Matt Burns, AIA
Matthew F. Burns, AIA

Executive Vice President & COO | Principal

“Success is achieved by hard work, dedication, never giving up and most importantly learning from our failures.”

Matthew Burns, AIA is currently Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer with EV&A Architects. As such he is responsible for making executive decisions for the company, overseeing operations, building business, and managing multi-million dollar projects. Matt is a registered architect and highly accomplished in the preparation and production of EV&A’s quality construction documentation. Since 2000 Matt has gained professional experience in commercial, hospitality, healthcare, and industrial projects and is knowledgeable about all phases of work, from entitlements to contract administration. 


As an integral part of the production team, Matt works closely with designers, and the client, coordinating the efforts of all outside consultants from the beginning of the schematic phase throughout the completion of the project. He is instrumental in meeting the applicable codes that govern any project and he works closely with all agencies having jurisdiction to ensure his projects are successful in securing the necessary building permits for construction.



2005, JMA Employee of the Year

2001, Gold Key International Honor Society



2022-2024, Board Member, Nevada State College Foundation

2016, Committee Member, Boy Scouts of America

2000-2003, AIAS Las Vegas

2000-2003, Member, Golden Key International Honor Society



Board Member, Nevada State College Foundation

Boy Scouts of America

American Institute of Architects                                                                                       NCARB’s Intern Development Program

AIA Young Architects Forum

LEAN Construction Institute



2003, Master of Architecture, UNLV

2000, Bachelor of Science, UNLV