Matt is Director of Design at the University of Alabama Center for Economic Development. Matt is an architect, urban planner, and educator. Alabama Innovation Engine is a design based community development initiative, a partnership between Auburn University and the University of Alabama that is developing ways to connect design resources with communities throughout Alabama. Matt also teaches urban planning courses at Auburn University. An Alabama native, Matt has a Master’s of Science in Urban Planning from Columbia University and Bachelors’ of Architecture and Interior Architecture from Auburn University. He is a licensed architect in the state of New York and a LEED accredited professional. Matt leads our Cahaba Blueway initiative, which engine helped birth, and links Cahaba River Society with design and planning resources.