Shepley Bulfinch has named Matthew Bohne as the firm’s 2014 Summer Design Fellow. Matt, who will begin his final year in the B.Arch./B.F.A. program at the Rhode Island School of Design, was selected from a highly competitive pool of candidates.
During his ten-week Fellowship in Shepley’s Boston office, he will be addressing a series of design challenges on a range of scales early in the planning and design process.
Matt’s architectural education is informed by his background in graphic design, using composition on a two-dimensional plane to clearly convey three-dimensional qualities. In the past year, he has explored designing through drawing, and the use of manual and digital drawing techniques to convey a sense of the making. By drawing in ways that intrigue, he sets up opportunities to read work in various ways and discover more complex spatial networks.
A native of Pasadena, California, he thrives on the fast pace and format of design competitions. To lay the groundwork for his thesis project in the fall, he is also working this summer to prepare a submission for the Princeton Architectural Press’ Pamphlet Architecture 35.
Now in its 17th year, Shepley Bulfinch’s annual Summer Design Fellowship draws candidates from the country’s top design schools. Two of the firm’s recent Fellows, Ming Yan and Susannah Cramer-Greenbaum, are now members of our design staff.