Matthew Smith

Senior Project Manager


About Matthew

Matt joined the Lerch Bates’ team with 14 years of forensic, building envelope, and architectural design experience. As a seasoned forensic architect and project manager, he has performed hundreds of forensic evaluations of varying building types throughout the country and presented continuing education on topics such as construction defects, veneer failures, and window flashing systems.

Notable projects include the evaluation of university buildings due to construction defects, rehabilitation of defective multi-family roofing systems, code upgrade reviews for fire damaged facilities, and storm damage assessment of condominiums and office buildings via swing stage.

In his free time, Matt enjoys spending time with his wife and boys, traveling, live music, bay fishing along the Texas coast, and grilling in the backyard.

Areas of Expertise

  • Window Flashing Systems
  • Curtainwall and Storefront Systems
  • Stucco, EIFS, and Masonry Veneers
  • Commercial Roofing Systems
  • Quality Assurance Observations
  • Water Intrusion Assessment
  • Water Infiltration/Destructive Testing
  • Building Codes/Accessibility Standards
  • Architectural Design & Detailing

Registrations & Certifications

  • Registered Architect: AL, AR, AZ, CO, FL, GA, KY, LA, MA, MO, MS, NJ, NM, NY, OK, and TX
  • National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB)
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)


  • Texas Tech University B.S. Architecture, 2005
  • Texas Tech University Master of Architecture, 2006

Office Location

Dallas, TX