Matthew Urbanski

Matthew  Urbanski is a partner at MVVA.

Matthew has planned and designed landscapes in the United States, Canada, and France, including waterfronts, parks, college campuses, sculpture gardens, and private gardens. Collaborating with Michael Van Valkenburgh, he was a lead designer at such major urban landscapes as Brooklyn Bridge Park, Segment 5 of Hudson River Park in New York City, Maggie Daley Park in Chicago, Penn Park in Philadelphia, and the Allegheny Riverfront Park in Pittsburgh.

Matthew is an associate professor in practice at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, teaching classes on horticulture, plants, and ecology, as well as studio courses. In frequent lectures at universities, cultural institutions, and other public forums, he talks about the expanding role of landscape architecture in urban design and the emerging recognition of parks as the engines of the livable city.