Matter Design is an interdisciplinary design practice founded in 2008 by Brandon Clifford and Wes McGee. This pairing centers the practice on the continual interrogation of the reciprocity between drawing and making. Their shared interests in design coupled with proficiency in the means and methods of production have led Clifford and McGee to collaborate on a range of experimental projects which break conventional disciplinary notions of scale. Matter Design is dedicated to re-engaging the discipline of Architecture with the nuances of matter in the digital era.
With numerous accolades to its name, Matter Design is recognized as one of the most influential young design practices. Most recently, it has been awarded the Design Biennial Boston award and the Architectural League Prize for Young Architects + Designers. Since 2008, Matter Design has progressed top tier architectural research while simultaneously winning international design competitions and designing award-winning products. This work is exhibited world-wide and extensively published. In addition to the continual collaboration of the practice, the principals are currently faculty at the University of Michigan and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.