25 May Matt Rome Selected to 2021 CityBusiness Excellence in Construction & Real Estate Class
AOS is thrilled to share that Matt Rome has been selected to the 2021 New Orleans CityBusiness Excellence in Construction & Real Estate Class, which recognizes professionals who have led the way in the areas of investment, jobs created and potential impact in the New Orleans area.
Matt Rome builds better every day by operating as a key design-assist Project Manager/Architect on our Manufactured Interior Construction team and is an integral member in revolutionizing the construction industry across the Gulf South region. With over 11 years of industry experience and 6 years at AOS, Matt has managed over 200+ projects ranging in Education, Healthcare, Industrial and Corporate Environments. His most notable recent projects include the renovation of touchdown stations in the New Orleans Convention Center, a replacement Library for St. Joseph’s Abbey after a flood, and a new office build out for First Guaranty Bank.
Matt is a champion with our clients and his team members when it comes to the use of responsible materials, waste production and energy savings. He taps into his education as an architect and passion for the built environment to encourage smarter, more sustainable choices, making him an active leader for positive change in our region. In St. Joseph’s Rouquette Library alone, he guided the client towards significant sustainability goals. He saved 905 lbs of drywall waste from entering the landfill, and 10 lbs of paint-based VOCs and 1.5 lbs of drywall tape were prevented from off-gassing. In addition, 98% of the DIRTT millwork and 36% of the walls were made from recycled content while the insulation was made from 905+ lbs of recycled denim jeans. Plus, the project used 53% less CO2e than conventional fiberglass!
Matt has the innate ability to connect and communicate effectively with all stakeholders on a project, from the CEO to the electrician in the field. Not only does he not shy away from a challenge, but he also embraces the opportunity to problem solve and collaborate with team members to deliver the best solution. His passion for project execution is contagious when he talks about his work, and his attention to detail is one of the first things noted by his clients.
Congratulations to the entire 2021 class! AOS is honored to work with so many exceptional partners and clients who are committed to improving the industry and give us opportunities to work on such outstanding projects. Click here to view the full list of honorees.