James Matthes | Designer

The Bachelor of Architecture program at Dunwoody College is fairly new, and James was in just the second graduating class. "I loved it there because unlike many traditional architecture schools, I got to stay with my cohort and take classes with them for all five years," he says. "It's a supportive and connected group, kind of like a family—it’s a cool culture."

James appreciates those qualities in NewStudio as well; they're part of the reason he wanted to gain student-working experience here. "Ever since I can remember, I've held a strong interest and admiration for architecture and design; it’s exciting to share that with the NewStudio staff." He admires the spontaneity in conversations in the office and easy-going professionalism that feels creative and productive. "Everyone is ready to get to work. Who wouldn’t want to be part of that?" he adds.
Most Cherished Item I Own:
A baseball signed by Kirby Puckett that my parents gave me for my birthday
Favorite Office Supply
Pilot Razor Point II in black; I always carry one in my pocket with something to write or draw on
People May Not Know This About Me:
I’m a loyal Minnesota sports fan.

James Matthes, Intern


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

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