Matthew Makes

Turner, Vice President | Chicago, United States


All of Matt’s 20+ years in the design and construction industry have been with Turner, and he has split his time roughly 50 / 50 between work in the United States and abroad (Connecticut, Dubai, New York, Kuala Lumpur, and most recently, Chicago). Geography notwithstanding, Matt’s company experience centers around general and department leadership and overseeing high-rise, mixed-use projects worldwide.

After graduating from the College of Architecture, Art, and Planning at Cornell University, Matt progressed through various operational and field assignments in Turner’s Connecticut office. With a growing passion for urban planning and tall buildings, Matt applied for and was accepted as a project manager / superintendent on Turner’s construction management team on the Burj Khalifa, now the world’s tallest building.

After five years in Dubai, Matt returned to the USA, completing…

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Matthew Makes


Awards Construction Jury (Chair 2022)