Matthew T. Oudens
Matt Oudens is a founding principal of Oudens Ello Architecture with thirty years of experience specializing in cultural, institutional, and educational projects, most notably leading the design and management of numerous public library projects. His past work includes the net-zero energy, LEED Gold certified Eastham Public Library on Cape Cod, recognized with a 2018 AIA/ALA Library Building Award honoring the best library architecture in the country. Among his current responsibilities, Matt is serving as lead principal for the new 15,000 square foot Fields Corner Branch of the Boston Public Library; the new Museum of American Bird Art at Brewster’s Woods Wildlife Sanctuary for the Massachusetts Audubon Society; renovation of the 1969 Art Complex Museum in Duxbury, MA; a 32,000 square foot renovation of a turn-of-the-century mill building to create a new Watercraft Exhibit Hall for the Mystic Seaport Museum; and a new visitor center for the 1930’s Pioneer Village Living History Museum (the first living history museum in the country) in Salem, MA. Matt also served as the lead principal for the recently completed Norwell Public Library, a new mass timber framed 21,000 square foot facility located on a heavily wooded wetland site in Norwell, MA, which was the recipient of a national 2022 U.S. Wood Design Award and a 2021 Design Excellence Award from AIA New England.
Prior to co-founding Oudens Ello Architecture in 2007, Matt spent ten years with Machado Silvetti in Boston where he was a Senior Associate, co-managing office operations for the firm and directing award-winning cultural, educational and institutional projects including the Honan-Allston Branch of the Boston Public Library, winner of numerous awards including a 2003 AIA National Honor Award for Architecture and recipient of the prestigious Harleston Parker Medal.
EDUCATION / CREDENTIALS
University of Virginia | B.S. Architecture
University of Virginia | Master in Architecture
Registered Architect: MA, ME,NH, CT, WI, AL
LEED Accredited Professional