Congratulations to Matt Kinsey who is a finalist in the Interior Awards' Emerging Designer category! As a specialised interior designer he is passionate about creating internal environments which promote health and well-being for building occupants and, of course, great aesthetical design.

Matt has worked on a number of award-winning designs including S&T's 6 Star Green Star Design Studio (which was the overall winner in the Interior Awards in 2012) and MPI's Multipurpose Building in Wallaceville. He also led the recently completed office fitout for Microsoft in Wellington.

He is also a very keen sustainable designer and is a Green Star Accredited Professional. and this interest has taken him down an unexpected path to the large-scale installation of photovoltaic’s in remote countries in the world. Matt is currently the architectural design lead of the New Zealand-based design team (with Keith Johnston and Michael Warwick of S&T Engineers) installing 1 Mega Watt photovoltaic arrays in Bamyan, Afghanistan.