A Multi-Discipline A&E Company
Mat Perkins, AIA, PMP, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C
Our reasonable service - To provide you with exemplary service
“Why don’t you stop overachieving . . . and settle into the warm embrace of mediocrity like the rest of us?” [greeting card written by stand-up comic, Art Krug]. Because Mat Perkins’ next greatest achievement is just around every corner, it would save time for those who have settled into a comfortable embrace of mediocrity to simply keep on hand a box of 250 of those cards to whip out upon Mat’s newest overachievement in service to one or two of his closest clients: Veterans Affairs; National Parks Service; Corp of Engineers (at last count, seven different districts); Department of Homeland Security and Customs & Border Protection; Department of Energy; Labs (such as the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and the Livermore Berkley, Los Alamos, and Sandia National Labs); National Guard; Universities (such as UC Berkley and the Universities of California and Arizona); Intel… yawns from the embracers of
mediocrity make it clear that Mat is, indeed, an overachiever who refuses to stop his annoyingly convicting example of professionalism. Mat’s high standards are demonstrated by an enthusiastic endorsement from Brian Childers, Contracting Officer Representative for the USACE: “On time and on budget – you can’t ask for more than that!” And Mike McGregor, Contracting Officer Representative for Customs and Border Protection, proudly declared, “What an amazing team! We opened on time and are fully operational on Day One thanks to Mat!”
Mat maintains that successful turnovers and grateful commendations from post-occupancy end users are the “best testaments” to exemplary design efforts. While he refuses the stifling embrace of mediocrity, he pursues and relishes the relieved embrace of enabled end users whose burdens are lifted and whose enjoyment is enhanced as a result of usage-maximizing, cost-effective, and energy-efficient, sustainable design. To illustrate, a few of Mat’s fond memories include:
- Hearing the exuberant testimony of travelers from around the world who relayed the enjoyment and pleasure that they experienced at the Willow Beach Visitor’s Center in Arizona, a National Parks Service project for which Mat served as the designer of record.
- Watching the wonder and thrill in the eyes of the Director of Intelligence as the lights were switched on for the first time at her new Joint Field Command Center in Tucson, Arizona.
- Enjoying the appreciative embrace of the Patrol Agent in Charge as the state-of-the-art Customs and Border Protection Facility on Saipan, Marianas Islands, was opened for use.
- Listening to dedicated doctors describe the hopeful prospects of new cancer treatments about to be made available by the opening of the new Anschutz Inpatient Pavilion in Aurora, Colorado.
- Pondering the beseeching of an American President’s benediction at the opening of the Yuma Border Patrol Station in Arizona.