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Matthew Evans

Matthew Evans

Raleigh, NC, US

 

About 

I am a graduate student of landscape architecture at North Carolina State University. Throughout graduate school, my interests have been focused primarily on redefining the urban sites through integration of regional landscape systems, site systems, and social equity. I enjoy collaborating with others and believe that successful collaboration is the key to successful projects.

In order to integrate multiple scales and themes into a project, I use many different tools throughout the design process. Sketching, modeling, digital modeling and drawing, diagramming, GIS, and design research are essential to bring multilayered projects together.

I am currently seeking a position at a firm where I can continue to develop my interests, and where I can learn from those I work with.

Employment 

North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, US, Teaching Assistant

I am working with Dr. Nilda Cosco at the Natural Learning Initiative to develop a summer class, "Introduction to Environment and Behavior for Designers". This is my second year as a teaching assistant for Dr. Cosco.

Jan 2012 - current
 

HadenStanziale, Durham, NC, US, intern

My work over the summer and through the fall included developing and revising construction drawings, digital modeling, hand graphics, digital graphics, digital animation, materials research for a LEED platinum project, planting schemes, and some design development. The projects included a university campus, two housing development projects, site design for a non-profit, and a hotel.

May 2011 - Jan 2012
 

John Newman Garden Design, Winston-Salem, NC, US, Designer

John Newman Garden Design designs and builds high-end residential garden projects in Winston-Salem, NC. This small firm borrows much of its design approach and visual vocabulary from Japanese garden design. Since design and installation were integrated, I worked with soil, boulders, plants, pruning (very important), miniaturized landscapes, water features, wood elements, and stone elements.

While the projects were small, they were very detailed and required a high degree of control. Long-term maintenance of these spaces was also considered part of the design, as it took many years for these gardens to mature.

Oct 2004 - Sep 2006
 

Education 

North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, US, Masters, Masters of Landscape Architecture

I am enrolled in a 3-year Master's of Landscape Architecture program and NC State University. The design studio is the core of the educational experience.

The first year and a half focus on the fundamentals of landscape architecture culminating in a design development studio focused on developing construction drawings. The second year and a half focus on the application of theory in a design-build studio, a urban design studio, and a city design studio.

As a supplement to my Master's degree, I am pursuing a certificate in GIS. This is a powerful tool for understanding complex urban landscapes.

I currently hold a 4.0 GPA and have received numerous awards for my work including a National ASLA award of Excellence in Communication, and a NC ASLA award of Honor an Merit (2012) for my graduate work.

Jul 2009 - current
 

University of North Carolina, Winston-Salem, NC, US, Bachelors, Music - violin performance

A conservatory of the performing arts, UNCSA is an small and competitive school. I received both a high-school and a Bachelor's degree here where I studied violin performance. I focused on solo, chamber, and orchestral repertoire. This degree demanded a high degree of personal discipline and a high personal standard of excellence.

Sep 2001 - May 2004
 

Awards 

NC ASLA Award of Honor and Merit (co-winner), 1st Place

This award is given in recognition of the work produced throughout one's graduate school career. Candidates for this award we nominated by faculty and presented their work before a jury representing academics and practitioners in North Carolina.

2011
 

National ASLA Award of Excellence in Communication, 1st Place

This award was given for a student-led group project creating an academic journal featuring peer-reviewed student research from around the country and from various disciplines.

2011
 

Tri-State ASLA Award for Communication, 1st Place

This award was given for a student-led group project creating an academic journal featuring peer-reviewed student research from around the country and from various disciplines.

2011
 

Tri-State ASLA Award, 1st Place

This award was given for a design-build studio project featuring low-impact design and storm water management

2011
 

Excellence in Design, 1st Place

Awarded by the NCSU department of Landscape Architecture each year.

2011
 

Excellence in Design, 1st Place

Awarded by the NCSU department of Landscape Architecture each year.

2011
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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