Matt Latchford, PE, IALD, MIES, LC, LEED AP BD+C


Matt joined Lam Partners’ team in 2006 and has literally taken the firm to new places.  After four years in the Cambridge office, he moved to Richmond, Virginia to start up the first Lam Partners satellite office, building Lam’s client base and reach to the mid-Atlantic region and beyond.  In 2018, he teamed up with Steve Iski and his lighting design firm, studio i in Pittsburgh, PA. This ushered in a merger between Lam Partners and studio i, creating a multi-dimensional/multi-location company.  Together with Steve, he leads the Pittsburgh office and the mid-Atlantic design efforts as a principal in the firm.

Matt is a licensed Professional Architectural Engineer, a Professional Member of the IALD, a LEED Accredited Professional, is NCQLP Lighting Certified, and a member of the IES.  Matt’s superior technical knowledge, with specialties in lighting controls systems and daylighting, has been his hallmark in recent work focusing on large-project and international sustainable design.  When not escaping to the hills for a hike or pushing his kids’ bikes, he dabbles in some extracurricular industry work — developing future code language, giving presentations, and teaching.  He has participated in local USGBC chapters, was a member of the IEQ TAG for the USGBC, and is a current member of the IALD’s Energy and Sustainability Committee.

Selected Projects


The Pennsylvania State University
Master of Architectural Engineering

The Pennsylvania State University
Bachelor of Architectural Engineering in Lighting


Lam Partners, Cambridge, MA, 2006-Present
Lighting Designer

MCLA, Inc., Washington, D.C., 2004-2006
Lighting Designer

Brinjac Engineering, Inc., Harrisburg, PA, 2003-2004
Lighting / Electrical Engineer

MCLA, Inc., Washington, D.C., 2002
Lighting Design Intern

Glumac International Consulting Engineers, Portland, OR, 2001
Lighting / Electrical Intern

Tilden, Lobnitz, Cooper Consulting Engineers, Orlando, FL, 2000
Lighting / Electrical Intern


2014 IES Award of Merit – UMass Medical School Albert Sherman Center
2013 IES Award of Merit – Esker Foundation
2010 IES Award of Merit – 300 New Jersey Ave.
2006 IES Paul Waterbury Illumination Design Award – Tivoli


VCU Guest Lecturer, 2012, 2013
UVA Guest Lecturer, 2013, 2014
AIA NC 2011 Design Conference: Transform, Speaker, 2011
DesignDC, Speaker, 2011
Boston Architectural College, Instructor, Spring 2008
BAC Thesis Committee Advisor, 2007-2010
Corcoran College of Art and Design, Guest Lecturer, Spring 2006