Matt is an Associate at CMG Landscape Architecture with eight years of experience. Matt’s focus on marginalized urban environments and the study of how public space can be multifunctional and all-inclusive, stems from his childhood interacting within the urban-set public realm of Montreal, Canada.
His ongoing work with the City of San Jose Office of Economic Development on Park Avenue — an extended pedestrian experience through downtown San Jose — includes creating design guidelines for a new garden street experience. Matt is also instrumental in the development of the Downtown San Jose Street Life Plan, working closely with the Property-Based Improvement District (PBID) to establish a vision, identify initiatives, and develop an array of projects that serve as the blueprint for an improved street life in San Jose. Additionally, his work on St. James Park — a design competition-turned project — was critical in envisioning the much-needed revitalization of a historical San Jose park in honor of its 150th anniversary. Matt’s effective collaboration with clients and the public has contributed to the overall successes of his projects and the communities they serve.
Matt uses his passion as a skateboarder and deep knowledge and appreciation for urban design to further enhance the urban experience. He holds a Master of Architecture from California College of Arts, San Francisco and Bachelor of Arts in Specialization of Urban Planning from Concordia University. He has presented nationally and internationally from Princeton University to the University of Tokyo.
Nomination for California College of the Arts, Architecture Jury Prize
Hazelden Tribeca 12 Design Competition, Finalist
Situated in a rapidly evolving and liminal landscape, Meta Headquarters is a new contemporary workplace highlighting the importance of nature, culture, and place – bringing all aspects together to form a place for business. Over the last decade, the campus has evolved into a complex mosaic of social spaces, ecology, and infrastructure.
St. James Park
St. James Park transforms an existing city park into a world-class urban square that accommodates and supports a wide variety of interests and activities. This public open space unifies the future with the past and creates a destination at the center of a city – positioning itself for the future.
Willie “Woo Woo” Wong Playground
Willie ‘Woo Woo’ Wong Playground is one of Chinatown’s few historic, significant outdoor spaces. As the only park in the neighborhood for active outdoor recreation, it is used by Chinatown residents of all ages. As one of the nation’s most densely populated urban areas, this renovation of an historical public open space is immensely important.
Yerba Buena Community Design
The Yerba Buena Community Design Initiative began as a Street Life Plan – proposing 36 community-vetted projects for the district, including redesigned alleys, public art, sidewalk improvements, and new public spaces in San Francisco’s downtown district, such as the Moscone Center Expansion project.