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Matthew M. Graves

originally from atlanta, ga

Lives & works in honokaa, hi



Owner / Architect

4/2012 - Present  Matthew M. Graves, AIA, Big Island, Hawaii

Architectural practice specializing in residential design.  Projects include new construction, additions, renovations and consulting.


2/2017 - Present  Ranch architect, waikii ranch

design review consultant


11/2019 - Present  design review architect, mauna kea fairways

design review consultant

Design Architect

1/2011 - 4/2012  Homeworks Construction, Honolulu, Hawaii

Manager of the architectural department of a design-build residential construction firm.

Intern Architect / Project Captain

11/2000 - 1/2009  Self employed, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

Project Captain for small (2 person) Architectural firm - Robert Nespor and Associates  

Projects included luxury resort homes along the Kona and Kohala coasts, major resort condominium and home remodels, office tenant improvements.

Project Manager / CAD Consultant

12/1997 - 2/1999  Amtico International, Atlanta, Georgia

Tasks included consulting with sales force, designers, contractors and clients.

Intern Architect

11/1995 - 2/1997  Lawrence Enyart Architects, Scottsdale, Arizona

Projects included mostly fire stations and fire/police training facilities.


Intern Architect

1/1988 - 1/1995  Turner Associates, Atlanta, Georgia

Employed full or part time depending on school schedule.  Tasks included working closely with head designer on presentations and design.  Model building, drafting, surveying and contract administration


11/1995 - 2/1997  Motorcycle Mechanics Institute, Phoenix, Arizona

Harley Davidson factory training


8/1995 - 11/1995  Southern College of Technology, Marietta, Georgia

Studied architecture

8/1993 - 7/1995  University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee

Studied Architecture


8/1990 - 7/1992  Memphis College of Art, Memphis, Tennessee

Foused on graphic illustration, sculpture and photography



certifications / affiliations


Licensed Professional Architect - State of Hawaii


USGBC LEED Accredited Professional

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