History

Pre-Hufft Projects
  • May 2000 – Matthew is the first student from the University of Kansas to win the acclaimed S.O.M. traveling fellowship and graduates at the top of his class.
  • January 2001 – Matthew returns from an inspirational journey that started in Japan and ended in Indonesia.
  • May 2003 – Matthew graduates from Columbia University at the top of his class and takes an international focus as a project manager at Bernard Tschumi Architects.
  • June 2003 – Clayton Vogel moves to New York to do exhibition design at the Asia Society and Museum.
  • February 2004 – The Line House is completed – Matthew’s first commission.

2005
  • February – Hufft Projects formally begins.

2006
  • May – The first employee is hired!
  • June – Hufft Projects opens its Kansas City studio in Matthew and Jesse’s basement.
  • September – “The Residence” in Springfield, Missouri is completed and wins a prestigious AIA Award.

2007
  • April – Studio relocates into the current Westport Location – a century old horse stable.
  • June – Clayton Vogel joins Hufft Projects full-time, as the sole employee of the New York office.
  • September – Green Circle is the first Shopping Center to receive LEED Platinum certification in the US.
  • October – Kimball Hales joins Hufft Projects as Managing Director of Architecture.
2008
  • July – Matthew is featured in Esquire Magazine as a “Rising Star Architect”.
  • March – The Line House is one of the first pieces of architecture to be featured in Bon Appetit.
  • November – Hufft Projects begins a small metal fabrication studio, manned by one craftsman.

2009
  • June – Hufft Projects expands into 4,000 sq. ft. warehouse, doubling fabrication capabilities by adding a wood studio and a CNC router.
  • July – The “Curved House” wins several national and local AIA awards.
  • September – The “Shed,” the first pre-fab structure, is completed and wins two AIA awards.

2010
  • June – Interior Design magazine names Matthew Hufft the only “Young Gun” of Architecture in the US.
  • August – A ‘Handcrafted Modern’ furniture company called Edwin Blue launches receiving national acclaim.
  • August – Edwin Blue gets receives first press coverage in the LA Times.
  • September – Edwin Blue exhibits to the trade at the International Casual Furniture Market in Chicago.

2011
  • June – The Show House, our first residential showcase, is complete.
2012
  • October – Hufft Projects is named AIA Kansas City Firm of the Year.

2013
  • December – Hufft Projects moves to a new studio at 3612 Karnes Boulevard. The renovation of a 1940s grocery warehouse brings wood studio, metal studio and design studio together on one floor, in one room, separated only by glass walls.