OUR TEAM
Team photo: Nichole, Mat, Amy, Colin
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MAT

PRINCIPAL ARCHITECT

Mat in passionate about humanitarian architecture and design that serves others.  He particularly enjoys when clients are engaged and take agency in the building project.

Mat sitting at his favorite bar

MAT

Favorite Portland restaurant: Po' Shines
Favorite thing about Portland: Proximity to unique geographical features
Favorite movie: Godfather
Dogs or cats: I have loved and detested both equally.
Chocolate or vanilla: vanilla
One random thing: Mat and his family made it the last audition round for Family Feud

Mathew Stockstill has practiced architecture since 2011. His design career began at the kitchen table in his hometown of Smithton, Missouri, where he spent hours coloring and sketching anything from Scooby Doo to log cabins. His community was filled with skilled builders and craftsmen who taught him many vital aspects of construction and established his strong interest in the built environment. This construction and drawing experience led him to Drury University in Springfield, Missouri, where he attended architecture school. While in Springfield, he became involved in community-based design, which led to a passion for humanitarian architecture and design that serves others. Soon after graduating from Drury, he moved to Portland, Oregon, for Portland State University's graduate architecture program. Upon completing his graduate degree, he continued working at a local architecture office before starting Mathew Stockstill Architect LLC in fall of 2020. 

Mat does not prefer any specific architectural style or building type but instead enjoys design projects where the client is engaged and takes agency in the building project. When not running his architecture firm, Mat can be found shooting his bow, fishing, watching the New York Yankees, or catching up on tv shows with his two cats, dog, and partner. 

Amy sitting atop a brick decorative fence
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AMY

ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNER

Amy focuses on how architecture can accommodate various users to address local needs, promote social equality within a building's context, and extend economic and environmental impact.

AMY

Amy Peterson has a bachelor's degree in History from Lewis and Clark College and a master's degree in Architecture from Portland State University. She gained experience in education, residential, wine, and beverage projects in her emerging career and recently acquired her Living Future Accreditation to further her knowledge in environmental design.

Amy focuses on how architecture can accommodate various users to address local needs, promote social equality within a building's context, and extend economic and environmental impact. Through a thoughtful but pragmatic approach, she prioritizes creative design skills, environmental response, public interest, and an earnest curiosity about building technology. While completing her master's program, she volunteered on a temporary housing project for houseless veterans and post-earthquake redevelopment in Ecuador. She has continued that work in the Portland community by volunteering with the Rebuilding Center. Outside of work, she plays in the woods with her partner and a white german shepherd named Baloo.  

Favorite Portland restaurant: OX
Favorite thing about Portland: food and nearby adventures 

Favorite movie: The Princess Bride
Dogs or cats: Dogs 
Chocolate or vanilla: Vanilla and Chocolate swirl
One random thing: David Bowie hit on her mom  

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COLIN

ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNER

Colin's passions lie in problem-solving, project management, and ethically focused, environmentally conscious design.

COLIN

Favorite Portland restaurant: Grassa
Favorite thing about Portland: the culture
Favorite movie: Gattaca
Dogs or cats: cats
Chocolate or vanilla: chocolate
One random thing: he's seen Bruce Springsteen four times in concert

Colin is a graduate of Portland State University with a BA in Architecture and a project designer and social media manager on our team. Originally from Sacramento, he has spent ten years in the Pacific Northwest, living in Portland and Seattle. His career has focused on housing, healthcare, and commercial projects throughout the Northwest.

Colin is passionate about problem-solving, project management, and ethically focused, environmentally conscious design.  Fresh out of college, he drove for Uber to save money to pay for intensive Revit training.  Now he has a few more certifications under his belt, including being a LEED Green Associate. He enjoys photography, reading books on philosophy and astronomy, and waiting for the next Marvel movie to premiere in theaters when he's not working. 

Nichole sitting on scaffolding
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NICHOLE

ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNER

Nichole is excited about puzzles, technology, and designing for human interaction.  She is fascinated by concepts of informality and the promotion of personal agency in space. 

NICHOLE

Favorite Portland restaurant: Fish and Rice OR Andina
Favorite thing about Portland:
The culture 
Favorite movie: The Fifth Element
Dogs or cats:
cats
Chocolate or vanilla: chocolate
One random thing: Her first hand ever played at a casino poker table was a straight flush 

Nichole is excited about puzzles, technology, and designing for human interaction. 

Using her Master of Architecture and experience with the Center for Public Interest Design, Nichole pushes for equitable spaces that address the often-complex needs of their users.  She is fascinated by concepts of informality and the promotion of personal agency in space.  Her personal aesthetic can be described as 'functional whimsy.'

Outside of architecture, Nichole is a former technical project manager in big data, a costume maker, and a writer/coordinator of murder mystery dinner parties.