PATH is a San Francisco based design and fabrication studio with a focus on design through making, but with diverse interests which range from object to furniture to architecture to the urban environment.
As a licensed architect and experienced fabricator, Matt Hutchinson believes in the reciprocal relationship between designing and making. Interests in the potential convergence of traditional technique and digital process inform his own architecture and design practice – PATH. He operates PATH as an open and collaborative model with work that employs physical prototypes, fabrication consulting, and speculative design research.
Recently as a fellow of the Autodesk Pier 9 AiR program, Hutchinson has pursued design research interests with support from Autodesk and access to their advanced fabrication facility.
In addition to the endeavors with PATH, Matt is faculty at CCA, where he teaches architecture studios (including the Spring 2009 Solar Decathlon Studio – a part of the widely recognized “Refract House”) as well as seminars which build on and are informed by his own materials and fabrication research.
Hutchinson’s previous professional design experience, ranging from Vincent James Associates (Minneapolis), to SHoP Architects (NYC), and to FACE Design (NYC) (among others) has afforded him a diverse and multi-disciplinary perspective. He earned his Bachelor of Architecture at Kent State University and his Master of Architecture at Yale University, where he received the Eero Saarinen scholarship and was twice a finalist for the H. I. Feldman design prize, the school’s highest design honor.