Matthew Wolpe

Matthew WolpeEducation

B.A., The Evergreen State College, 2005


Just Fine Design Build



Biographical Note

Matthew Wolpe is the co-owner of Just Fine Design/Build, a studio that produces original handmade furniture and small structures. In 2010, Matthew and his partner, Kevin McElroy, designed a chicken coop called “Chick in a Box” that went on to win an Editor’s Choice award for design at the Bay Area Maker Faire and was featured on the Make Magazine blog, the Farmhouse Modern blog, and the Treehugger blog. Matthew also is a Senior Mechanician for Furniture and Carpentry at the University of California Berkeley's College of Environmental Design and teaches woodworking at The Crucible, a non-profit arts school in Oakland, CA. Matthew built and lives in a 120-square-foot tiny house in Oakland.

Reinventing the Chicken CoopPublication Type


Latest Publication Title

Reinventing the Chicken Coop

How did Evergreen help you in your career?

The self direction and nuanced thinking that Evergreen impressed upon me has guided me to an unconventional and extremely fulfilling life.