Matt Arnold


Matt is an Associate at CMG Landscape Architecture. 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.
  • Master of Architecture;  California College of the Arts
  • Central St Martins College, London, England;  Study Abroad Program
  • Bachelor of Art in Specialization Urban Planning;  Concordia University