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Architecture Program

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2451 Moscow, ID 83844-2451
Email: arch@uidaho.edu 

Phone: 208-885-4409

Fax: 208-885-9428

Urban Design Center

Mailing Address:
322 E. Front Street
Suite 390
Boise, ID 83702
arch@uidaho.edu

Phone: 208-885-6781

Urban Design Center

Matthew Brehm

Matthew Brehm

Professor

Office

AAS214

Phone

208-885-9503

Mailing Address

Architecture Program
College of Art and Architecture
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2451
Moscow, Idaho 83844-2451

Matthew Brehm first studied architecture at the University of Notre Dame, which included an academic year studying abroad 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.

  • Master of Architecture, University of Oregon, 1998
  • Bachelor of Architecture, University of Notre Dame, 1989

“Matthew Brehm first studied architecture at the University of Notre Dame, which included an academic year studying abroad 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 he is the author of three books on drawing technique. Matt’s travel sketches in pencil and watercolor have received several awards in international drawing competitions, and in 2007 he initiated a program for Idaho architecture students to live and work in Rome, Italy.”

  • Design communication
  • Architectural graphics
  • Design process & pedagogy
  • Roman/Italian art & architecture
  • Representational sketching

  • Brehm, Matthew. "Draw Cities and Buildings in 15 Minutes." London: Ilex/Octopus Publishing, 2017. ISBN 978-1-7815-7287-0.
  • Brehm, Matthew. "Drawing Perspective: How to See It and How to Apply It." Hauppauge, New York: Barron’s Educational Press, 2016. ISBN 978-1-4380-0659-8.
  • Brehm, Matthew T. “Sketch Locally, Connect Globally: Analog Sketching as a Means to Social Networking in the Digital Age” in Representation 2011-12: The Journal of the Design Communication Association, pp. 16-21. (October 2012)
  • Brehm, Matthew T. “Instilling Productive Processes for Architectural Design” in The International Journal of Learning, Volume 16, 2009, ISSN: 1447-9494. Double-Blind, Peer-Reviewed. (July 2009)
  • Matthew Brehm, Sketching on Location, Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt Publishing Company, 2012. ISBN 978-1-4652-0526-1 Click here to purchase
  • “Mapping the Tapestry of Technique” in the Design Communication Association Biannual Conference Proceedings; Southern Polytechnic State University, Marietta, Ga. March 2009.
  • “Exhibit Brings Out Professors’ Artistic Side,” The Moscow-Pullman Daily News, Thursday, January 8, 2009, Omie Drawhorn
  • “Analog/Digital: Gathering Student Points of View” in The International Journal of the Arts in Society, Volume 3, Number 3, 2008, ISSN: 1833-1866, pp87-101. July 2008.
  • “Analog/Digital: Gathering Student Points of View” in 3rd International Conference on the Arts in Society Proceedings, 2008. Birmingham Institute of Art and Design, United Kingdom. July 2008.
  • “Analog or Digital: Gathering Student Points of View” in European Association for Architectural Education / Architectural Research Centers Consortium Conference Proceedings. Danish Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, Denmark. June 2008.
  • “Bringing Home the Experience,” The Argonaut, Friday, September 26, 2008, Meagan Robertson
  • “Design Tools and Translation: Cursive and Sketching” in Design Communication Association Biannual Conference Proceedings. September 2007.
  • “Students Spend Two Months in Rome,” The Argonaut, Friday, September 28, 2007, Chad Creighton
  • “From Mind to Hand: Cursive and Sketching as Translation” in International Conference on the Beginning Design Student, Proceedings. March 2007.

*For a full list of publications and projects, see complete CV.

  • “Pre-Conceptual Actions in Architectural Design Education” Abstract accepted for presentation at the 4th International Conference on the Arts in Society at the Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti, in Venice, Italy. July 2009.
  • “Instilling Productive Processes for Architectural Design” Abstract accepted for presentation at the 16th International Conference on Learning at the University of Barcelona, Spain. July 2009.
  • Timeline of Sketches from Italy. Design Communication Association Juried Drawing Exhibition. Marietta, Ga. March 2009.
  • Timeline of Sketches from Italy. College of Art & Architecture Faculty Show. The Prichard Gallery, University of Idaho. January 2009.
  • Sketches from Italy. College of Art & Architecture Faculty Show. The Prichard Gallery, University of Idaho. December 2007.
  • Digital Sketches. Design Communication Association Juried Drawing Exhibition. Muncie, Ind. September 2007.
  • “A Fresh Look at Three Books by Arthur L. Guptill” in Opportunities, Design Communication Association Newsletter. January 2007.
  • “Osservatorio Campo dei Fiori.” College of Art & Architecture Faculty Show. The Prichard Gallery, University of Idaho. December 2006.
  • “Campus Sketches” published in Representation 2005-2006, Journal of the Design Communication Association. December 2006.
  • “World Water Embassy, Namibia.” Line of Site Competition. Selected as one of 45 finalists, published online. August 2006.
  • “Osservatorio Campo dei Fiori.” Steedman International Design Competition. March 2006.
  • Photography. “Winter Solstice Exhibit” (juried). Third Street Gallery, City Hall, Moscow, Idaho. December 2005.
  • Charcoal Sketches. “Moscow: Through the Eyes of Our Artists” (juried). Third Street Gallery, City Hall, Moscow, Idaho. June 2005.

  • Award of Excellence (Observational Category). 31st Annual Architecture in Perspective Exhibition, American Society of Architectural Illustrators. Double-Blind, Peer-Reviewed, October 2016
  • Finalist, Professional Travel Sketch Category. 41st Annual Ken Roberts Memorial Delineation Competition. Double-Blind, Peer-Reviewed. krobarch.com, November 2015
  • Award of Excellence (Observational Category). 30th Annual Architecture in Perspective Exhibition, American Society of Architectural Illustrators. Double-Blind, Peer-Reviewed, January 2015
  • Finalist, Professional Travel Sketch Category. 40th Annual Ken Roberts Memorial Delineation Competition. Double-Blind, Peer-Reviewed. krobarch.com, November 2014
  • Paul G. Windley Faculty Excellence and Development Award, May 2014
  • Honorable Mention, Palouse Plein Air Competition, Moscow Arts Commission, Third Street Gallery, Moscow, ID., 2013
  • Winner, “Quick Draw” Competition, Palouse Plein Air Competition, Moscow Arts Commission, Third Street Gallery, Moscow, ID., 2013
  • Best in Category, Faculty Observational Images, Design Communication Association Juried Drawing Exhibition, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK., 2012
  • Best Urban/Downtown Painting, Palouse Plein Air Competition, Moscow Arts Commission, Third Street Gallery, Moscow, ID., 2012
  • Best in Category Award, Faculty Observational Images, Design Communication Association Juried Drawing Exhibition, 2012
  • Shari Park-Gates Juror’s Award, Design Communication Association Juried Drawing Exhibition, March 2009
  • Best in Show Award, Faculty Observational Images, Design Communication Association Juried Drawing Exhibition, August 2005
  • Hoffman Award for Teaching Excellence, University of Idaho, 2010

Locations

Architecture Program

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2451 Moscow, ID 83844-2451
Email: arch@uidaho.edu 

Phone: 208-885-4409

Fax: 208-885-9428

Urban Design Center

Mailing Address:
322 E. Front Street
Suite 390
Boise, ID 83702
arch@uidaho.edu

Phone: 208-885-6781

Urban Design Center