Matthew Roewe

Director

Matt is an innovative, collaborative, and visionary designer with over 30 years of experience on complex mixed-use, high-rise, commercial, residential, and urban design projects. Matt brings a deep understanding of the nuances and complexities of creating livable and economically viable communities that integrate transit, land-use, and community goals. Matt’s expertise balances programming, design concepts, coordination and project execution with marketable, sustainable and feasible solutions. He has also been extensively involved in volunteer civic activities that directly complement his professional passion of creating livable, walk-able and spirited urban places. Matt served as a member of the City of Seattle Planning Commission and has served as the Chair of the South Lake Union design review board.

Favorite Project & Why

I like all my projects here at VIA because of the diversity of work we do. My role as an architect, urban designer, and a development strategist is continually enhanced by my broad experience in both planning and building.

Favorite Thing About Your Job

The projects we take on are always challenging, yet full of possibilities and adventure. Breaking the rules for the right reasons is a VIA mantra.

Favorite Thing to Do

I love to compare Vancouver to Seattle with the members of our VIA team in both great cities. The differences and attitudes between the two cities are full of learning opportunities. Seattle is robust, innovative, business-friendly and somewhat haphazardly evolving, while Vancouver has remarkable urban livability and maintains a high level of civic and social responsibility.