Matthew Fineout has joined CannonDesign as the firm’s Pittsburgh Design Leader. Recognized as a distinguished local architect who has worked around the world, Matthew is responsible for strengthening our firm’s ability to leverage design to help Pittsburgh communities, businesses and institutions thrive.
With more than 25 years’ experience as an architect, Matthew consistently demonstrates a dynamic ability to solve complex building issues via architecture and digital design. He has led key local projects like the Pittsburgh Gateway Subway Station and Esplanade, a 3 million sf mixed-use development master plan, while partnering with organizations including the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Port Authority of Allegheny County and Carnegie Mellon University.
“Matthew is a gifted designer and leader who will strengthen our firm’s capabilities and continue to enrich our city,” said Michael Corb, CannonDesign’s Pittsburgh office leader. “His ability to understand client realities, navigate challenges and introduce innovation throughout the design process is rare and remarkable. We’re excited to have him join our team and bring value to our clients.”
Beyond his work in the Pittsburgh area, Matthew has also designed commercial spaces in Dubai and Turkey, master plans in Los Angeles and both a museum and airport in Mexico. He’s worked for leading firms like Frank O. Gehry & Associates and most recently served as a founding partner for Smart Architecture. His diverse, international experience helps him bring unique perspectives to design challenges.
“CannonDesign is a firm that truly values design as a means to solve complex challenges and I’m excited to be part of their team” said Fineout. “The firm is uniquely positioned with their mix of design leadership, market expertise and technical integration to help Pittsburgh organizations and those around the world push boundaries and achieve new levels of success.”
In complement to his design work, Matthew also regularly presents on design topics, publishes research papers and offers guest lectures for universities across the country. His work is also frequently awarded with honors from the American Institute of Architects. In 2006, Matthew was a finalist for the Rome Prize from the American Academy in Rome, one of the most distinguished honors an architect can earn.