Lunch N Learn: Project Management with Mike Matthews

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Date(s) - 10/03/2018
11:30 am - 1:30 pm

City Space



Please join us for a brown bag Lunch N Learn on an overview of Project Management. The presentation will include an overview of project management, focussing on principles and skills needed for architects to become better project managers, recognize and manage risk on their projects, recover from inevitable mistakes, and maintain happy clients who become repeat clients.

Learning Objectives:

1. Understand what owners need and expect from architects.

2. Form follows funding. Understand the three prongs of any project’s parameters and the relationship between them.

3. Recognize the ‘red flags’ of high-risk projects and learn how to manage risk. Identify the most common project management failures and recognzie the early warning signals.

4. Understand how to recover from inevitable errors and maintain client confidence.

Mike Matthews has over twenty-five years of real estate development experience on over two billion dollars’ worth of projects, including work with World Heritage Sites, continuing care retirement centers,  corporate headquarters and full replacement hospitals, with expertise in the healthcare and non-profit sectors.

Company services include owner representation, construction management, and turnkey development. Mr. Matthews is experienced in all aspects of development, including asset evaluation and acquisition, capital planning, financing, legal/financial structures, feasibility studies, site assessment, entitlements, pre-construction, value engineering, construction management, and property management. Mr. Matthews leads the firm’s municipal approval efforts such as rezoning, special use permits, site plans, Army Corps, DEQ, and other permits. No application has ever been denied. 


MDC’s work ranges from Connecticut to the Carolinas. Projects of local interest include the Martha Jefferson Replacement Hospital and Outpatient Care Center, Monticello’s Visitors Center, Restoration of Montalto, and The Mountaintop Project’s restoration of Monticello, Westminster Canterbury of the Blue Ridge, Jefferson Scholars Foundation headquarters, and the Senior Center.