Matthew S. Fine, AIA, CPHC®
Senior Project Architect, Certified Passive House Consultant
Of his twenty-one years in architectural design and project management, Matt has focused the last thirteen on affordable multifamily housing and high-performance houses. His expertise ranges from highrise modernization to urban infill and adaptive re-use to single-family new construction.
At his previous firm, Matt spearheaded the initiative to deliver Passive House-level performance in a variety of project types and scales. The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Commons project was one such example – a retrofit of (36) affordable dwelling units within (3) 60’s era buildings. The project is the first PHIUS-certified Passive House multifamily retrofit in the U.S. The importance of this work was to clearly demonstrate that resource consciousness and affordability are not mutually exclusive, and in turn, re-establishing a sense of community to one of DC’s neglected neighborhoods.
Prior to joining Peabody Architects, he collaborated on the 2011 Solar Decathlon entry known as Empowerhouse along with designing and managing the delivery of DC Habitat for Humanity’s Ivy City Passive Townhouses ((6) PHIUS-certified dwellings) and the broader revitalization project comprising a mix of townhouses, duplexes, and rehabilitated rowhouses.
Among other high-performance projects, Matt is currently managing the Fairmount Heights Zero Energy Ready neighborhood infill project. This project furthers the mission of bringing low-to-zero energy buildings at a larger scale to the broader market. The project is cost-optimized to be delivered as modular units – further demonstrating the pursuit of innovative solutions to tackle the DMV’s affordable housing shortfall.