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Matthew O'Grady, AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Lead Designer

Matthew O'Grady is a Principal and Lead Designer whose refined contemporary design aesthetic has helped global corporations and science/technology research institutions realize their vision for signature, high-performance facilities. He part­ners with clients across the United States and throughout the world to advance designs that express the promise of technological in­novation to enrich human life.

Matt’s award-winning portfolio includes some of the highest-visibility buildings in New York State’s Tech Valley: the GE Renewable Energy Global Headquarters (which earned Architectural Record’s prestigious Good Design is Good Business award); the ZEN (zero-energy nanotechnology) Building on the SUNY Poly CNSE campus; GE Energy Storage; University at Albany Gen*NY*Sis Center for Excellence in Cancer Genomics; and the Saratoga Technology and Energy Park (STEP) Master Plan. His projects for EYP have been featured in national and international publications including Architectural Record, Structural Engineering & Design Magazine, Engineering News-Record and Worldarchitecturenews.com.

Representative Projects

Exterior Facade View of Glass Lobby

Transportation Energy Storage

General Electric

Tech Manufacturing

An energy-efficient envelope helps brand a new technology business.

Exterior of Gen*NY*sis Center for Functional Genomics

Gen*NY*Sis Center for Functional Genomics

University at Albany

Biomedical

The flagship facility of the bioscience park collocates academic, industry, and government researchers.

Exterior facade of MetLife Building

MetLife Reimagined Design Competition

Workplace

Innovative envelope systems can transform both appearance and energy performance of existing as well as new buildings.

Atrium roof with ETFE pillows

ZEN (Zero-Energy Nanotechnology) Building

SUNY Polytechnic Institute

Nanoscience

This demonstration building is the largest zero energy-capable, mixed-use facility in the United States.

GE 53 night view

Renewable Energy Global Headquarters

General Electric

Workplace

Embodying GE innovation, the reinvention of Building 53 reinvigorates the iconic brand for the 21st century.

main entrance

Saratoga Technology & Energy Park® (STEP®) Building 1

New York State Energy Research & Development Authority (NYSERDA)

Tech Manufacturing

STEP 1 has attracted world-class industry tenants including Global Foundries and Lockheed Martin.

view of main entrance

Science Island Design Competition

Science & Technology

Dynamic net-zero design communicates a city's reinvention as a high-tech hub.