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MATTHEW (MATT) HENNING GRIFFITH, AIA (1974-)

Griffith earned a BS in Mathematics from Davidson College in 1996 and an MArch from the NCSU College of Design in 2002, where he concentrated in Urban Design and received numerous awards, including the Kamphoefner Fellowship and the AIA School Medal. He served as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Architecture at the University of Arkansas 2002-2004 and worked in the offices of Marlon Blackwell Architect (2002-2006) and Frank Harmon Architect (2006-2010). Color headshot by Keith Isaacs.

He founded in situ studio in 2010 with former Harmon colleague Erin Sterling Lewis, and since then the firm has won over fifty local, state, and regional AIA design awards. In 2012, the studio was recognized by Residential Architect magazine as one of 15 Young Firms to Watch. He was on the 2019 AIA National Small Projects Awards Jury and Chair of the 2020 AIA SAR Awards Committee. In 2021, he won the AIANC Kamphoefner Prize. Griffith lives with his wife, Ashley, and their three children in a house originally designed by Lewis Polier. He serves as Associate Professor in Practice at the NCSU School of Architecture and is a member of the City of Raleigh Appearance Commission.


2002 - The Community Center for Camden NJ. Unbuilt. Griffith's thesis project won the 2002 Boston Society of Architects Unbuilt Architecture Award.


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2012 - The Adam Chasen and Auditi Hussein House, aka the $150K House, 827 East Hargett Street, Raleigh NC. 1450sf. Built by Axiom Green Build. Won 2nd place in the juried 2013 Matsumoto Prize; 2nd place in the 2013 People's Choice Matsumoto Prize; 2014 AIA North Carolina Merit Award. The original house, bottom photo, was destroyed after being damaged in a storm. Griffith designed an accessory building in the backyard in 2016. Photos by Richard Leo Johnson.


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2013 - The Jim and Roberta Goodman Residence, 12325 Galway Drive, Raleigh NC. Commissioned 2011. Built by Anchorage Building Company. Designed with Erin Sterling Lewis.


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2013 - The Nathanson House, aka the Orange County Residence, aka House Named Fred, 920 Deers Nest, Durham NC. 3660 sf. Interior design by Nicole Baxter. Built by Leon Meyers. Won a 2014 AIA NC Honor Award; 2015 AIA Triangle Honor Award. Bottom two photos by Richard Leo Johnson.


2014 - The Ryan and Christine Sillings Residence, aka the Farmhouse, 2333 Rolesville Road, Wake Forest NC. Project architect, Ashley Ozburn. Designed with Erin Sterling Lewis. Won a 2014 AIA North Carolina Honor Award. Photos by Richard Leo Johnson.


2015 - The Carolina and Danilo Moura House, 9021 Albatross Court, Raleigh NC. Designed with Jeremy Leonard. Photos by Keith Isaacs.


2015 - The Samer and Sahar Tah-Eldin House, aka the Medlin Residence, 3009 Medlin Drive, Raleigh NC. Built by Kemp Harris. Won a 2016 AIANC Merit Award; 2016 George Matsumoto Prize 3rd Place Jury Award. Photos by Keith Isaacs.


2015 - The James and Jamie Corbett House, aka Bahama Modern, 1360 John Jones Road, Bahama NC. Designed with Mary Conley. Built by Aiello Builders. Won a 2016 AIANC Honor Award; 2016 Matsumoto Prize 2nd Place; 2017 AIA Triangle Merit Award; 2019 AIA South Atlantic Honor Award. Photos by Richard Leo Johnson.


2015 - The DHIC Condos, aka Ten at South Person, corner of South Person and East Lenoir Street, Raleigh NC. Designed with Erin Sterling Lewis. Ten units. Won a 2016 AIANC Merit Award; 2019 AIA South Atlantic Award.


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2016 - The Christopher Curatolo and Joseph Amory Renovation, 3322 Ocotea Street, Raleigh NC. Original house built in 1959, top photo, architect unknown. Designed with Mary Conley. Won a 2017 AIANC Award; 2019 AIA South Atlantic Award; 2020 AIA Triangle Merit Award. Sold in 2017 to Can C. Gumus. Other photos by Keith Isaacs.


2017 - The Michael and Sandy Trull Residence, 6801 Rebecca Circle, Cary NC. Designed with Erin Sterling Lewis. Photos by Keith Isaacs.


2017 - The Merkel-Cooper House, 123 Honeydew Circle, Troutman NC. Designed with Zach Hoffman. Cabinets by Dopko Cabinetry. Built by Kelly Custom Builders. Photos by Keith Isaacs. Won a 2019 AIA Charlotte Award; 2020 AIA Triangle Award; 2020 AIA NC Award.


2018 - The Hussain House, 805 East Hargett Street, Raleigh NC. Designed with Zach Hoffman.


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2018 - The Vansana and Vanvisa Nolintha Renovation, 314 East Cabarrus Street, Raleigh NC. Designed with Zach Hoffman. Built by Southeastern Properties and Development Company. Photos by Keith Isaacs; structural engineer, Lysaght & Associates. Original house, bottom city photo. Won a 2018 AIANC Design award.


2018 - The Linda and Jack Kimball House, 5 North Swain Street, Raleigh NC. Designed with Jake Heffington. Built by Aiello Builders. Photos by Keith Isaacs. Won a 2019 AIANC Design Award; 2020 AIA Triangle Award; 2020 AIA South Atlantic Award. Sold in 2019 to Michael and Karen Schley. Sold in 2023 to Valerie and Zachary Welch.


2018 - The Thomas and Petra Martignoni House, aka the HUUS House, 312 Shepherd Street, Raleigh NC. Designed with Zach Hoffman. Won a 2021 AIA Triangle Honor Award; 2021 AIA NC Merit Award; 2023 AIA South Atlantic Award. Photos by Keith Isaacs.


2018 - The Justin and Elena Stimmel House, 812 Runnymede Road, Raleigh NC. Designed with Zach Hoffman. Built by John C. Sanders. Cabinetry by Xylem. Photos by Keith Isaacs. Won a 2020 AIA NC Award.


2019 - The Yamato Philbeck House, aka FaultHouse, 1204 Bancroft Street, Raleigh NC. Designed with Zach Hoffman. Photos by Keith Isaacs. Won a 2020 AIA Triangle Award; 2020 AIA South Atlantic Award.


2019 - The Rose House, 304 Frazier Avenue, Charlotte NC. Designed with Jake Heffington.


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2020 - The Scott Shackleton House, 316 Seawell Street, Raleigh NC. Designed with Mary Conley. Photos 2, 3 by Keith Isaacs.


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2021 - The Christopher (Chris) Saunders and Jenny Bo House, aka BoSa, 2517 Prince Drive, Raleigh NC. Photos by Estudio Palma. Designed with Jake Heffington and Brittany Siegert. Built by Arrowhead. Won a 2023 South Atlantic Award.


2021 - The Randi Russell and John Moore House, aka RuMo, 929 Brookside Drive, Raleigh NC. Designed with Vince Calabro. Built by John C. Sanders. Photos by Estudio Palma.  Won a 2023 AIA South Atlantic Award.


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2022 - ADU Plans, aka Saltbox 01 and Saltbox 02. Permit-ready designs for the City of Raleigh ADU Fast Track Program.


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2024 - The Matthew and Joanne Johnson House, 284 Chapman Road, Montreat NC. Designed with Meredith Smith. Built by Sineath Construction.


2023 - The Wyeth and Beth Johnson House, aka Laurel Hills House, 4212 Arbutus Drive, Raleigh NC. Designed with Jeremy Leonard. Built by John C. Sanders and Company.


2023 - The Morgan Cabin, aka Birdseye, Top of Middle River Road, Stanardsville VA.


2023 - The Nathan and Megan Anderson House, 3120 Mid Pines Road, Raleigh NC. Designed with Brittany Siegert and Vince Calabro. Status unknown.


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2023 - aka House DaDo, aka FeFiFi, Carrboro NC.


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2023 - aka Ein Haus Renovation, Raleigh NC.


2024 - aka Melbert House, Raleigh NC.  Built by Greg Paul.


2024 - aka Swm²Mc²n² Courtyard-Treehouse-Fort, Chapel Hill NC.


2024 - aka House on a River Down East, Swansboro NC.


2024 - aka Forest House, Chapel Hill NC.


Sources include: Matt Griffith; Zach Hoffman; Erin Sterling Lewis.