After completing his Professional Degree in Architecture at NJ College of Architecture & Design in 2003, Matthew Smith relocated to the Seattle area to pursue his passion. Having had the good fortune to work for a variety of reputable architectural firms over a decade, he returned to his carpentry roots to launch Dream.Design.Build., integrating his love of design with his passion for craft. Through intensive theoretical and practical experience, he has refined a design and build philosophy forging form and function into the elegant structural expressions featured on this site. At long last, Mr. Smith has “hung up his tool belt” to concentrate full time on his design business, specializing in one-of-a-kind round house (wooden yurt) design and development.