Laurie Matthews BA '92

Laurie Matthews


Laurie Matthews BA ’92 lived and worked in Italy and England in 2022, researching historic landscapes in both countries. While overseas, she continued her role as director of preservation planning and design for MIG, where she leads the firm’s Cultural Places Studio. Through that work, she consults with the National Park Service on the design and management of the cultural landscapes under their stewardship. Matthews also teaches about historic and cultural landscapes at the University of Oregon’s School of Architecture & Environment. In 2023, she was elevated to the Council of Fellows of the American Society of Landscape Architects.


Laurie Matthews BA ’92 recently completed a cross-country road trip on Route 20, which links Newport, Oregon, to Boston. The 11-day trip included a stop in Yellowstone National Park and some off-the-beaten-track places in Nebraska to dip her toes in creeks (thanks to a fellow L&C graduate). The trip ended in Kenmore Square near Fenway Park and her former home.