Matthew L. Geiss


Matthew is a licensed architect with more than 20 years of practical experience and a dedicated educator having taught a wide range of graduate and undergraduate courses for more than a decade. He co-founded his practice, reform, llc, with Luis Boza in 2006 as an extension of his research and as a means of bridging the gap between academia and practice.


Matthew 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’s expertise lies in the areas of materials research, digital design, fabrication / assembly and graphic representation. He is constantly searching for ways to leverage technological advances in design softwares and fabrication techniques as a means of transforming the way buildings are designed and built.


Prior to establishing reform, llc, Matthew worked as a project designer at Grater Architects in Clayton, NY and STUDIOS Architecture in Washington, DC. In addition to his teaching at the University of Maryland, he has taught previously at the Catholic University of America’s School of Architecture and Planning, where he served as director of the thesis program, as well as at Virginia Tech's Washington-Alexandria Architecture Center. Both his academic research and professional design work have been published and exhibited nationally and internationally.


Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design - Columbia University 2005
Bachelor of Architecture - Syracuse University 2000