Matthew S. Hallett
Matthew S. Hallett is a design manager, preservation advocate, and founder of HALLETT & Co., a full service design management firm based in Savannah, Georgia. His work began in the year 2000 with a row of three condemned townhouses and has grown to amass residential, commercial, and cultural projects throughout the greater Southeast.
Specializing in independent client representation, HALLETT & Co. provides end to end management of new builds and restoration projects starting at pre-purchase consultation through build to furnishings and art procurement. The firm manages all aspects of the physical environment, and strongly believes in the individual and societal impact of thoughtful design. Matthew’s work has been featured in Remodeling Magazine, Savannah Magazine, South Magazine, and on Good Morning America.
The restoration and remodel of The Fairfax Residence, a 1950s mid-century modern home, won the 2019 Historic Preservation Award from the Historic Savannah Foundation.
From 2010-2018, Hallett was the Co-Owner and Lead Designer of Ellsworth-Hallett Home Professionals, a design-build firm based in the Southeast. Predominately working within historic districts, the firm regularly received recognition for innovative, adaptive reuse builds. Most notably, the restoration of a dilapidated 1925 Standard Oil Company gas station was awarded the 2015 Historic Preservation Award from the Historic Savannah Foundation.
A Maine native, Matthew studied architecture and furniture design at the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), is a graduate of Leadership Savannah Class of 2018-2019, and is a board member of both the Savannah Downtown Neighborhood Association and the Savannah Tree Foundation. He previously served on the Historic Savannah Foundation - Education Committee, and led the Local Host Committee in bringing the Congress for New Urbanism to Savannah in May 2018.