Who We Are

John Matthews Architects is a design-oriented full service architectural firm located in downtown San Mateo. Since its establishment in 1986 by Principal Jack Matthews AIA, the firm has enjoyed working creatively and collaboratively with a wonderfully diverse set of clients, including homeowners, businesses, religious and community non-profit organizations, developers and local municipalities.

This broad client base is reflected in a portfolio of work that is equally diverse in terms of building types, scale and complexity. Common throughout this body of work is a consistent attention to the needs and aspirations of our clients, respect for community and place, and a collaborative approach to design and construction quality.

You will find we are interested, we listen and we are attentive to our client’s schedule, program, and budget.