Mathews Architecture

Based in Asheville, North Carolina, Mathews Architecture provides a complete range of architectural services. Our design experience is diverse with past projects that truly provide for the full range of human activity and need. We proudly are not specialists. However, as experienced and knowledgable generalists, we utilize our talents and skills and listen to our clients to provide unique, community-based design solutions to meet stated needs and budgets.

The central focus of our architectural practice, established in 1992, has been to work primarily with non-profit and governmental entities as well as with the private sector, to facilitate designs that help clients functionally, aesthetically, and environmentally fulfill their missions for service to the community, within the limits of their construction budgets. We see our design work as service to a broad range of clients helping them to meet their needs, their hopes, and their dreams – be they large or small and our work extends across the Southern Appalachians.

We bring a profound understanding of designing for and with community to make places with, not just for people. We have facilitated numerous collaborative processes that allowed future users and the community-at-large to have a voice in shaping solutions. Jane Mathews, as a decades-long Affiliate Member of the American Society of Landscape Architects, as well as her team, values the integration of the built and natural environments, and as a planning advocate and practitioner, guides sustainable, functional and aesthetic land use planning design decisions that enriches the architecture. 

Mathews Architecture is well known in the region as a committed and collegial architectural team that listens well, provides more with often limited resources to meet a wide range of needs and goals; has been a leader in sustainability for decades, and goes well beyond standard services and often contractual fees to serve the citizens of Southern Appalachia, and in particular, Asheville and Western North Carolina, and to meet its commitment to community and to excellence. Mathews Architecture is a collaborative leader of peers, in-house as well as with its consultant colleagues, who helps to assure the best value in terms of design, functionality and beauty for its clients and ultimately the users of the buildings we have the privilege to design.

(MATHEWS ARCHITECTURE, PA received the NC AIA 2011 Firm of the Year Award, in recognition of “consistently providing quality architecture with a verifiable level of client satisfaction for a prolonged period of time.”)