Matthew Kirkwood
Associate Professor / Program Director for Landscape Architecture
Phone: 701-231-5790

Research and Interest:

Matthew has been a practicing Landscape Architect for 23 years. He has work for multi-disciplinary firms. He has his own practice and remains current with professional projects. Throughout his professional career he has brought that knowledge and skill into the classroom. He has taught various levels of design courses as well as construction and lecture courses.

Educational Credentials:

B.S. Environmental Design, Ball State University, 1989
B.L.A. Landscape Architecture, Ball State University, 1989
M.Des., Landscape Architecture, Harvard University, 1993
Ph.D. ABD, Landscape Ecology, Oklahoma State University

Selected Publications and Recent Research:

Benesse Healing Garden and Park, Shelbyville IN (Outstanding Concrete Achievement Award, IRMCA)
Indianapolis Motor Speedway plaza


Registered Landscape Architect, State of Indiana 1990-present (#LA80900012)
Registered Landscape Architect, State of Massachusetts 1993-2000
Registered Landscape Architect, State of Oklahoma 1997-2005

Professional Memberships:

American Society of Landscape Architects 1985-present
AZA 2012-present

Teaching Experience:

Program Chair and Associate Professor, North Dakota State University, 2013-present
Associate Professor, Chatham University 2012
Assistant Professor, Purdue University 2003-2011
Associate Professor, Oklahoma State University 2001-2003
Assistant Professor, Oklahoma State University 1997-2001