The Catholic University of America


Matthew L. Geiss


Matthew Geiss received his Bachelor of Architecture from Syracuse University’s School of Architecture and his Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture Planning and Preservation. Matthew has held positions with Grater Architects in Clayton, NY and with STUDIOS Architecture in Washington, DC. While at STUDIOS, he was a project designer on projects such as XM Satellite Radio, Bloomberg’s New York Headquarters and the Pentagon Renovation project.

In 2006 Matthew co-founded (along with Luis Boza), reform,llc an interdisciplinary design / research collaborative based in Washington, DC. The work of reform places an emphasis on process and seeks to push the envelope of design and fabrication in the built environment. In additon to his role at reform, Matthew is an Adjunct Faculty Member at The Catholic University of America’s School of Architecture and Planning. He specializes in the areas of design/theory, materials research and computer aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM).

Matthew currently serves as the Thesis Director, overseeing the thesis program in the Graduate School. He teaches in the Master’s level graduate Design Technologies studios and the Comprehensive Building Design Studio as well as a materials research seminar entitled Material Matters. He has participated as a member of the Eco-Ethics, Exhibition and Digital Committees. In 2006, Matthew received an American Institute of Architects Education Honor Award. His work has been published and exhibited both nationally and internationally.