Director of Hospitality Studio
With over twenty five years of experience, Matt Mitchell knows that Hospitality Design must serve multiple stakeholders: business and leisure travelers, owners, operators, financiers and the city in which the facility is located. Never assuming he knows the answer without first understanding the client’s goals, Matt begins each project by asking the client “What do you want and what do you need?”. Staying attuned to the evolving needs of clients, the hospitality industry, design and world culture, Matt and his team work together to create distinctive environments that are defining the future of the guest experience.
True passion for design and his clients’ success are Matt’s drivers. For him, effective Hospitality Design must recognize the importance of both back-of-house and guest spaces. Only highly efficient planning of operations and employees’ spaces can provide the staff with the optimum path to provide superior guest service and minimize the building’s footprint. Inspiring and efficient design in guest spaces ensures guests’ return visits. Matt’s strong understanding of planning, operations and budget combined with meticulous attention to design allow him to make large resorts feel intimate and small boutique hotels welcoming to any guest.
As the Director of the Hospitality Studio, Matt leads a talented team that has embraced the firm’s philosophy, Architecture for Outcomes. He believes collaboration, curiosity and utilizing design-thinking methodologies result in the most innovative ideas. Matt thrives in creating solutions for challenging projects; the harder, the better. His studio specializes in tight, complicated and constrained sites and in projects whose needs outweigh their budgets. In these settings, he and his team excel at delivering holistic design solutions that are innovative, memorable and profitable.
Bachelor of Architecture
University of Miami
Memberships & Affiliations:
Registered Architect Georgia & Florida
LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP BD+C)
Member, National Council for Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB)