Matt Edwards

University of Texas at Austin, BA


LEED Accredited Professional

International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM) – Performing Arts Managers Conference (PAMC)

Matt Edwards

Senior VP & Project Executive

Mr. Edwards’s scope of responsibilities includes strategic planning, feasibility and programming, budget and schedule management, project team problem solving, contract review and negotiation, oversee design phases, and monitor construction progress. With over 15 years of real estate and development experience, Mr. Edwards is Garfield’s most experienced project executive in performing arts centers, theaters, and cultural venues. His expertise is working with non-profit organizations and public/private developments focused on multi-purpose venues and culturally significant projects representing over $2 billion in development costs.

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  • Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts Stage II – 137,000-SF multi-form, acoustic theatre with 1700-seat main hall in Orlando, FL
  • Tobin Center for the Performing Arts – 179,000-SF historic revitalization to a 1,750-seat theater + outdoor event space in San Antonio, TX
  • Smith Center for Performing Arts – 300,000-SF multi-venue performing arts center with 2,050-seat main hall in Las Vegas, NV
  • TCU School of Music – 60,000-SF 700-seat concert hall + music center with rehearsal, instruction and practice space in Fort Worth, TX
  • Smart Financial Centre – 200,000-SF performing arts facility with 6,500-seat venue in Sugar Land, TX
  • Kings Theatre – 102,000-SF renovation of a historic 3,600-seat theatre in Brooklyn, NY
  • Carpenter Theatre – 179,000-SF renovation of a historic 2,000-seat theatre in Richmond, VA
  • The DoSeum – 70,000-SF new children's museum with interior and exterior exhibit space in San Antonio, TX
  • The Discovery Children's Museum – 58,000-SF museum located at The Smith Center campus in Las Vegas, NV
  • Symphony Park – two-acre outdoor amphitheater park with art installations in Las Vegas, NV
  • San Antonio Museum of Art (SAMA) – renovation of Auditorium and East Tower plus a new central utility plant in San Antonio, TX
  • Rothko Chapel (Phase I) – restoration of skylight, new lighting design, foyer reconfiguration, campus expansion with new visitor welcome house, and new energy facility in Houston, TX