Matthew has a background in landscape architecture and fine arts. He brings over 15 years of urban design and planning experience to the project team. He has worked on a broad range of projects, from large scale master planning to smaller scale detailed site designs, working locally, nationally, and internationally.
Prior to joining DIALOG, Matthew was a Principal with Phillips Farevaag Smallenberg where he worked as a Senior Landscape Architect. There he led the designs on a number of projects, such as the TELUS World of Science Outdoor Science Park, the Oakridge Mall Redevelopment and numerous UBC campus improvements projects.
Since joining DIALOG in 2013, Matthew has been an integral part of our urban design project teams. Some of his most recent projects are the Tofino Main Street Concept Design, the UBC Bus Transit Hub and Student Housing Design, the Railyards Residential Development in Victoria and the Seaspan Headquarters Redevelopment in North Vancouver.
Matthew continues to cultivate his graphic sensibility along with his interest and knowledge in urban and environmental design which contributes greatly to each of his projects. He holds particular value to responsive design processes, and regularly engages the public and stakeholder groups at the early stages of a project, recognizing the importance of context and the community needs and values in shaping the design thereby creating a richer sense of place.
Matthew is the former Chair of The City of Richmond Urban Design Panel and involves himself in a number of community based design initiatives, such as Viva Vancouver and Parkit Surrey. Matthew is also part of a two-member design-build team that has recently won a number of public art commissions within the Lower Mainland.