Matt VanSoest

Matthew VanSoest

JOB DESCRIPTION As architect, Matthew and the Architectural design team listen to the owner’s specific needs to develop preliminary building concepts and unique design ideas. The Ancon design team uses the latest computer-aided design (CAD) software to prepare drawings including site plans, floor plans, elevations, details, and 3-D computer models that help the owner to better visualize and understand the proposed design. He works in conjunction with the estimators/project managers during the pricing phase to provide alternative details and value engineering options for owner consideration. He also performs building code review and oversees the preparation of construction documents for state plan review and construction.

Over 6 years of experience in the construction industry

Joined Ancon in 2006

EDUCATION

Ball State University Bachelor of Architecture, 2008

Ball State University Master of Architecture, 2010 Concentrations in Educational Architecture and Urban Design

COMMUNITY SERVICE/AFFILIATIONS

Greater Elkhart Chamber Career Day Speaker Elkhart County Parks – Oxbow Tower rebuilding committee ETHOS Transition Team Young Professionals Network of Elkhart County Bremen, Indiana Redevelopment Commission St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and Schools – Bremen, Indiana

SELECTED CAREER ACCOMPLISHMENT AND WHY

In 2008, I was able to implement a three year research initiative at Ball State and include many design principles from the study into a state of the art charter school in South Bend, Indiana.

WHY I DO THIS

As a designer, I find satisfaction in making a client’s dreams come true through my talents. I am eager to be a leader in making our society and civilization a better place to work and live through innovative and sustainable ideas and by pushing the boundaries of design and “thinking outside the box.”