Midpoint Architects is a full-service architecture studio located in Pittsburgh’s Highland Park neighborhood. Building upon over twenty years of regional experience, including a decade as the Pittsburgh office of Midland Architecture, our practice ranges from residential additions, renovations, and new construction to multi-unit residential, office, retail, and institutional design and consulting, serving clients throughout Pennsylvania, Ohio, and the region. 

Midpoint is founded on the principle that thoughtful, even provocative design, respectful collaboration with those who build, knowledge of contemporary trends in construction, and relationship-based experience navigating building codes and zoning regulations need not be mutually exclusive skill sets. Each should be brought to bear on every project, for every client. We believe that “generalist,” is not a bad word in a field as complex and varied as architecture. 


Matt Diersen has worked with several noteworthy local and national firms. He has nearly 25 years of experience, fifteen as a licensed professional, and ten as an owner and principal of his own practice. 

A native Pittsburgher, Matt returned to the city in 2003 after studying at the University of Cincinnati, where the university’s co-operative education program afforded him professional experience in Chicago, Cincinnati, Boston, and Louisville, Kentucky. Matt’s professional experience ranges from small renovations and additions, to homes, offices, restaurants, retail spaces, and multi-unit residential, both adaptive reuse and new construction.  He is especially proud of the work he’s been able to contribute to Pittsburgh’s city neighborhoods, notably Downtown, East Liberty, and Lawrenceville, and excited to be working more and more in the city’s suburbs. He enjoys applying his problem-solving designer’s eye and experience to difficult construction details, onerous existing structures, and challenging building code compliance.