Suzanne Mathew is a landscape designer with a background in both architecture and landscape architecture. Through her work in both teaching and professional practice, she has framed a series of research threads that mine the potential of multi-disciplinary practice. These research themes range from investigating models of hybridized and adaptive
infrastructures as regenerative tools in declining cities to exploring new methods for visualizing dynamic phenomena that transgress the boundaries between architectural and landscape space. Mathew’s work seeks to expand the cultural and architectural parameters for human environments and to create built environments that don’t simply persist but respond to change with agility.
Mathew graduated from the University of Virginia with Master’s degrees in Architecture and Landscape Architecture. She has been the recipient of a number of awards, including the Stanley and Helen Abbot Award for Excellence in Landscape Design, the ASLA Student Honor Award in General Design, the Ken Roberts Memorial Award for Excellence in Hand Delineation, the AIA DC Washington UnBuilt Honor Award and a Carlo Peliccia Travel Fellowship. In addition to teaching at RISD, she has taught at the University of Virginia and the Boston Architectural College, and she has worked at Landworks Studio in Boston, managing projects in locations ranging from Cambridge, MA to Nanjing, China.
- MARCH, University of Virginia
- MLA, University of Virginia
- BA, Williams College
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