Interview with Margaret Matz, Milestone Architecture

Q: How did you get started in this business?
A: We started in business to contribute to the recovery of the world economy by establishing a company that could address the latest innovative developments in architecture such as global, interdisciplinary and sustainable design.

Q: Can you describe your customers / what type of customers do you have?
A: Environmentally conscious individuals actively working towards holistic and global approaches in building sustainable communities of the future.

Q: What are some of your “keys to success” in building your customer base?
A: We believe that teamwork and close relations with our clients help us develop ecologically sound, economically viable, and aesthetically pleasing spaces where people can live and work. While tailored to each client’s needs, our research draws inspiration from the styles, technologies, and cultures of many societies, past and present, to produce innovative designs that respect the human and the natural environment.

Q: Is there anything about your business that you feel makes it special?
A: Yes. We strive to preserve the timeless legacy of architecture and design through the restoration of classical and historical buildings. Our residential and commercial projects help fund our non-for-profit agendas such as our participation in the United Nation’s UN Habitat program. Our team includes LEED AP-accredited professionals, AIA member architects, designers, construction managers, and cost estimators from around the world.

Q: Where do you see your business in the next year? In the next five years? In the next ten years?
A: We see our business involved with another UNESCO restoration of a sacred and secular Renaissance building in Venice, Italy, as well as the renovation an Art Deco skyscraper courthouse in New York City, by employing a team of artists, architects and designers towards their realization. During this period we will continue to participate in international competitions and joint ventures. Architectural offices are either small entities or large enterprises in the USA. Therefore we do not plan to increase our size; rather, we plan to expand the geographic areas within which we work to encompass and engage the African and Asian communities that share sustainable design objectives with our own strategic planning.

Margaret Matz

Margaret Matz
President
Milestone Architecture
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