Matt Spanarkel is a design, research and business professional residing in New York City. He started his academic career receiving his BA from Lehigh University majoring in Architecture, minoring in Engineering, Studio Art and Theater. He then moved to New York City in 2015 to pursue his MBA in Investment Management at Pace University. In 2018, Matt completed his professional Masters Degree in Architecture from Parsons School of Design at The New School.
Matt has varied interests that stretch across the academia, and professional realms as well as non professional settings. To name a few: sustainability, architecture, data analytics, economics, engineering, sailing, and international traveling. He enjoys learning about different cultures and meeting interesting new people. During his academic career, he had the ability to do academic and professional research in Southeast Asia, Scandinavia and the Middle East. In Scandinavia he researched sustainability and the viability of bike sharing systems. He focused on a comparative analysis of the real estate development markets in Shanghai and Doha. In Indonesia, Matt collected data on hyper density of the world’s second most dense city, Jakarta.
In his spare time, he likes to travel, visit friends & family, watch all types of movies from rom-coms to horror, bike and take spontaneous trips around the five boroughs of NYC. As a Jersey Shore, NJ native, he enjoys getting out on a sailboat on the Barnegat Bay or to the beach anytime he can.