Matt completed a Master of Planning Practice degree (Auckland) in 2000, after working in law and spending time overseas. He worked as a planning consultant at Barry Rae Transurban for five years while studying for a Master of Architecture (Urban Design). After graduating in 2005, Matt moved to Auckland City Council as an urban designer. Matt’s work at council involved urban design input to development proposals and secondments to the Unitary Plan team and Housing Project Office. Matt joined Barker & Associates as a Senior Urban Designer in 2014.