Faculty / School of Architecture

Matthew Gillis

Visiting Assistant Professor

Matthew Gillis, Associate AIA, is the principal of G!LL!S, a design studio of architecture and interiors in Los Angeles and a partner at the Grant Gillis a retail and commercial architecture office. His work at G!LL!S integrates ecological research, digital design and fabrication to create sensually dense environments and experiences. While committed to buildable modern architecture with current residential projects, G!LL!S also pursues a speculative, research based architecture. Recent projects include residential additions in Hollywood and Baldwin Hills, an installation for ACADIA at the University of Cincinnati, DAAP while Grant Gillis is working on multiple retail environments throughout Southern California.

In addition to his professional practice, Matthew Gillis participates in a continuous dialogue about the discipline of architecture through teaching and stewardship in Los Angeles. His teaching has included design studios and visual studies seminars at Woodbury University, Southern California Institute of Architecture, and OTIS College of Design. While participating as Treasurer and board member of a member the Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design, Matthew stewarded a focus on interior urbanism through publication and promotion of emerging architects, which blur the boundaries between architecture and interior issues impacting the city and its built environments.

Prior to forming G!LL!S, Matthew worked in the offices of Coop Himmel(b)lau and Griffin Enright Architects on multiple award winning design projects and buildings. Matthew holds a Master of Architecture degree from UCLA and attended the Vicenza Institute of Architecture in Italy while receiving his Bachelor of Design in Architecture degree from the University of Florida.


Master of Architecture - UCLA
Bachelor of Design in Architecture - University of Florida