ZAPATA is pleased to announce the hiring of Mr. Matthew Silvi, RA, who is based out of the firm’s Atlanta, Georgia office. The Registered Architect has 10 years of experience in a variety of market sectors: single- and multi-family residential, historic, hospitality, retail, office, healthcare, religious, and light industrial.

As a ZAPATA architect, Mr. Silvi manages the design and construction of new and retrofit projects, which include building systems, architectural design and detailing, infrastructure construction, and interdisciplinary coordination and commissioning requirements.

Mr. Silvi is passionate about design that affects both the end-user—and the community, especially when it pertains to green and sustainable buildings. Prior experience includes historic renovations/preservations: single-family homes, plus a project in the French Quarter of New Orleans. One of his current assignments requires the evaluation/documentation of LEED credits for a U.S. Army training facility barracks building designed to achieve LEED Silver status.

“I’m excited to join ZAPATA to manage new projects and teams and tackle the challenges associated with the design and renovation of military facilities, which make up a large portion our primary A-E market. Additionally, I was attracted to ZAPATA’s dedication to its employees and commitment to provide the best service possible.”

Originally from the Buckeye State, Mr. Silvi enjoys the diverse culture of Atlanta, Georgia, where he is an active member of the Atlanta Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). He is also a member of the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME), Atlanta Post. When he’s not working, Mr. Silvi, accompanied by his family, can be found tubing or kayaking down the Chattahoochee River. Mr. Silvi graduated with two degrees from Kent State University (Ohio): Masters in Architecture and Masters in Business Administration.

Welcome to the team, Matt!

ZAPATA is a full service architecture-engineering (A-E) and field services firm providing comprehensive, sustainable, and resilient A-E designs; construction management; environmental remediation and compliance; consulting; and turnkey military munitions response services to Government and commercial clients worldwide. At ZAPATA, we earn our clients’ Trust by conducting our business with Integrity and providing Quality services every day.