Matthew Kirkwood

Associate Professor for Landscape Architecture

Phone: 701-730-0955


B.S. Environmental Design, Ball State University, 1989

B.L.A. Landscape Architecture, Ball State University, 1989

M.Des., Landscape Architecture, Harvard Graduate School of Design, 1993

Ph.D. ABD, Landscape Ecology, Oklahoma State University

Research and Interest:

Matthew has been practicing Landscape Architecture for 30 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.


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 North Dakota
  • 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:
  • Department Chair, North Dakota State University, 2020-current
  • Program Chair and Associate Professor, North Dakota State University, 2013-2020
  • 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
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