David Matero Architecture, and before that, DayMatero studio, has provided renovation and new construction design and planning services for projects that include residential, retail, restaurant, schools, offices, and entertainment architecture.
Born and raised in Norway, Maine, a rural town about an hour north of Portland, David grew up playing outside – baseball, golf and skiing. After completing his architecture degree at Roger Williams University, he started his architecture career at a medium-sized health-care firm in NYC.
The majority of David’s professional experience in NYC was with the firm RG Roesch Architecture and Landscape Architecture (RGR). David spent seven years at this small firm and greatly benefited from the firm’s diverse portfolio. As an associate with RGR, David was involved in the design and documentation of multiple zoos, museum buildings, private residences, parks, as well as a high-rise synagogue.
In New York, David met and married his wife (who happens to be from Bath, Maine). The couple’s seven-year-itch was their realization that they belonged back in their home state to raise their son near family.
David’s diverse experience in New York fit well with the Portland firm Stephen Blatt Architects (SBA). In 2001 the family relocated to the coastal community of Harpswell. For seven years as a project manager for SBA, David directed many successful projects (public schools and residences) and eventually managed the firm’s residential studio.
The skills and expertise David earned while working with Geoff Roesch in NYC and Stephen Blatt in Maine enabled him to venture into a partnership with lighting designer Greg Day. The DayMatero studio, a partnership in architecture and light, brought together David and Greg’s 40+ years of professional experience and launched their dream to design practical, economical and beautiful spaces together.
In 2011, David and Greg split companies, but continue to work together. David Matero Architecture is the culmination of almost 30 years of experience in a variety of projects providing design and planning services.
When not in the studio, David tries to attend as many USA Men’s soccer team games as possible, kayaks, plays golf when time allows, and is trying very hard to travel. David is a past board member of Main Street Bath, a program that focuses on promoting and preserving the culture and heritage of this thriving community of Bath, and is currently a board member of Maine AIA. He is also slowly working on a renovation to his 1840’s house in Bath.