Matthew Downs

Principal - Registered Architect
Matthew Downs
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Matthew Downs is a Principal and the co-leader of Jasmax’s residential practice group, with over 20 years’ experience in architecture. His skillset lies in leading the design of large multi-unit residential and purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) projects that support environmentally and socially sustainable community living.

Since joining Jasmax in 2011, Matt has led the design of numerous large-scale residential projects, including the award-winning Sale Street Apartments, Te Pa Tahuna apartments in Queenstown, the University of Canterbury’s Tupuanuku student accommodation, the University of Otago’s Te Rangihīroa student accommodation and Aquinas College student accommodation, which is currently under development. His experience, and the success of his projects, demonstrate an ability to balance client requirements, deliver complex development schemes and add clarity and direction to accomplish desired outcomes.

With extensive experience in residential, education, mixed-use and leisure developments throughout the UK, Europe and Aotearoa New Zealand, Matt has established his career in all stages of a design. Matt has a keen intertest in technology focused outcomes to realise client briefs, and excels at design leadership, management, and uniting multiple project partners to achieve client requirements. 

Selected Projects