'Gentleman' builder Paul Matt dies at 85 – Los Angeles Times

Paul Matt, a veteran Southern California builder and longtime Newport Seashore resident, has died. He was 85.

Matt, co-founding father of Santa Fe Springs-based mostly MATT Development, had put his thumbprint on iconic Southern California buildings from the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla and the Crystal Cathedral in Backyard Grove, to the Petersen Automotive Museum and Los Angeles County Museum of Art Resnick Pavilion, to the Hollywood Bowl and Wilshire Boulevard Temple restorations.

Matt died June 30 at Hoag Hospital of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, surrounded by household. He had lived in Newport Seashore for greater than 45 years.

Architect Michael Palladino labored with Matt on plenty of tasks, together with the Crystal Cathedral and the Gagosian Gallery in Beverly Hills. He mentioned Matt introduced a “gentleman’s strategy” to constructing.

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'Gentleman' builder Paul Matt dies at 85 - Los Angeles Times