Matt Chambers
Adjunct Professor of Landscape Architecture
Matthew.Chambers@ndsu.edu

 

Courses Taught:

LA 132 - Introduction to Landscape Architecture

LA 231 - Landscape Architectural Graphics

LA 232 - Design Technology

LA 271, 272 - Landscape Architectural Design I & II

LA 371 - Landscape Architectural Design III

ARCH 496 - Barcelona Study Tour

ARCH 496 - Berlin, Stockholm, and Helsinki Study Tour

LA 590 - Introduction to GIS for Landscape Architecture

LA 572 - Landscape Architecture Thesis

 

 

Educational Credentials:

2000 - Bachelor of Science in Environmental Design, Department of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, North Dakota State University

2000 - Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, Department of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, North Dakota State University

2008 - Master of Landscape Architecture, College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

 

Teaching Experience:

Adjunct Professor, North Dakota State University, 2002 - 2004; 2008 - present.

Graduate Instructor, University of Minnesota, 2005 - 2006.

 

Selected Publications and Recent Research:

Co-author: Google Sketchup Workshop: Modeling, Visualizing, and Illustrating.  Focal Press, December 8, 2010. ISBN-10: 0240816277

Technical Reviewer: Google SketchUp for Site Design: A Guide to Modeling Site Plans, Terrain and Architecture, Wiley, August 24, 2009.

Creator and Editor: concept3D Sixty Second Series SketchUp and Google Earth Youtube playlist, http://www.youtube.com/p/FA727FF8F2B1C4A2 , 2009.

“North Dakota native adds fresh dimension to valley flooding” - sandbagging visualization editorial on the Spring 2009 Red River Valley flood, Fargo Forum, Monday, June 8, 2009.

Technical Reviewer: Google SketchUp for Geo-modeling Authorized Training Center (ATC) manual, Google, Inc, 2009.

Graphic Design and Component Authoring of the official Google SketchUp Dynamic Component Self Paced Tutorials, http://sketchup.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=115537 , 2007.

Graphic Design and Component Authoring for Dynamic Component Function Examples, http://sketchup.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=108144 , 2007.

Technical Editor: Dynamic Component User’s Guide, http://sketchup.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=115544 , 2007

Technical Editor: Google SketchUp Essentials 1 Authorized Training Center (ATC) manual, Google, Inc, 2007.

Technical Editor: Google SketchUp Essentials 2 Authorized Training Center (ATC) manual, Google, Inc, 2007.

Technical Editor: Google SketchUp Advanced Authorized Training Center (ATC) manual, Google, Inc, 2007.

Author: Google SketchUp Essentials 2 Advanced Landscape  Authorized Training Center (ATC) manual, Google, Inc, 2007.

Co-author: Google Earth Pro Basics Authorized Training Center (ATC) manual, Google, Inc, 2007.

Broadway Square Design Competition.  Submission with team members Tim Kennedy and Marcus Lund. Fargo, ND. September, 2004.

Nam June Paik Museum Design Competition.  Submission with team members Don Faulkner, Jim Nelson, and Justin Hawley. Providence of Kyonggi, Korea. August, 2003.

International Peace Garden 9-11 Memorial Design Competition. Submission with team member Austin Gietzen. International Peace Garden, ND/Manitoba border.  September, 2002.

 

Experience and Qualifications:

Matt Chambers is a strategist for Aldevron, a Fargo based biotech firm.  At Aldevron, Matt manages marketing and brand identity for the firms various products and services.  Matt is also a project coordinator for Aldevron's renovation of the historic Woodrow Wilson school building located in Fargo's Renaissance Zone.   Matt received bachelor degrees of Environmental Design and Landscape Architecture from NDSU in 2000 and a Master's of Landscape Architecture from the University of Minnesota in 2007.  From 2006 to 2009 Matt worked as an independent consultant of Google Earth Pro and Google SketchUp Pro.  During this time Matt was contracted directly by Google to give over 100 lectures and training seminars on integrating emerging digital media trends with traditional design workflows.  In addition to these events, Matt worked directly with Google engineers beta testing new software features.  Matt has written official ASLA accredited training material for SketchUp and Google Earth, as well as contributed to Google SketchUp Workshop, a recently published book outlining 16 advanced techniques of Google SketchUp.  Matt's work is defined not only by a passion for simplifying complex design problems but by identifying, and teaching others to identify, the workflows best suited for that process.