Roland Karthaus co-founded Matter Architecture with Jonathan McDowell in 2016. The practice is working on a wide range of projects including masterplanning, housing, education, commercial and bridge projects and is committed to creating places and buildings that improve people's lives through the energetic pursuit of excellent design.
Previously, Roland was Programme Leader for the Professional Part 2 Architecture course at the University of East London (UEL), where he continues to teach and research. He was project Architect and Associate at several leading London practices including Squire and Partners, Andrew Wright Associates and McDowell+Benedetti.
In 2017, working with the Ministry of Justice and funded by Innovate UK Roland led the Wellbeing in Prison Design project that won the RIBA president’s award for research in ethics and sustainable development. He is currently leading an Innovate UK research project to develop a new model for intergenerational housing.