Matthew Bannister

Matthew Bannister, CEO and founder of DBOX Inc., has spent 17 years building a unique communications agency of brand creators, designers, programmers, directors, and visual thinkers that operate in the fields of property development, architecture, and the arts. DBOX has been the recipient of numerous industry awards and their work is published globally. In 2006, Bannister was named one of the world's top creatives under 40 by Wallpaper* magazine. In 2012 DBOX won an Emmy for their work for Discovery Channel's six-part series Rising: Rebuilding Ground Zero. Recently Bannister has directed films for Frank Gehry, Richard Meier, and Pierro Lissoni.

DBOX maintains studios in New York City, London, Miami, and Taipei.

Bannister earned a bachelor of architecture degree from Cornell University, and a master of architecture degree from Princeton University. He has taught visual communications at the School of Visual Arts, Parsons School of Design, and the Graduate School of Architecture at Princeton University.

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Classes (Selected)

  • ARCH 6509 Special Topics in Visual RepresentationThis course addresses pertinent issues relative to the subject of Visual Representation. The instructor(s) of the course are drawn from the permanent and visiting faculty who may either broadly or narrowly define the course's scope and content. For precise content please see the Architecture Department webpage .

Awards, Grants, and Fellowships (Selected)

Exhibitions and Presentations (Selected)

  • SUPERTALL! (for KPF, SOM), The Skyscraper Museum, New York (2011)
  • "A Place for Everyone," West Kowloon Cultural District (for Foster + Partners): Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Centre (2011)
  • "Architectural Environment for Tomorrow - New Spatial Practices in Architecture and Art" (for Frank Gehry), The Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo (2011)