Matt Avard

Matt Avard

Project Architect

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Matthew’s project experience includes educational, healthcare, government, and recreational facilities. He plays an integral role in all levels of project delivery from design to construction administration. Most of his free time is spent with his wife and two children enjoying family time, home improvement projects, working on vehicles, fishing, folfing, and the occasional road trip.

Q & A with Matt Avard

What got you into design / architecture / engineering?

Growing up I was always fascinated by buildings and would sketch my own designs. I was in the fourth grade when my interest of architecture really took hold and I knew that I wanted to become an Architect. I give credit to my neighbor who found out about my interest in designing buildings and told me about the architecture profession.

What makes working at CWG unique?

Working at CWG is more than just a job, it is my work family. Everyone is a valued team member; each person brings something to the design aspect. The CWG team is a collaborative organization that values everyone input on project to provide comprehensive design solution for our clients.

Biggest challenge of your job?

There are infinite design possibilities for a client’s project. Choosing the right design and materials that fit the clients vision and most importantly budget is a challenge. This also intrigues aspect throughout design, keeping things interesting always ever changing beyond the design and into construction.

What was your first job?

I worked for a Beekeeper.

What do you do in your spare time?

Woodworking project for the house and lounging with my wife and two kids watch movies.