February 4, 2009
Architect Matthew Skjonsberg works as a project leader for West 8, a leading international office for urban design and landscape architecture, founded by Adriaan Geuze in 1987. A native of the state of Wisconsin, and of the first generation in his family not to farm, Matthew built projects in the private and public sectors in WI, MN, MI and NM prior to joining West 8. He has been a faculty member teaching architecture at Taliesin, the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture, Lawrence University, University of Wisconsin-Stout Polytechnic, and has given lectures and expert workshops at numerous institutions, including the ETH in Zurich, the Berlage Institute in Rotterdam, Parsons in New York, and Harvard GSD in Cambridge. He has participated in diverse symposia, and in 2008 his work ‘Performative Corridors’ (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia) was featured in the Swiss Pavilion at the 2008 Venice Biennale, ‘Out There: Architecture Beyond Building’.