Midland is an award winning architecture and interior design studio.  We craft spaces that create lasting experiences and reinforce a sense of place.  With projects throughout the United States, including New York, Los Angeles, Pittsburgh, and the rural midwest, we are equally at home in open green spaces and dense urban areas.  

Midland’s work has been featured in Dwell, New York Magazine, GQ, Modern Farmhouse Style Magazine, among others; as well as featured on HGTV’s Restored by the Fords.

Matt Diersen, AIA


While studying at the University of Cincinnati, Matt would regularly engage in the “Pittsburgh is not a Midwestern city” debate, which got him thinking about the question of just where exactly it was. 

The native Pittsburgher returned in 2003, and refined his skills with several leading Pittsburgh firms. His 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 the current revitalization of Pittsburgh's city neighborhoods, notably Downtown, East Liberty, and Lawrenceville. 

He enjoys applying his problem-solving designer's eye and experience to difficult construction details, onerous existing structures, and challenging building code compliance. Solving easy problems is far less rewarding. 

He lives in the neighborhood of Morningside in Pittsburgh. 

Greg Dutton


Raised in the construction industry, Greg went on to study architecture at Miami University.  It was through his participation in the school's Over-the-Rhine Design-Build Program - a studio devoted to renovating structures in blighted communities - that he fostered his love for participating in all phases of the building process.  It's a practice that he has carried into his professional career; serving as designer, developer, and contractor on projects throughout Western Pennsylvania and Eastern Ohio.  What he enjoys most is taking a project from the early beginning stages of napkin sketches and inspiration photos and developing it along all points to construction completion.

His professional experience spans residential and commercial projects in both rural communities and urban neighborhoods.  Having grown up on a farm, and having spent his adult life living in cities, Greg seeks out working in both contexts.  

He lives in the neighborhood of Olde Towne East in Columbus.