Matthew Fickett AIA, LEED AP, CPHC


Lab Planner

Senior Associate

Matthew specializes in the creation of highly technical facilities which provide high precision environments for research, manufacturing, and medicine. Over the last 13 years in this field, he has led the design of laboratories with extreme requirements for cleanliness, electromagnetic fields, vibration and noise control - and many with all of these requirements at once. These have included a variety of imaging and characterization suites, cleanrooms for fabrication of devices from nanotechnology to particle detectors, electronics assembly and testing labs, and medical process cleanrooms and radiology suites.

Matthew has worked with research institutions including Harvard, MIT, Columbia, Johns Hopkins, and Fermilab, as well as a variety of corporate and governmental clients on confidential and secure projects. In many of these projects, he has led overall laboratory or project design to unite the technical needs of the researchers with the high-level planning and design goals of the senior leadership.

After graduating from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a Bachelor's of Architecture, Matthew has maintained a focus in mentoring and education, both inside and outside of the architecture profession. He regularly participates in undergraduate and graduate studio reviews, and speaks at industry conferences to educate facility planners, designers, and users on efficient and sustainable implementation of high-class laboratories to support cutting-edge research.