Man in glasses smiling at cameraMELBOURNE, FLA. June 7, 2023 – BRPH, a nationally ranked architecture, engineering and construction firm headquartered in Melbourne, Fla., recently welcomed Matthew Flores as its regional design and creativity leader.

In this new role, Flores is responsible for fostering a culture of design excellence at the firm, taking a big picture look at design processes and capabilities across all facets of the business and creating a framework for successful design in all areas. He will work across all markets—aerospace, defense, manufacturing, commercial, education, entertainment and hospitality—and partner with the firm’s national practice leaders to expand the design skills of BRPH’s architects, engineers and interior designers. He will work alongside clients to cast a vision and develop concepts through an iterative design process, overseeing projects through completion to successfully execute client goals.

Prior to joining BRPH, Flores spent 11 years at Gresham Smith in Nashville, Tenn., where he served as a studio design leader  primarily serving the health care market, working on projects for largescale health providers including University of Florida Health, Tallahassee Memorial Health and Baptist Health Care facilities across Florida. This unique, patient-driven design philosophy, combined with his 20-year background in art and design, provides Flores a unique perspective focused on creative, guest-centered and hospitality-driven architectural and design solutions. He also aims to bring a new approach to the firm’s sustainable design practices, with an emphasis on adaptable, growth-oriented spaces.

“I’m thrilled to join the talented team of architects, designers and engineers at BRPH to elevate the design culture at the firm,” said Flores. “Coming from the health care industry, I’ve seen the difference that a truly holistic and empathetic design approach can make and how this practice can successfully translate to any space that’s designed for guests, visitors or employees, whether it’s a hotel, an office building or a manufacturing facility.”

Last fall, BRPH announced its plans to elevate the firm’s design culture, beginning with the hire of Cristi Moore, formerly of Gensler, as its new national practice leader for interior design. Cristi has since appointed three new interior design studio leaders for the firm’s Orlando, Atlanta and Charleston, South Carolina, offices. The addition of Flores as regional design and creativity leader further reinforces the firm’s commitment to broadening its long history of technical excellence with a commitment to design.

“Matthew brings a wealth of experience in holistic, user-centered design and is a master at working with clients to help them bring their architectural visions to life,” said president of architecture and engineering, Raul E. Aviles Jr. “We are eager to have him on the BRPH team where he will further enhance our design process, develop our team members and work with clients across all markets.”

Flores is a registered architect with the American Institute of Architects (AIA). He earned a Master of Architecture from the University of Florida and a Bachelor of Arts in Art Education at Carson-Newman University in Tennessee.

ABOUT BRPH – BRPH is a technically focused, creative AEC firm dedicated to solving clients’ most challenging problems through architecture, engineering, design, interior design, construction and mission solutions. The firm partners with mission-driven clients in the aerospace, defense, manufacturing, commercial, education, entertainment and hospitality markets to identify gaps in their program delivery, then plans, designs, manages and constructs facilities and solutions that get the job done – beautifully and intelligently. Founded in 1964 to support America’s space program, BRPH is consistently ranked among the nation’s top firms and has completed a wide range of projects across the United States and throughout the world. Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, BRPH operates regional offices in Orlando; South Florida; Atlanta; Charleston, South Carolina; Huntsville, Alabama; Seattle; Phoenix; and Palmdale, California. For more information, visit