About

 

Metaamo Studio

Founded in 2014 out of MIT, Metaamo is a process-driven, collaborative design practice working at the intersections of building design, urbanism, landscape, and ecology.  

With innovation and international perspective in our DNA, we seek solutions that are bold but remain rooted in traditions of craft and with the local communities and clients with whom we work.  Our process employs research to leverage a wide array of global knowledge -- from culture, science, and the arts -- into highly specific, well-crafted designs that resonate through thoughtful responses to each unique situation and place.

Based in Portland Oregon, but with presence in Hong Kong and Washington DC, Metaamo works side-by-side with private clients, local communities, and institutions on a range of project types, from residential (new construction as well as renovations), to commercial, to cultural and institutional.

We are currently working on projects in the United States in Oregon, California, South Carolina, and Washington, in addition to projects in Canada, China, Hong Kong, and the Republic of the Marshall Islands.  

We are always looking for new and interesting collaborations, and are limited neither by geography or project size / type -- what we seek are collaborations with like-minded individuals who are invested in quality work.

 

Matthew BUNZA, Co-Founder / Principal / ASC. AIA / M.Arch / B.A. Arch

Matthew Bunza is a designer and educator who is dedicated to the creation of meaningful environments and unique architectural experience. 

He holds an advanced Master of Architecture (M.Arch ADV ‘13) and a Certificate in Urban Design (‘13) from MIT, where he was a Merit Fellow, received the Floyd A. Naramore Scholarship and the Harold Horowitz Research Award, was a finalist for the Rosemary Grimshaw Thesis-Prep Award, and upon graduation won the Alpha Rho Chi Medal and was appointed to the faculty. He earned a B.A. from Portland State University, where he studied Architecture and Environmental Science, and has studied in Spain, Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, China, and Japan. 

Matt has held academic appointments as a Lecturer in Architecture on the faculty at MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and as an Adjunct Professor at Marylhurst University in Portland, Oregon. He has lectured at Columbia University in New York City and the University of Oregon, and has served as an invited critic on juries at Marylhurst University, Portland State University, the University of Oregon, Northeastern University, Harvard University, MIT, and the University of Hong Kong. 

Previously, Matt has worked as a Researcher at MIT, and as a designer with Allied Works Architecture in Portland / New York City; and with Patkau Architects in Vancouver, British Columbia. He was born in Boston and grew up in Oregon, Arizona, and rural Massachusetts.

 

SUN Xiaonuan, LEED AP / Ph.D / M.Arch / B.A. Arch

Sun Xiaonuan is a designer, building scientist, and researcher, currently focused on energy and sustainability issues across East Asia and the United States.  Her doctoral research compared the China GBL and US LEED Green Building rating systems, with focus on adaptive reuse and retrofits of existing buildings, with special attention to the operations and maintenance period and the effect of human factors on energy savings.

She holds a Ph.D from the University of Hong Kong, a Masters from Tsinghua University in Beijing, a Bachelors from NCUT (Beijing), and has been a visiting scholar and researcher at the National University of Singapore and Tongji University.  

She is a certified DGNB consultant (German Sustainable Building Council), a GBL manager of the China Green Building Council (Hong Kong), and is involved in multidisciplinary research on low carbon cities across the globe.  She has also participated in numerous international, regional, and local green building conferences, and has published several papers in conferences and journals.

 

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Personnel / Collaborators 2014 - Present

Kyle ALTMAN

Philip BALSIGER

Sarah BINDMAN

Matthew BUNZA

CHEN Liujun

Tyler CRAIN

Kirsten DAHL

Maryam ESKANDARI

Ziad JAMALEDDINE

Stephen Siu Yu LAU

LAI Haiyi

LI Anhong

LI Qijia

Sam LOCK

Mason LOY

Melinda McMILLAN

James MILLER

OUYANG Yu

Sayjel PATEL

QIN Hao

Anna RINGSTROM

Sarah ROBERTSON

Jim SIEMENS

Peter SIEMENS

Scott STARK

Saya SUZUKI

SUN Xiaonuan

John TRUJILLO

John VOEKEL

Julia WATSON

Lizzie YARINA

ZHANG Jie

ZHANG Yu