• Market & demographic analysis
  • Development of building program Coordination with project team
  • Architectural design
  • Architectural & structural construction documents
  • Coordination & approval of projects with city and neighborhood Design Review Committees
  • Consultation site inspections during construction phase
  • Exterior color packages & interior design services
  • Renderings & marketing materials

M-A Architects offers exceptional architectural design and product development for large national and regional builders. From market analysis and development of building programs through completion of construction documentation, we believe in the importance of the integrated team approach: combining the best in market-driven architecture, construction and interior design.

We have more than 30 years of experience in the area of builder-developer architecture. This means we are able to design within the parameters set by our clients for demographics, design and budgets, while creating a product that combines principles of the new urbanism with classic architectural styling.

Founder and principal architect John Matthews has a unique body of experience for which he is viewed as a national leader in the area of architecture for residential developers. Matthews served for 8 years as vice president of architecture of M.D.C. Holdings and Richmond Homes where he developed product in Colorado, Virginia, California, Texas, Las Vegas and Arizona. Since founding MA Architects in 1993, Matthews and his team have provided design and planning services to prestigious regional and national builders, including DR Horton, Ryland Homes, Century Communities and Orchard Patio Homes. This has made our firm a unique leader in this defined area of architecture.

We work seamlessly with the project team, including construction and purchasing managers, project engineers and marketing consultants. Our understanding of the design review and permitting processes ensure efficient project scheduling and adherence to deadlines. In addition, our award-winning designs have received national and regional acclaim, and have a track record for successful sales.


Quail Hollow
Century Communities
Orchard Park
D.R. Horton
Emerald Homes
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