Matthew Cunningham has quickly established himself in New England's design community as an award-winning landscape architect who derives immeasurable passion from the landscapes of the region and from his rural roots in the verdant, rocky coast of Maine. He combines 25 years of plant expertise with a deep appreciation for local history and traditional Yankee building techniques. Matthew has committed his career to projects that merge excellence in design with ecologically sustainable principles. With each landscape, he seeks to bridge his clients’ indoor and outdoor lifestyles. He is a hands-on professional and works closely with only the finest craftspeople to ensure beautiful and robust landscapes that feel almost instantly contextual, established, and mature.
Matthew holds degrees in landscape architecture from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design (MLA II) and from the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst (BSLA). His distinguished academic record includes Certificates of Honor from the American Society of Landscape Architects at both institutions. Prior to starting his practice in 2004, he worked for the renowned firm Reed Hilderbrand Associates where he contributed to dozens of institutional and residential design projects that have been celebrated nationally.
Matthew's gardens have been widely published in New England Home, Design New England, Architectural Digest, The Designer, Design Bureau, and Garden Design Magazine. His firm was named “Best of Boston Home 2013” by Boston Home Magazine and “Best of Houzz” by Houzz.com for 2013 and 2014. In April of 2013, Matthew was also named a 2013 “Five Under Forty” award winner by New England Home Magazine, the first landscape architect to receive the honor.