Green Festival Speakers

Matt Nardella



Matt Nardella is principal architect of Moss; a Chicago based architectural design studio. Matt is a licensed architect in the state of Illinois and California, he is a member of the AIA, a LEED accredited professional, and has been in practice for over twelve years. In that time he has designed sustainable projects ranging from singlefamily residences, offices, and schools to urban farms, strawbale research centers, and community centers, both in Chicago and Southern California. His work is known for utilizing site orientation, creative use of low tech green building techniques, and sustainable building materials. Matt is dedicated to understanding the urban environment and how to sustain it as a community for all living beings. He regularly devotes time volunteering for several local environmental organizations, including the Openlands Project where he is a volunteer Treekeeper. He has presented sustainable design lectures on several occasions in Chicago and San Diego.

Matt seeks to produce energy efficient, unique, and sustainable architecture and design by merging straightforward methodologies of architectural design and theory with the realities of construction, building codes, and real estate development.