Matthew J. Schachtner
Executive Vice President / Principal Project Architect

Healthcare Studio Leader / Director of Design, NCARB, AIA


Details mattr. Take that missing “e” back there, for instance. Wouldn’t happen with Matt overseeing your project (in fact, he barely let it fly here!) To Matt, every detail counts when it comes to your project—in its design as well as its construction. While that relentless pursuit of perfection may drive project team members a little nutty at times, it offers some very big benefits for you. Drawing on his 20 years of experience in architectural design and construction, Matt can answer contractor questions and help resolve electrical or HVAC situations on the spot, without delays. Matt’s eye for detail also shows up in the design. In a recent project for Bellin Health, he studied how staff went about their jobs to limit the number of footsteps they would need to take between key areas in order to boost their productivity. But Matt believes buildings should do more than perform for clients. He seeks to create spaces that work on a “human scale”—that comfort and delight all who enter them. He makes creative use of natural light, incorporates local materials, and strives to offer a pleasing surprise around every corner. Perhaps that’s why Matt’s skills aren’t just prized by clients in the healthcare industry in which he specializes, but by clients in a wide variety of fields. They know Matt will exceed their every expectation. Down to the last detail.

Education & Affiliations

  • Master of Architecture, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee

  • Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee

  • Certificate in Historic Preservation, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee

  • Registered Architect – Wisconsin, Colorado, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Montana, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, West Virginia

  • American Institute of Architects (AIA)

  • National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) Certified

  • Matt has been a part of the Somerville team since 1998

Interested in careers with Somerville? We’re always looking for talented individuals to join our team.