Matthew Spremulli is a Research Associate with the Center for Advanced Urbanism. He received his Master of Architecture as well as his Honours Bachelor of Arts (with Distinction) from the University of Toronto. His research and design interests explore the intersection between technology and ecology; focusing on the role design and technology can play in creating “eco-ambient” landscapes and how digitally created/fabricated geometry will interact with ecological systems. These interests have been explored through collaboratively authored publications, projects and papers. His thesis work focused on reimagining human occupation and interaction in the American Great Plains as a paradoxical site of hyper-productive wilderness. He is the recipient of the 2012 AIA Henry Adams Medal, ARCC/King Student Medal and the 2010 Howarth-Wright Fellowship from University of Toronto. Matthew also received advanced digital modeling and manufacturing training; he is a Rhinoceros 3D Certified Trainer from McNeel & Associates and provides digital fabrication / workflow consultation for woodworking design/production centers in the Greater Toronto Area. Matthew was an Associate with Lateral Office in Toronto, working with the collective on numerous award winning speculations and research based projects from 2009 to 2014. His work culminated with the office on Canada’s representation at the 2014 Architecture Biennale in Venice, Italy with the “Arctic Adaptations: Nunavut at 15” project and exhibition.
Matthew was an Assistant Adjunct Professor and Special Lecturer at the University of Waterloo. He has also taught at the University of Toronto, and has given a number of lectures while being a visiting critic at Marywood University in Pennsylvania, IUAV in Venice, Politecnico di Milano, and the Politecnico di Torino. His teaching focuses on how students can let research explicitly influence their design work, which usually incorporates advanced representation and visual communication strategies.