Speaker – Small Firm Exchange Initiative

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Matthew Clapper, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP

Matthew Clapper is the Principal/Founder of MAD (Modern Architecture & Development) and UD4U, an urban design consultancy. He is a licensed Architect and holds a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Kansas, a Master of Science in Architecture and Urban Design from Columbia University in NYC, as well as an Advanced Professional Certificate in Real Estate Development from NYU and is a LEED Accredited Professional. Before starting MAD he worked in the NYC offices of Perkins Eastman and Greenberg Farrow, as well as the Paris, France office of Ibos and Vitart. He serves on the AIA National SFx (Small Firm Exchange) Committee as the Illinois Representative and is currently its 2021 Chair.  In addition to his national volunteer work he is on the local AIA Chicago Boards of the Regional & Urban Design Knowledge Committee and the Small Practitioners Group.