Structural Engineer / Technical Specialist

BE(Hons), MEngNZ



Matthew is a structural engineer experienced in the design of concrete and steel structures. He enjoys working in a team environment to bring buildable solutions to being and opportunities to use stormwater treatment design principles to reduce environmental impacts.

Matthew joined Structex in 2002 looking to extend his structural engineering skills after spending a year working for Stantec in their Hawke’s Bay office. Among the new structures Matthew has worked on a highlight is the Anthony Harper Tower (Christchurch 2007) a 12-storey, green-star office development primarily using steel structure featuring EBFs. One of the public building projects Matthew enjoyed the challenge of was the Methven Heritage Centre (2010) strengthening and extension project that included a structure with inclined concrete panels and hanging a helicopter fuselage from the roof of the exhibition space. After the 2010-2011 earthquakes Matthew worked on the historic Addington Railway Yards Tower, undertaking seismic assessment of damage and residual strength of the tower and then following on with repair work.

In addition to steel and concrete structures Matthew has experience in timber structures, temporary works, seismic assessments and siteworks design including stormwater treatment design.

In his spare time, Matthew enjoys making use of the walking tracks and beaches in the Canterbury area and spending time with his young niece.