Matthew Johnson

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Over the past 20 years Matthew has been continually researching and applying the methods and strategies of integrated building information modelling techniques to our growing architectural practice. His interests now lie in working with other design and procurement consultants to deliver coordinated design outcomes for built projects through a cooperative model based environment.

Matthew is regularly invited to present at international conferences on his experience in BIM, Data Exchange, and Model Management. He currently contributes to the Graphisoft Development Consultant program on the direction of software platform evolution and is recognised as a key contributor to data exchanges with other authoring platforms including CostX. Matthew is currently working on the implementation impacts to the Australian market from the newly released ISO19650 BIM standards.

Matthew is the driving force behind the development of POWE Architects’ industry leading approach to technology assisted project delivery. Recognised by his peers for the approach, Matthew regularly addresses client, consultant and contractor gatherings on applying BIM based methodologies to their design, documentation and procurement workflows. Matthew’s work with developing ISO9001.2016 based quality management systems provides a quality based approach to leveraging new technology in ways that ensure project quality is maximised for the client.

Matthew also leads project delivery teams within the Practice to deliver retail, commercial and residential projects on scales from $1-100M. Recently completed projects include Town Square Redbank Plains, various Coles anchored shopping centres, North Shore Stockland in Townsville, Milton Edge residential tower for Australand, and the refurbishment of the boutique retail precinct at Eagle Street Pier for Stockland. Matthew led the documentation teams on the multi-storey commercial headquarters for both Ausenco and Dialog House in South Brisbane and a 1,400-vehicle parking station for the PA Hospital. Matthew was also responsible for the reinstatement of the BoysTown office headquarters in Milton after the January 2011 Brisbane floods.


“As an industry leader in the adoption of BIM technologies, he works closely with other disciplines to ensure a coordinated approach and actively participated with buildability and safety throughout the design process.”
Brenton Huxham, Design Manager Baulderstone Construction November 2010


Registered Architect: Qld #3564 since 2003, NSW #10440 since 2018
Bachelor of Architecture with Honours QUT – 2001
Bachelor of Built Environment (Architecture) (Distinction) QUT – 2001

Professional Recognition
  • ArchIntensive 2020 speaker on BIM Specification systems
  • BiLT ANZ Conference 2019 speaker on BIM Data Classification Systems
  • BiLT ANZ Conference 2018 speaker on Classification of BIM Data
  • BiLT ANZ Conference 2017 speaker on Managing Massive Models
  • ArchiCON / RTC ANZ Conference 2016 speaker on Collaboration with Quantity Surveyors in BIM
  • RTC ANZ Conference 2015 speaker on BIM Collaboration Strategies
  • ArchiCON Conference 2015 speaker on Federated BIM Model Management
  • A+ Practice Member of the Australian Institute of Architects (AIA)
  • Member of the Graphisoft Development Consultant program

Northshore Downpipe

Special Interests

Integrated Project Delivery
Interoperable BIM
Traditional and D&C delivery and Procurement strategies
Speaking at BiLT, ArchiCON and RTC conferences
ArchiCAD GDL scripting

Major Projects

Palace Cinemas Byron Bay
Palace Cinemas Centro On James
Coles Rochedale
Town Square Redbank Plains
Coles Alderley
Beerwah Village
Coles Ipswich
BoysTown Milton Refurbishment
Eagle Street Pier
Deception Bay Parenting Centre
Stockland North Shore
Stockland Gladstone
PA Hospital Carpark
Ausenco House
Dialog House
601 Coronation Drive, Toowong Offices
Australand’s Montego Residences
Milton Edge

Other Interests

My family
Teaching kids and adults to Sail at Humpybong Yacht Club
Volunteering as a State Level Race Officer and Judge at sailing regattas
Working with sailing clubs to increase participation throughout the state as President of Yachting Queensland
Following ETNZ in The America’s Cup because no Australians can afford to pay our sailors to stay here.


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