Charles Matz is an associate professor of Architecture and Interior Design and the Director of NYIT's new Center for Data Visualization. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects, Royal Institute of British Architects, Certified Interior Designer, and Principal of Charles Matz Architect PC.
Prior to joining NYIT, Matz worked for the late Michael Jackson as producer, creative director, designer and logistics expert. As in-house architect for the Board of the Princeton University Club, he participated in over twenty major renovations and new works over a period of fifteen years, including renovations at the University's Engineering Quadrangle, where projects have included the Graduate Student Center and Deans' Executive Wing, lecture halls, and laboratories.
International commercial and cultural institution clients and projects include HRH the Prince of Wales, Musée du Louvre, Château de Versailles, the New York Stock Exchange, SONY (with more than 150 broadcast media, stage, and music productions), J. Walter Thompson Advertising, BBDO, Mobil Research and Development Corporation, Viacom, Disney, the National Gallery Prague, and the Foundation for the History of Photography at Fratelli Alinari Florence. Matz promoted and developed manufacturing and graphic brand strategies, as well as participated in construction planning of global corporate project initiatives, including environmental graphics efforts. Applying his multidisciplinary approach to the field of hospitality and retail design, Matz authored the Master Plan/Renewal Strategy, and acted as Owner's Chief Architect, for the renovation and new branding efforts at private university clubs (The Princeton and Columbia Clubs of New York) as well as the historic, private New York social club, The Cosmopolitan.
His research at NYIT focuses on 3D data visualization for built works. He has laser scanned (LIDAR technology-light detection and ranging) the UNESCO designated medieval walled city of Jugol Harar for the Harari State Governorate of Ethiopia, and multiple heritage sites in Italy. Matz was raised in Venice, Italy, and New York City. Matz earned a Bachelor of Architecture from The Irwin S. Chainin School of Architecture at the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York City and an Intermediate Unit Certificate and Study Abroad Full Tuition Scholarship from the Architectural Association School of Architecture, a member college of the Royal Institute of British Architects.
Courses Taught at NYIT
- Architecture Design IV, V
- From Computers to Presentation
- Portfolio Preparation
- Fundamentals of Design II
- Interior Design Required History Courses
- Lighting Design Strategies for Interiors
- Research in Architecture
- Senior Thesis in Interior Design
- Senior Thesis in Architecture, Design VII and VIII
- Special Studies in Architecture
- Special Studies in Furniture Design and Materials
- Special Studies in History and Delineation
- Special Topics in History
- Study Abroad: Summer Program to the Arab Republic of Egypt
- Study Abroad: Summer Program to the United Kingdom, France, and Italy
- Technical Drawing
- Visualization I