We are SCB

Matthew Gadie

San Francisco

How long have you been at SCB?

4 years.

How did you end up at SCB?

My sister lives in San Francisco. While visiting I became familiar with SCB by walking around the city and seeing so many of the firm’s buildings. San Francisco really stood out from anywhere else I’ve been – it’s a special place. After I got back home to the UK, I applied online, and the rest is history!

What is the best professional advice you have ever received?

If you’re worried about a situation, write everything down that you’re worried about, then cross out the things you can’t control and deal with the things you can.

What do you enjoy most about your job?

The most enjoyable aspect of my job is seeing the building come to life. From paper and drawings to concrete and glass… it’s incredible to see a building grow along with your own input as a young architect.

What advice can you give to young or future designers and planners?

Do not be scared to ask a question. This is your opportunity to learn, so take advantage of your colleagues’ knowledge!