Matthew Brehm first studied architecture at the University of Notre Dame, which included a year spent in Rome, Italy. After graduating with a Bachelor of Architecture degree in 1989, Matt spent five years working in the District of Columbia for the award-winning design firms STUDIOS Architecture
and Spector Knapp & Baughman, Ltd
. It was also during this time that he spent two summers teaching architectural design at The Catholic University of America. In 1993, he began the Option I Master of Architecture degree program at the University of Oregon and worked for a few Eugene design firms while completing his degree, including TBG Architects and Planners
. Matt also taught design studios and graphics courses at the University of Oregon from 2000 until joining the University of Idaho faculty in 2004. His research and teaching is focused primarily on design communication, design process, and architectural graphics, and in 2007 Matt initiated a new study abroad program for Idaho architecture students to go to Rome, Italy, for two months each summer.