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CHERIE MATTHEW

Corgan

SAY IT LOUD - TEXAS Exhibitor
Texas Based Designer

Who or what inspires you professionally?

I am inspired by the world around me where architecture can resolve hardship. I am also inspired by my firm of designers who allow their employees the opportunity to foster and build on new ideas.

CHERIE MATTHEW

Bio:

The great designerCherie Matthew is an architect and Senior Associate in the aviation studio at Corgan. Cherie designs spaces and novel experiences that chase new ideas and proactively confront the most vital questions facing our world today. Cherie has overseen the design and construction administration of several regional airport campus facilities and master plans. As pioneer for aviation, Cherie gave shape to the Spaceport, the program, services and experiences needed to support space travel.

How did you first learn about architecture and when did you decide that built environment profession was an area of interest for you?

My background and early education come from experiencing cities and buildings all over the United States and Europe. I remember walking into a museum and experiencing the space and feeling inspired how buildings served as sculptures you inhabit.

What do you do?

I am a project manager. I build our firm’s Regional Airport and Aerospace portfolios allowing me to work on all types of projects. I create an environment which fosters collaboration, mentorship and innovation for my team and clients.

What excites you in the work you do?

I’m excited about innovative ideas and seeing them realized in the built environment. It is so much fun to come home and tell my two little boys about my day where I get to work with astronauts, fire fighters and airplanes.

Who or what inspires you professionally?

I am inspired by the world around me where architecture can resolve hardship. I am also inspired by my firm of designers who allow their employees the opportunity to foster and build on new ideas.

 

What is your proudest professional accomplishment or achievement?

SpaceCom 2020 Panelist. I had the honor to speak on a panel alongside the President of Commercial Space Technologies, LLC and Director of the FAA Office of Spaceports to speak on Corgan’s work imagining spaceports’ typology.

Featured Project Name: 

Project Space Haven

Featured Project Location: 

Conceptual - In Remote Location

Featured Project Completion Date: 

TBD

Role in Featured Project: 

I managed a team to create a master plan for horizontal and vertical launches, understand how this plan will cater to the human experience and educate others on the benefits and major community impact the Spaceport can have in their rural areas.

 

Featured Project Description:

Project Space Haven is an in-depth user experience analysis, programmatic master plan composition, and iconic vision of the future of travel. Ushering in the next generation, the spaceport campus also accelerates the frontier of innovative technologies and amenities including wellness, community, efficiency, and personalization. The Spaceport will act as a STEM-centric landmark accessible to everyone to capture talent from the adjacent communities drive the local economy.

Photography Credit:

©Corgan