Matthew Soules


Associate Professor

Contact details


201C – Lasserre





M.Arch, Harvard University
BA, University of British Columbia


Matthew Soules is an architect and urbanist who teaches design studios, history/theory seminars and the Research Methods course. He is a licensed architect and the director of Matthew Soules Architecture. He is currently Visiting Associate Professor at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design and Visiting Faculty at SCI-Arc in Los Angeles.

Matthew explores the relationship between architecture and socio-political ideology and his current research focuses on contemporary capitalism and architecture. He has received funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, the Canada Council for the Arts, and the British Columbia Arts Council. Matthew received the Architectural Institute of America and Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture’s ‘Housing Design Education Award’ in 2012 and a ‘Faculty Design Award – Honourable Mention’ from the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture in 2015. He is the author of Binning House (ORO, 2017) and has published chapters in books such as Industries of Architecture (Routledge, 2015) and Post-War Middle-Class Housing (Peter Lang, 2015). He has published papers and essays in venues including Log, Harvard Design Magazine, Real Review, Praxis, the Journal of Architectural Education, Azure, Canadian Architect, Topos, and 306090.

Matthew Soules Architecture has received numerous awards including the Architectural Institute of British Columbia’s Emerging Firm and Special Jury Awards in 2010 and 2015 respectively, an Architizer A+ Award in the Cultural Pavilions Category in 2015 and a selection by Twenty + Change in 2011. The firm’s work has been covered by a large range of popular and professional media including Canadian Architect, Azure, Metropolis, eVolo, Domus, the Globe and Mail and the National Post.

Selected Publications

Matthew Soules, “Constant Object,” Log 40 (New York: Anyone Corporation, Spring/Summer 2017): 101-106.

Matthew Soules, “Residential Avatars and Life Surrogates: ‘Super-prime’ real estate and 1:1 house gifting,” Real Review #5, (Fall 2017): 74-78.

Matthew Soules, “Financial Formations,” in Industries of Architecture, eds. Katie Lloyd Thomas, Nick Beech and Tilo Amhoff (London: Routledge, 2016), 199-209.

Matthew Soules, “Deconstructing Livability. Perspectives from Central Vancouver,” in Post-War Middle-Class Housing: Models, Construction and Change, eds. Gaia Caramellino and Federico Zanfi (Bern: Peter Lang, 2015), 329-349.