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Matt 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.


-Master of Architecture, UNLV
-Bachelor of Science, UNLV


-Board Member, Nevada State College Foundation
-Boy Scouts of America
-American Institute of Architects, AIA
-NCARB’s Intern Development Program
-AIA Young Architects Forum
-LEAN Construction Institute

Matthew F. Burns, AIA

Executive Vice President & COO | Principal


-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


-2005, JMA Employee of the Year
-2001, Gold Key International Honor Society


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