designer

When James was about ten years old, his father’s drafting board caught his attention. “I couldn’t stop drawing from then on,” he says. He thought his artistic interest would be more of a hobby until he realized in his first year of college that it could be the foundation of a career. “Why not do what I love to do?” James adds, thinking back on his pivot into architecture.

James was in the second graduating class in the Bachelor of Architecture program at Dunwoody College. “I loved it there. I stayed with my cohort all five years,” he says. “It’s a supportive and connected group.” He sees those qualities in NewStudio as well, noting that the spontaneous office conversations and easy-going professionalism inspire a creative and productive atmosphere. “Everyone is ready to tackle challenges in new and different ways. Who wouldn’t want to be part of that?”

Most Cherished Items I own:
Baseballs signed by Kirby Puckett and Joe Mauer

Favorite Office Supply:
Pilot Razor Point II in red and in black; I always carry them in my pocket with something to write or draw on

Most People Don’t Know This About Me:
My family owns an Italian deli; I worked at it when I was growing up, and now I live above it today!

James Matthes, Intern


Bach. of Arch., Dunwoody College of Technology, Minneapolis

Assoc. Applied Science – Arch. Drafting and Design, Dunwoody College of Technology, Minneapolis