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Matthew McGinley

Matthew McGinley

Dallas, TX, US

 

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About 

Matthew McGinley, MLA I 979.571.9231 I mattmcginley@hotmail.com


Landscape designer with well-rounded professional experience including two years international design working in Asia. Strong conceptual design, planning and detail oriented professional with extensive presentation experience. Creating spaces that are functional, aesthetic and reflect the history or culture of the region are paramount in his design process.


Qualifications

Large scale planning and design

Graphic presentation

3-dimensional modeling
Geographic Information Systems

Sustainable design

Construction drafting

Communication skills

Project management

Organizational skills


Employment
Apr.11-Apr.12 Ima – Newport Beach, CA (Landscape Designer)
Junior Designer - Led concept designs and imaging for international projects. Coordinated complex projects with internal and external team members. Assisted senior designers on design development. Assisted project teams with final graphic production. Projects included city master planning, urban design, campus design, park planning and tourism.


Sept.09-Apr.11 Earthasia Design Group - Shanghai, China (Landscape Architect)
Junior Designer - Led concept designs and imaging for new projects. Assisted senior designer on design development. Assisted project teams with final graphic production. Projects included large scale high end residential development, city master planning, urban design, park planning and tourism.
International Marketing and Business Development – Led marketing for all new business development and client relations. Led major project presentations to clients and public stakeholders. Expanded market exposure through media events and public engagements.


Oct.08-May.09 White Oak Studio - Houston, TX (Landscape Designer)
Urban Design – Lake Jackson Downtown Revitalization Project: Led drafting production, assisted in streetscape design, created overall project cost estimate, researched historical/architectural relevance of site.
Park Design – Hermann Park Lake Plaza: Assisted in drafting production, designed art installation layout, assisted in construction administration.
Residential Design – Led drafting production for high end residential villas, assisted in construction administration.


Aug.05-Dec.08 Texas A&M University – College Station, TX (Research Assistant)
Thesis Project - Stormwater Management and Park Design Alton, TX: Conceptual and schematic design of sports park and secondary stormwater management zone.
Research Assistant - Researched and compiled all data related to site specific issues of redeveloping industrial sites and park planning for LAND 603 summer design studio.
Teaching assistant for LAND 603 summer design studio. Supervisor: Prof. Thomas Woodfin. Campus Planning - Texas A&M Univ. Galveston, TX: Collaborated on design and expansion of a campus master plan, place making, campus identity and functionality.
Environmental Design - Texas A&M Research Facility, Costa Rica: Analyzed sensitivity form development and created conceptual design of campus. GIS/GPS survey integration, viability analysis, trail system design and assessment of city park system.


Education


Aug.05-Dec.08
Texas A&M University College Station, TX
Major: Landscape Architecture
Degree: Masters of Landscape Architecture
GPA: 3.5/4.0


Aug.01-Dec.03
Duquesne University Pittsburgh, PA
Major: Business Management
Degree: Bachelor of Business Administration
GPA: 3.0/4.0


Aug.99-Apr.01
Robert Morris University Moon Twp, PA
Major: Business Management
Degree: transfer
GPA: 3.8/4.0


Aug.95-May98
Westmoreland County College Youngwood, PA
Major: Fine Arts & Natural Sciences
Degree: Associate of Arts


Software

AutoCAD, Adobe Suite, ArcGIS, Sketchup, V-Ray, Rhino, Microsoft Office, Trimble TotalStation


Associations

USGBC-NCC Planning Committee, Emerging Greenbuilder, National Society of Collegiate Scholars


Awards

Geographic Information Systems Certificate, National Deans List

Employment 

Ima Design Group, Newport Beach, Landscape Designer

Led concept designs and imaging for international projects. Assisted senior designer on design development. Assisted project teams with final graphic production. Projects included city master planning, urban design, campus design, park planning and tourism

Apr 2011 - Mar 2012
 

Earthasia Design Group, Shanghai, CN, Landscape Architect

- Led concept designs and imaging for new projects. Assisted senior designer on design development. Assisted project teams with final graphic production. Projects included large scale high end residential development, city master planning, urban design, park planning/ tourism.

– Led marketing for all new business development and client relations. Led major project presentations to clients and public stakeholders. Expanded market exposure through media events and public engagements

Sep 2009 - Apr 2011
 

White Oak Studio, Houston, TX, US, Landscape Designer

Led drafting production, assisted in streetscape design, created overall project cost estimates, researched historical/architectural relevance of sites, , designed art installation layouts, assisted in construction administration.

Oct 2008 - May 2009
 

Education 

Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, US, Masters, Landscape Architect

Master of Landscape Architecture, Certification in GIS

Sep 2005 - Dec 2008
 

Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA, US, Bachelors, Business Administration

Bachelors of Business Administration

Sep 2002 - Dec 2004
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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