A wide shot of a ceramics studio, featuring students working with pottery wheels and other tools.

Matt Seymour


Matt Seymour (SAIC '11) worked as an assistant project manager for Central Building and Preservation following his graduation from SAIC. There, he co-project managed the terra cotta restoration of 188 W Randolph Street, the largest terra cotta restoration project undertaken in Chicago. Additionally, he worked on the restoration of 1600 N Milwaukee Avenue, 39 S LaSalle Street, and the Cedar Hotel. Matt worked closely with tradespeople, architects, engineers, and building owners by providing estimates, performing progress tracking, and project management of brick, stone, concrete, and terra cotta restoration projects throughout Chicago.

In 2016, he began working with Building Blocks, Inc., a terra cotta and GFRC (glass fiber reinforced concrete) supplier, where he is the terra cotta project manager. He assists with the preparation of GFRC shop drawings and acts as a liaison between contractors, architects, and GFRC manufacturers. Matt works with Boston Valley Terra Cotta providing estimates and supplying contractors in the upper Midwest with pricing for terra cotta restoration bids. He also performs terra cotta survey work (often times from a suspended swing stage), which includes photo documentation, inventory of terra cotta fragments, and the development of a terra cotta nomenclature for each project.