Matt Morris is a registered professional engineer with experience in many aspects of the engineering and construction industry. He holds a BS and MS in Civil Engineering from the University of Colorado, Boulder. In his roles as a civil engineering officer in the U.S. Air Force and a project manager for a major commercial general contractor, Matt has led over 160 projects totaling nearly $1 Billion. As a professor at the United States Military Academy at West Point, the University of Colorado Boulder and Colorado School of Mines, Matt has taught over 2,500 students through 16 different university courses. Matt’s experience spans across many markets, including federal government, public works, healthcare, higher education, hospitality, manufacturing, laboratory, pharmaceutical, corporate, heavy civil and water conveyance. Additionally, Matt’s varied roles have enabled him to manage every phase of a project as an owner, contractor and designer. Matt is currently a Senior Instructor in the Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering at the University of Colorado, Boulder. He is also the Founder of Construction-Education.com, a veteran-owned small business with a mission to foster rapid growth in the careers of construction professionals.
Within the AEC industry, Big Rooms are an on-site co-location space that physically brings together designers, builders, facility operators, and more to create a collaborative environment. The Big Room is designed to bring all of Southland’s businesses together, including Southland Engineering, Southland Energy, and Envise, within an integrated workspace.