We believe strongly that the best projects come from collaborate efforts.

We + you = an additive process.

We start by listening closely, than + research + design + detail.

We practice a philosophy of simplicity + careful use of materials + a close relationship with the natural landscape.

We design with an eye to order + beauty + optimism.

We strive for creative excellence.

In the end, our work explores a unique synthesis of conceptual rigor, technical know-how, and attention to detail. To the equation we bring an environmentalist’s awareness of sustainability and long–term planning.


Matthew Wadlund (M Arch, LEED AP) is founding partner of Wadlund+ Design Studio. Matthew has deliberately staked out a broad range of experience in the belief that design encompasses the entire spectrum of society and the built environment. His background in energy policy, land conservation, culinary arts, and carpentry has distinguished his architectural career.

Matthew has led or participated in the design of award winning civic, commercial, and multi-use residential projects. These complex, high performance projects are the result
 of focused efforts with multidisciplinary teams of clients, engineers, contractors, and citizens.

Matthew holds an M. Arch from UC Berkeley and is adjunct faculty at Sonoma State University teaching Passive Solar Design: High Performance Buildings within the school of Environmental Studies and Planning. He is also is a guest critic at University of California Berkeley, California College of the Arts (CCA), and University of San Francisco.