With more than thirty years of experience in the construction industry in a multitude of capacities from project superintendent to chief estimator, Roger Fricke oversees MATT’s preconstruction and virtual construction departments, and he relishes the opportunity to work on and plan highly unique projects. He has worked on projects with such iconic façades as The Broad museum by Diller Scofidio + Renfro and the Petersen Automotive Museum façade, designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox. Currently he is collaborating with Zahner and ZGF Architects on a complex façade as part of MATT Construction’s work on the new Samuel Oschin Air and Space Pavilion at the California Science Center, which will house theSpace Shuttle Endeavor. Roger’s background also includes a vast array of programs, including high rise, large-scale office buildings, LEED Platinum/Net Zero facilities, institutional sites, residential, hospitality, cultural, historic restoration, immersive landscapes and sports facilities.
Roger studied both Electrical Engineering and Building Construction at the University of Washington, during which time he also worked restoring historic homes. He worked his way up through both project management and field supervision, eventually overseeing major projects such as the Rose Garden Arena in Portland, Portland Hilton Executive Tower and Bridgeport Village Life Style Center. For two years Roger joined the client side of construction as the owner’s project manager at the Portland Art Museumfor its “Project for the Millennium.” That experience gave him enormous insight in to the concerns of nonprofit and museum personnel, and he learned how to communicate and be a good partner with such organizations.
Roger’s experience includes working with a diverse array of great architects. At MATT Roger has collaborated with Renzo Piano Building Workshop, Safdie Architects, Richard Meier & Partners Architects, Gehry Partners, Kohn Pederson Fox Associates, ZGF Architects, SPF:a, Gensler, Rios Clementi Hale Studios, Frederick Fisher + Partners Architects and many others.