Matthew H. Kragh
Matthew Kragh, AIA is an architect who holds licenses in Florida, Massachusetts, Illinois, North Carolina, South Carolina and Colorado. Matthew is a proven industry and community leader in his profession. Matthew’s gift and passion for design was initially fostered by his parents and his great grandmother who paid for early childhood art lessons because she saw a talent and a drive to design.
Upon completion of high school and a childhood in the middle of Indiana, Matthew followed his passion to become an NCAA springboard and platform diver for Western Kentucky University. It was there, while studying at WKU where Matthew learned the initial discipline of architecture and drafting. Upon graduation, Matthew attended the school of Modern Architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology founded by famed Architect Mies Van Der Rohe. Upon completion of his graduate studies, Matthew enhanced his skills while working under the guidance of Helmut Jahn in Chicago where Matthew was exposed to projects throughout the world.
In 1997, Matthew relocated to Naples, Florida. From there, Matthew became a licenses architect and worked on many iconic structures in downtown Naples. In 2009, being a product of the recession, Matthew launched his own firm and branded MHK.
Matthew has been awarded many architectural awards including many design and honor awards from the American Institute of Architects, AIA’s Firm of the year, the AIA President’s Award, as well as the W.R. Frizell Medal of Honor which is the highest honor that can be bestowed to an architect from the American Institute of Architect’s Florida Southwest Chapter.
Matthew is married to his lovely wife Trista Sue Kragh and has two children, their son Maverick (6) and daughter Shiloh (3). They currently reside and are headquartered out of Naples and work out of the Highlands South Carolina and Aspen offices in the summer months.