Associate Professor

Director, Graduate Program in Sustainable Design

Matt Fajkus, AIA, holds a Master of Architecture from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, where he completed his thesis work with Pritzker Prize-winning architect Rafael Moneo. He also earned a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Texas at Arlington, including international study at the Universitat Politécnica de Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain.

His teaching has received the 2012 Cale McDowell University-wide award for innovation, and he was selected for the 2012 ACSA New Faculty National Teaching Award. In 2013, Fajkus received the Regents' Outstanding Teaching Award, the highest teaching honor in the University of Texas System. Fajkus has also previously been a visiting critic and lecturer at Lund University in Sweden, The Architectural Association in London and The Ecole Spéciale d'Architecture in Paris.  In 2015, Fajkus was named the winner of the Engineering, Architecture and Design category at the 17th annual Austin Under 40 Award Ceremony, the city’s premier event honoring influential leaders for professional accomplishment and service to the community. The UT Faculty Innovation Center recently lauched a collection of online courses and used the Tree House project designed by Fajkus and his practice to describe the parallels between designing a building and designing a course. In addition to his tenured Associate Professor role, Fajkus co-directed the Graduate Program in Sustainable Design with Dr. Steven Moore for several years, and has been appointed the sole Director of the program since 2017.

Professor Fajkus has significant experience in architectural practice. While working for the world-renowned, Pritzker Prize-winning firm Foster and Partners in London for several years, Fajkus worked on the design of numerous large scale international projects including a new Smithsonian Museum in Washington D.C., a residential skyscraper in northeast London, and a series of high-speed rail stations in Saudi Arabia, all of which utilize advanced technology in conjunction with intuitive design logic to optimize light transmission and spatial performance.  Fajkus has also worked on numerous small-scale award-winning projects with Max Levy Architects in Dallas, Brinkley Sargent Architects in Dallas, Mario Corea Arquitectos in Barcelona and Julie Snow Architects in Minneapolis.

Fajkus is a licensed architect in Texas, a member of the American Institute of Architects, a LEED Accredited Professional, and is the Principal Architect of Matt Fajkus Architecture, LLC, founded in 2010. The firm, informally know as MF Architecture, has received numerous awards for innovative work. Fajkus was featured in the 2012, 2014 and 2015 AIA National Emerging Professionals Exhibit as four projects he collaborated on were chosen to be exhibited in the Washington, D.C. National Headquarters. MF Architecture focuses on sustainable design of various scales and types of residential and commercial projects. Westlake Dermatology, Autohaus, Hill Country Apothecary, Filtered Frame Dock, Descendant House, [Bracketed Space] House and Tree House are some of the firm's key projects. The firm also takes on less conventional commissions, such as the 2012 Tribeza Fashion Show Backdrop Design, which received 5 awards, including a 2013 TSA Studio Award, the 2012 Silver Award by the Spark Spaces International Awards Committee, and the 2014 AIA National Small Project Award. Other project awards include an AIA Austin Design Award, an international Blueprint Award commendation, and four more TSA Studio Award. In 2012, Fajkus was commissioned to collaborate with Clay Shortall and Will Meredith to design and fabricate a sculpture to be presented to the President of the United States during a campaign visit to Austin. 

In a collaborative effort with Associate Professor Ulrich Dangel, AIA; Associate Professor Tamie Glass, ASIA; as well as Associate Professor Dr. Atila Novoselac, Fajkus helped design the Pike Powers Commercialization Lab, or “Living Lab,” constructed in Austin’s Mueller Development as part of the Pecan Street clean energy smart grid demonstration project. In addition to its role as a test facility for researchers from the University of the Texas, the lab acts as the Austin base for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).

Fajkus was interviewed about his visions on the future of sustainable architecture on the National Public Radio program “On Point with Tom Ashbrook,” aired nationally in 2011, and his teaching and research have been filmed for ESPN’s Longhorn Network Television. His designs, research and writings have been published extensively, including but not limited to The Wall Street Journal, Architectural Record, Dwell Magazine, Texas Architect, Arch Daily, Dezeen, Austin Way, and Metropolitan Home, as well as international publications such as the Light in Engineering, Architecture, and the Environment, and the International Journal of Design, Nature, and Ecodynamics. The recently completed Main Stay House by Matt Fajkus Architecture was named ‘Best of Austin’ in the Austin Chronicle’s 2016 Critics Picks, and one of the five best residences in Texas by “Dezeen.” Fajkus has also co-authored a book titled Architectural Science and the Sun, published by Routledge Publishers.

In the Summer of 2016, MFx, a new collaborative, was launched by Professor Fajkus and his practice with the intention to explore unknown variables in the field of architecture and beyond, in their continued efforts to work towards expanding the relevance of architecture among the general public and within popular culture. The MFx WORKSHOP accepts applications every spring from schools of architecture from around the country. 

In 2017, Fajkus received the AIA Austin Emerging Professional Achievement Award. The award recognizes one Austin architect each year for exceptional achievement, leadership, community service, and overall dedication to the profession.


  • M. Arch., Harvard University Graduate School of Design
  • B. Arch., University of Texas at Arlington School of Architecture



McKnight, Jenna, “Matt Fajkus creates office addition for mid-century Austin, home,” Dezeen, featuring Creekbluff Studio by Matt Fajkus Architecture, May 23, 2018.

“Creekbluff Studio / Matt Fajkus Architecture,” Arch Daily, featuring Creekbluff Studio by Matt Fajkus Architecture, May 4, 2018.

“Alive + Well: The Immersive Health & Wellness Experience,” Texas Lifestyle Magazine, featuring Alive + Well Wellness Center by Matt Fajkus Architecture, May 3, 2018.

“Modern House in Austin, TX, is Out of The Mid-Century Modernist Stylebook,“ Mid-Century Home, featuring Tree House by Matt Fajkus Architecture, May 1, 2018.

Thompson, Helen, “Mid-Century Marvelous,” Helen Thompson in House, featuring Re-Open House by Matt Fajkus Architecture, April 9, 2018.

Russell, Erin, “Congito Collaborates with New Wellness Café out in Bee Cave,” Eater Austin, featuring Alive + Well Wellness Center by Matt Fajkus Architecture, April 3, 2018.

“Park That Thought,” Bespoke Magazine, featuring Autohaus by Mattt Fajkus Architecture, April-May, 2018, p. 85

“Mehr Garage als Wohnhaus,” Uptrend Magazine, featuring Autohaus by Mattt Fajkus Architecture, Ausgabe 01, 2018, p.156

“Westlake Dermatology Cedar Park by Matt Fajkus Architecture, Texas,” Gigantic Forehead, featuring Westlake Dermatology Cedar Park by Matt Fajkus Architecture, March 16, 2018.

Lanez, Gregg, “Autohaus – A Home For Your Cars,” DriveTribe, featuring Autohaus by Matt Fajkus Architecture, March 8, 2018.

Ergas, Emily, “The 10th Annual Austin Modern Home Tour,” Waterway, featuring sideSTEP House by Matt Fajkus Architecture, Spring 2018, p.51.

“The Best Office Architects in Austin,” Austin Architects, featuring Firm and Westlake Dermatology Cedar Park by Matt Fajkus Architecture, February, 2018.

“AutoHaus by Matt Fajkus Architecture,” Architonic, featuring Autohaus by Matt Fajkus Architecture (online and e-Newsletter “Dailytonic” headline), February 16, 2018.

Lomholt, Isabelle, “Westlake Dermatology in Cedar Park,” e-architect, featuring Westlake Dermatology Cedar Park by Matt Fajkus Architecture, February 16, 2018.

Hanson, Lana, “Autohaus,” Busyboo, featuring Autohaus by Matt Fajkus Architecture, February 14, 2018.

“Autohaus: Project of the Day,” Architizer, January 5, 2018.

“Autohaus in Austin,” e-architect, January 3, 2018.

“Dwell Community’s Top 20 Homes of 2017,” Dwell Magazine, December 29, 2017.

“Esta casa foi construida a medida de uma coleccao de automoveis classicos,” Aquela Maquina, December 12, 2017.

“5 Bedroom Design Tips From This Week’s Top Stories,” Houzz, December 9, 2017.

Willamson, Caroline, “A Car Collector’s Modern Residence by Matt Fajkus Architecture,” Design Milk, featuring Autohaus by Matt Fajkus Architecture, December 8, 2017.

“Houzz Tour: Spec Home Is the Right Fit for This Family,” Houzz, December 6, 2017.

“The Autohaus is every car enthusiast’s dream home,” Lost At E Mnior, November 29, 2017.

McKnight, Jenna, “Matt Fajkus organizes Austin home around old oak tree,” Dezeen, November 24, 2017.

“The Beauty of the Autohaus is Only Outdone by the Cars It Displays,” Man of Many, November 16, 2017.

Lagdameo, Jennifer Baum, “This Austin Home Was Designed to Showcase a Vintage Car Collection,” Dwell Magazine, November 14, 2017.

Attanasio, Joseph, “A Car Collector’s Dream Home,” Airows, November 14, 2017.

Williams, Adam, “Car enthusiast’s home accommodates classic auto collection,” New Atlas, November 13, 2017.

“Studio Awards,” Texas Architect, November/December 2017 issue, p. 31.

Eldredge, Barbara, “Dashing modern home was designed for the car lover,” Curbed, November 8, 2017.

“This New House in Texas Was Designed To Include A Collector Car Showroom,” Contemporist, November 6, 2017.

“Autohaus by Matt Fajkus Architecture,” Urdesign, November 3, 2017.

McKnight, Jenna, “Matt Fajkus designs asymmetric Austin residence for vintage car lover,” Dezeen, November1, 2017.

“2018 Home Resource Guide: Architects,” Austin Monthly, October 31, 2017.

“Autohaus,” Bless This Stuff, October, 2017.

James, Jesse, “Home Is Where The Cars Are! The Autohaus by Matt Fajkus Architecture,” Stupid Dope, October 30, 2017.

“’Autohuas’: Uma Garagem Que, Por Acaso, Tem Uma Casa,” Bons Rapazes, October 30, 2017.

“頂級夢幻車屋:Matt Fajkus Architecture 最新作品「 AUTOHAUS」,” L.Dope, October 26, 2017.

“Matt Fajkus Architecture’s ‘Authohaus’ Is A Car Collector’s Dream,” Opumo Magazine, October 26, 2017.

“Autohaus Is The Perfect Home For A Car Collector,” The Fresh Committee, October 25, 2017.

“The Autohaus Is More Garage Than Home,” Sneakhype, October 25, 2017.

Dahl, Ben, “Autohaus Combines a Full Garage With a Home,” Cool Material, October 25, 2017.

“Autohaus by Matt Fajkus Is The Perfect Home For a Car Collector,” Vehicle Hub, October 25, 2017.

“Autohaus,” Uncrate, October, 2017.

Silbert, Jake, “The Autohaus is a car collector’s dream home,” Hypebeast, October 24, 2017.

“5 Featured Architects: AIA Austin Homes Tour 2017,” Maureen Stevens, October 24, 2017.

“Autohaus, garage et residence d’un collectionneur de voitures par Matt Fajkus Architecture,” Journal Du Design, October 24, 2017.

“Autohaus/Matt Fajkus Architecture,” Arch Daily, October 23, 2017.

Widner, Cindy, “Take a gander at the stunning spots on the AIA Austin Homes Tour 2017,” Curbed Austin, October 20, 2017.

Menez, Gene, “Tour-riffic,” Austin Home Magazine, featuring Main Stay House by Matt Fajkus Architecture, Fall 2017, p. 96

Menez, Gene, “The 13 Homes on the 2017 AIA Austin Homes Tour,” Austin Monthly, October 11, 2017.

Beckley, Nicole, and Cowart, Holly, “Local Love: Floating Second Floor Doubling as a Carport,” Tribeza Magazine, October, 2017, p.99.

“Strass Residence,” Archello, September 27, 2017.

Haz, Csaladi, “Modernizmus es tradicio egy texasi otthonban,” Szep Hazak, featuring Dusky Thrush House, September 22, 2017.

Thomas, Jessica, “Austin,” Worth Magazine, featuring Fajkus, Firm, Filtered Frame Dock, and Lake Austin Residence, Vol.26, edition 3, 2017, p.220-227

“Westlake Dermatology at Marble Falls,” e-architect, September 19, 2017.

“45 Car Garages That Are More Than Parking Spaces,” Homedit, September 18, 2017.

“Matt Fajkus Architects designed this low-lying dermatology office in Texas, USA,” HomeDSGN, featuring Westlake Dermatology Marble Falls, September 18, 2017.

Buchholz, Jan, “Matt Fajkus solidifies himself as a local icon,” Austin Business Journal (print), featuring Fajkus, Firm, and Westlake Dermatology, September 1, 2017.

Buchholz, Jan, “Matt Fajkus is becoming an Austin design icon; Dive into his latest work,” Austin Business Journal (online), featuring Fajkus, Firm, and Westlake Dermatology, August 31, 2017.

Widner, Cindy, “Creatively configured North Loop home asks $799K,” Curbed Austin, featuring sideSTEP House by Matt Fajkus Architecture, August 31, 2017.

McKnight, Jenna, "Concrete dermatology office by Matt Fajkus overlooks Texas Hill Country," featuring Westlake Dermatology, Dezeen, August 23, 2017,

Menez, Gene, "6 of the Best Austin Residential Pools," featuring [Bracketed Space] House, Austin Monthly, July 13, 2017,

Menez, Gene, "Cool Pools," featuring [Bracketed Space] House, Austin Home Magazine, Summer 2017

Keates, Nancy, "Austin's Weird and Crazy, Mixed-Up Architecture," featuring Autohaus, The Wall Street Journal (print), June 9, 2017

Keates, Nancy, "Austin's Housing Boom Makes Way for Quirkier Home Styles," featuring Autohuas, The Wall Street Journal (online), June 8, 2017,

"Panoramas lakohaz Texashan," featuring Cross-Grain House, Szep Hazak (Beautiful House), June 2017

"Fluff Meringues Takes Over Apothecary's Space on Burnet Road," Eater, May 31, 2017,

Williamson, Caroline, "Strass Residence by Matt Fajkus Architecture," Design Milk, May 22, 2017,

“Strass Residence,” Architonic, May 5, 2017,

Baldwin, Eric, “Violet Crown: 8 Modernist Homes Showcasing Austin’s Subtle Beauty,” Architizer, featuring Main Stay House and Tree House, April 19, 2017.

“Weekly Newsletter Feature,” Dwell Magazine, featuring [Bracketed Space] House, April 17, 2017.

“Forest-facing home makes use of nuanced natural light,” Trends Ideas, April 12, 2017.

Lagdameo, Jennifer Baum, “Glass Takes Center Stage in These See-Through Homes,” Dwell Magazine, April 10, 2017.

“Top 5 Homes of the Week That Celebrate the Outdoors,” Dwell Magazine, April 7, 2017.

“Weekly Newsletter Lead Feature,” Dwell Magazine, featuring Main Stay House, April 7, 2017. 

“Bracketed Space,” featuring [Bracketed Space] House, Villas 2017. Published by EK Architectural Publications Ltd, Greece. 

“Dwell Home of the Day: Main Stay House,” Dwell Magazine, April 6, 2017.

“Main Stay House,” Dwell Magazine (Featured Homes + Homepage), April 5, 2017.

“Cross-Grain House in Bee Cave,” e-architect, March 28, 2017.

“[Bracketed Space] House,” Dwell Magazine (Featured Homes page), March 22, 2017.

“Main Stay House,” Archipendium, March 21, 2017.

“A Minimalist’s Guide to Maximalism,” featuring Tree House, Houzz, March 13, 2017.

“Main Stay House, Austin,” Coggles, March 13, 2017.

“Bauen mit Baumen: Integrieren, umpflanzen oder fallen?” featuring Tree House, Houzz, March 11, 2017.

“UTSOA at SXSW,” featuring SXSW Panel / Views & Brews Recording, University of Texas School of Architecture website, March 2017.

“Strass Residence in Austin,” e-architect, March 3, 2017.

“Strass Residence by MF Architecture,” Home Adore, March 1, 2017.

“The L-Shaped House in Texas Opens Up For Indoor/Outdoor Entertaining,” Contemporist, February 28, 2017.

“Strass Residence,” Dwell Magazine (Homepage), February 28, 2017.

“Casa entre Colchetes / Matt Fajkus Architecture,” Arch Daily Brasil, February 9, 2017.

Apostu, Andreea, “Dazzling house in Austin, Texas lets family enjoy an indoor-outdoor lifestyle,” 10 Stunning Homes, February 3, 2017.

“[Bracketed Space] House by Matt Fajkus Architecture,” Design Milk, January 30, 2017.

“Main Stay House by Matt Fajkus Architecture,” Architectural Record, January 25, 2017.

“Matt Fajkus Architecture Designs a Home Incorprating Its Local Landscape in Austin, Texas,” HomeDSGN, January 13, 2017.

“[Bracketed Space] House,” Busyboo, January 3, 2017.

“Bracketed Space House,” Architonic, December 21, 2016.

“This Austin Home Enjoys Endless Horizon Poolside Views,” Nonagon Style, December 19, 2016.

“Casa Clube,” Casa Claudia, December 2016. 

Leasure, James, “Austin’s [Bracketed Space] House,” MADS, December 8, 2016.

“Bracketed Space House in Austin, Texas by Matt Fajkus Architecture,” AECCafe, December 1, 2016.

Grozdanic, Lidija, “Sprawling Bracketed Space House frames views of forests and rolling hills in Ausitn, Texas,” Inhabitat, November 28, 2016.

“Is there an Austin vernacular?” Modern Austin, November 2016.

“[Brackted Space] House, “ Archello, November 21, 2016.

“Bracketed Space House,” Uncrate, November 16, 2016.

Widner, Cindy, “Look inside the gorgeous new [Bracketed Space] House,” Curbed Austin, November 16, 2016.

“[Bracketed Space] House in Austin,” e-architect, November 16, 2016.

McKnight, Jenna, “Rectilinear Austin house by Matt Fajkus embraces rolling terrain,” Dezeen, November 15, 2016.

“Best of Austin: 2016 Critics Pick - The Main Stay House by Matt Fajkus Architecture,” Austin Chronicle, November 2016.

“Bracketed Space House,” Uncrate, November 16, 2016.

Widner, Cindy, “Look inside the gorgeous new [Bracketed Space] House,” Curbed Austin, November 16, 2016.

“[Bracketed Space] House in Austin,” e-architect, November 16, 2016.

“Threshold House in Austin,” e-architect, November 10, 2016.

“Bracketed Space House,” Trends Ideas, November 10, 2016.

James, Jesse, “A Modern Family! A Contemporary Family Home by Matt Fajkus Architecture,” StupidDope, November 9, 2016.

“This New Family Home in Austin, Texas Lives Among The Trees,” Contemporist, November 8, 2016.

“Bracketed Space House / Matt Fajkus Architecture,” Arch Daily, November 8, 2016.

“House Renovation Ideas – 17 Inspirational Before & After Residential Projects,” Contemporist, October 29, 2016.

“Conversation with Matt Fajkus,” Architect Profile, Modern Austin, October 28 2016.

Widner, Cindy, “New Mod Home Comes with Optional Detached Studio,” Curbed, October 24, 2016.

Sonnenberg, Brittani, Mueller, MP, & Bruno Anne,“They Build This City,” Tribeza, October 2016.

“Threshold House by Matt Fajkus Architecture,” Gigantic Forehead, October 18, 2016.

“Interview with Austin Architect Matt Fajkus,” Floor Coverings International, October 3, 2016.

“Matt Fajkus Architecture design the Main Stay House with clean forms and an urban infill living space that blurs the lines between inside and outside,” CAANdesign, September 28, 2016.

Chaudhury, Nadia, “Get Ready for Meringues and Booze with Fluff Meringue’s New Cafe,” Eater Austin, September 23, 2016.

Widner, Cindy, “Fresh Crestview Contemporary Asks $849K,” Curbed, September 12, 2016.

Ward, Arden, “Innovative Health and Wellness Retreat Slated for Booming Austin Suburb,” Culture Map, August 29, 2016.

“Main Stay House,” Busyboo, August 23, 2016.

“I Look Up Film Challenge: Designing A Startup-Friendly City,” AIA, August 11, 2016.

Xie, Jenny, “5 Cool Prefab Backyard Sheds You Can Order Right Now,” Curbed, online publication, August 4, 2016.

“Sophisticated Austin Masterpiece Beautifully Sited,” Luxury Portfolio International, online publication, August 2, 2016.  

“Matt Fajkus Architecture :: Hill Country Apothecary,” Pleasure: AIA Small Project Practitioners 2015 Review, print, Summer 2015

“Austin Eye Candy,” Modern Architecture + Design Society (MADS), online publication, August 1, 2016.

“2016 America’s Finest 2nd Place: Look + See Vision Care,” Invision Magazine online publication, July 28, 2016.

“Main Stay House,” Architonic, July 28 2016.

“世界の美しいガレージ50選,” Houzz, online publication, July 24, 2016.

“車を美しく見せる、カーポートのデザインとは?” Houzz, online publication, July 17, 2016.

Gunther, Erik; “Modern Miracles: 7 Incredible New Contemporary-Design Homes,”, Online Publication, July 12, 2016

“Matt Fajkus Architecture Main Stay House,” World-Architects, online publication. July 12, 2016.

“Main Stay House – Matt Fajkus Architecture, LLC,” Archello. online publication, July 7, 2016.

“Becoming an Architect: MFx Participants Gain Career Experience,” Feature, Texas Architect, July 6 2016.

“If I Knew Then…: Matt Fajkus, Principle Architect, MF Architecture,” Business Owner Profile, Crain’s, July 6 2016.

Fitch, Creede, “100 Riley,” Creede Fitch, online publication, July 6, 2016.

“Hill Country Apothecary in Lakeway, Texas,” e-architect, online publication, June 16, 2016.

“Five of the Best Texan Houses on Dezeen,” Dezeen, online publication, June 15, 2016.

“Main Stay House by MF Architecture,” Dexigner, online publication. June 6, 2016.

“Main Stay House in Texas by Matt Fajkus Architecture,” AECafe, online publication, June 4, 2016.

“Matt Fajkus Completes Urban Austin Home with Retractable Glass Walls,” Dezeen, online publication. June 2, 2016. 02/matt-fajkus-architecture-main-stay-house-austin-texas-retractable-glass-walls/          

“Horizon House in Elgin,” e-architect, online publication, May 31, 2016.

Williamson, Caroline, “Main Stay House by Matt Fajkus Architecture,” Design Milk, online publication. May 30, 2016.

“Main Stay House in Austin,” e-architect, online publication. June 1, 2016.

Grozdanic Lidija, “Affordable Main Stay House in Austin Keeps Occupants Cool without Air Conditioning,” Inhabitat, online publication. May 27, 2016.

“This Texas Home is ready to Entertain,” Contemporist, online publication. May 25, 2016.

“Main Stay / Matt Fajkus Architecture,” Arch Daily – World’s Most Popular Architecture Website, online publication. May 21, 2016. /787719/main-stay-house-matt-fajkus-architecture/

“Main Stay House by Matt Fajkus Architecture,” featuring Main Stay House by Matt Fajkus Architecture, written by J. Michael Welton, Architects + Artisans, April 18th, 2016

“Small Stuff,” featuring Scaled Resolutions by Matt Fajkus Architecture, written by Ben Koush, Texas Architect, July/August  2015, p 55

“Expanding Austin’s City Limits: New Homes in America’s Fastest Growing City,” featuring Tree House by Matt Fajkus Architecture, written by Zoe Cooper, Architizer, July 24th 2015

“La Excepcion Como Regla,” featuring Tree House by Matt Fajkus Architecture, written by Soledad Franco, Revista Espacio&Confort, July 8th 2015

Out of Scale – AIA Small Project Awards 2005 – 2014, featuring Fashion[ing] Objects by Matt Fajkus Architecture, published by ORO Editions, edited by Marc Manack and Linda Reeder, Spring 2015

“Ultimate Tree Houses,” featuring Tree House by Matt Fajkus Architecture, written by Mary Ann Azevedo, Austin Way, Late Spring, 2015, p 109

“Hill Country Apothecary,” featuring Hill Country Apothecary by Matt Fajkus Architecture, Texas Architect, March/April 2015, p 96

“Before & After – A Texas Ranch House Transformation,” featuring Pugh Residence Redux by Matt Fajkus Architecture, Contemporist, March 1st 2015

“Tree House by Matt Fajkus Architecture in Austin, Texas,” Designboom, January 23rd 2015

“Around a Mighty Oak – Deeply Rooted Modern Architecture,” featuring Tree House by Matt Fajkus Archtiecture, Vetta Homes, Jan-March 2015, p 76

“MF Architecture Builds a House around a Tree,” featuring Tree House by Matt Fajkus Architecture, written by Caroline Willamson, Design Milk, January 9th 2015

“This House in Texas Blurs the Line between Inside and Outside,” featuring Tree House by Matt Fajkus Architecture, Business Insider, December 18th 2014

“Selected Project: Tree House/Matt Fajkus Architecture,” Arch Daily, December 9th 2014 

“10 Brilliant New Architecture Projects From Around the World,” featuring Fashion[ing] Objects by Matt Fajkus Architecture, written by Alyson Penn, Business Insider, June 4th 2014

“Out of the Ashes,” featuring the Wheeler Lost Pines Residence designed by Matt Fajkus Architecture, written by Candace Jackson, Wall Street Journal, February 21, 2014, p. M8.

“Austin-based architecture firm celebrates its first completed commercial project,” Daily Texan article written by Nicole Bueno, published on March 19th, 2014.

“Thick-Skinned Regionalism,” 2013 Texas Society of Architects Studio Award winner, featured as 1 of 4 annual state-wide award for built and unbuilt projects, Texas Architect, November/December 2013, p 43.

“Fashion[ing] Objects,” 2013 Texas Society of Architects Studio Award winner, featured as 1 of 4 annual state-wide award for built and unbuilt projects, Texas Architect, November/December 2013, pp.44.

“Everyday Objects Transformed,” written by Rebecca Roberts, featuring the Fashion[ing] Objects design, published in Texas Architect, June/July 2013, p. 12.

Texas Society of Architects interview, “Architects Talking To Architects” interview series, July 25, 2013.

“Winners of the d3 Unbuilt Visions 2012 Competition,” Flat House project by Matt Fajkus, Brandon Hubbard, Bo Yoon cited in Archinect News, February 4, 2013, for receiving Special Mention: Alternative Typology category. Three Grand prize winners and thirteen Special Mentions were winners among the international awards.  The program promotes critical debate about architecture and design by acknowledging excellence in unbuilt projects.

ESPN Longhorn Television Network Special, “Technology at the UT School of Architecture,” a segment on integrated technology, featuring “EIGHT,” the sculpture designed for the President of the United States,” by Matt Fajkus, Will Meredith, and Clay Shortall, aired March 2013.

World Architecture News (WAN) Feature, TRIBEZA Fashion Show Runway Backdrop Design, Issue 28, December 2012.

“TRIBEZA Fashion Show Backdrop Wall” design published in TRIBEZA Magazine, November 2012, p.12.

Featured in TRIBEZA Magazine, ‘Exposed Profile’ featuring professional work, research, and teaching, October 2012 Issue, p. 34.

“Bat House Visitor Center,” Texas Society of Architects Studio Award Winner, featured in Texas Architect, November / December 2011, pp. 24-28.

“Thick-Skinned Regionalism” Prefab House Design from Habitat for Humanity Competition published in Azure Magazine, January/February 2010, p. 34.  


Fajkus, Matt, Whitsett, Dason, "Architectural Science and the Sun: The Poetics and Pragmatics of Solar Design," Routlege Publishers, Spring 2017

Fajkus, Matt, “Vision for Downtown Austin Buries I-35 and Caps it with a Boulevard,” Texas Architect, March/April 2017, pp.15-16.

Fajkus, Matt, “An Honest Frame,” Texas Architect, July/August  2015, p 73

Fajkus, Matt, “Superficial Skins?  Super Skins?  Shading Structures and Thermal Impact Analysis,” Conference Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Advanced Building Skins, March 2013, pp. 187-193.

Fajkus, Matt, “Lines, Numbers, and Colors,” Texas Architect, November/December 2013, pp. 20-21.

Fajkus, Matt, “Beyond Skin Deep: Sustainable Building Envelope Research and Design, 1st Annual International Architecture and Civil Engineering Conference Proceedings, Singapore, March 2013, pp. 120-128.

Fajkus, Matt, “Sustaining Experience: Diffuse Reflection Lab by Lead Pencil Studio,” Texas Architect, March/April 2013 Issue, p. 10.

Fajkus, Matt, “Light and Sustainable Building Envelope Construction: A Meeting Point for Architects and Engineers,” Paper published in Construction: Essays on Architectural History, Theory & Technology by Nicholas Patricios and Stravros Alifragkis, ATINER Publications, October 2012, pp. 82-91.

Fajkus, Matt, “Supply and Demand: Architecture and the Energy Crisis,” Invited BURN Blog Entry, Published September 2012.

Fajkus, Matt, “Sustainability and Urban Heat Island Effect,” Interview for a National Science Foundation video (by Earthsky productions) on Sustainability and Urbanism, September 2012.

Fajkus, Matt, “Daylight Transmission Analysis in Experimental Building Envelope Assemblies,” International Journal of Design, Nature & Ecodynamics, Spring 2013 Issue.

Fajkus, Matt, “Marking the Land,” Texas Architect, March/April 2012 Issue, pp. 24-28.

Fajkus, Matt, “Modern Architecture as Constructed Environment: Tati’s Playtime as Commentary spanning the Prosaic to the Profound,” Pastelegram Journal, Spring 2012 Issue, pp. 44-49.

Fajkus, Matt, “Sisters Retreat” Adapted Article, Texas Architect, July/August 2011, pp. 42-45.

Fajkus, Matt, “Air and Light Modulation in Architectural Facades,” Austin International Indoor Air Quality Conference, paper presented and published in conference proceedings, June 2011.

Fajkus, Matt, “Quantitative and Qualitative Daylight Control in Building Facades,” Light in Engineering, Architecture and the Environment, Poznan, Poland, in conjunction with Wessex University, England, May 2011, pp. 121-131.

Fajkus, Matt, “Sisters Retreat,” Texas Architect, May/June 2011, pp. 32 – 38.

Fajkus, Matt, “Virtual and Physical Simulation Loops for Façade Performance: Light and Thermal Testing as a Design Tool,” Building Envelope Sustainability Symposium Conference Proceedings, California Polytechnic Institute, Pomona, California.

“University of Texas Thermal Lab,” Matt Fajkus featured with colleague Ulrich Dangel on Austin’s KXAN News, March 15, 2011.

Interviewed about visions on the future of sustainable architecture on the National Public Radio program “On Point with Tom Ashbrook,” aired nationally on July 22nd, 2011. 

“Smart Building Initiative – LIFT Progress Report,” Featured research by Matt Fajkus, as co-principal investigator, with several cited quotations.

  • Sustainable building technology
  • daylighting
  • structural design
  • and interdisciplinary collaboration between architecture and engineering as well as academic and professional realms.