Professional Profile: Matthew O’Brien 2019

Matthew O’Brien

Name: Matthew O’Brien

Title: Partner

Company: R.E. Dinneen Architects & Planners, Inc.

Location: 123 North Washington St., Boston, MA 02114 

Birthplace: Bristol, Conn.

Family:  Married to Susan O’Brien and have two young boys, Samuel and Benjamin.

College: Vermont Technical College and The Boston Architectural College

First job unrelated to your current field: Auto detailer at Mitchell Pontiac in Simsbury, CT.

First job in current field: Construction laborer with Tyson Building Corp.

What your firm does now and its plans for the future?: Specializing in professional architectural service for the life science, academic, and corporate communities, our focus now and in the future is to be a partners in our clients’ success through the disciplined and creative application of our vast experience in that create projects of lasting value.

Hobbies: Fabricating and driving race cars, traveling, carpentry

Favorite novel: “Wicked Fast”

Favorite film: “The Shawshank Redemption”

Keys to success: Hard work and dedication

Person(s) you most admire (outside of family): Robert Johnston

If you had to choose a different profession, what would it be?: Automotive restoration