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Principal Profile

Matthew Konrad Pfennig


After graduating with honors from Miami University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Environmental Design, Matthew's first professional opportunity to experience the art and practice of Architecture was as an Apprentice with a Fellow and alumni of the Teliesin Fellowship and the Frank Llloyd Wright School of Architecture. The Pittsburgh-based firm quickly immersed him in the creation, craft, and beauty of award-winning, custom designs and the preservation-based revitalization of urban neighborhoods, historic structures, and downtown business districts.

To further his education, Matthew attended the Wright school in Scotsdale, Arizona, adding to his earlier studies abroad at the University of Manchester, England, and eventual study at Carnegie Mellon School of Architecture's graduate degree program.

Matthew returned to his native home to begin working with one of Pittsburgh's largest and highly-regarded, nationally recognized design firms.  For 10 years, he advanced his design, production, and client-based communication skills in the areas of higher education, student housing, recreation, and public works.  Notable projects include the Student Centers at the University of Vermont, Ohio University, University of Wisconsin - Parkside, and the Upper St. Clair Community & Recreation Center.



Core Architects Pittsburgh

As a founding Partner and Principal at Core Architects, Matthew 

expands his knowledge base and abilities in primary and secondary school districts, health care, and educational technology projects.


Fostering lasting relationships for nearly 18 years, Matthew continues his work collaborating with clients and communities in the process of discovering and realizing their vision, developing responsible, successful, inspiring, and environmentally sensitive buildings and spaces.

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