Matthew Gindlesperger is an architectural and landscape designer. He holds a Master in Landscape Architecture from the Harvard Graduate School of Design (MLA I AP ‘16); Matthew holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Penn State (BArch ‘10).
Matthew’s academic and professional pursuits explore the intersections, dependecies, and influences between architecture and landscape, drawing from his upbringing in Pennsylvania’s Appalachian range, his residence in New York City, and his travel and study opportunities.
While at the GSD, Matthew had the opportunity to train with many leading design figures. With Martha Schwartz, he explored the influence of the automobile on the construction and growth of urban centers through the study and intervention of Moscow’s MKAD Ring Road. Abroad in Rotterdam with Rem Koolhaas, Matthew studied the occupation of the ground section in the countryside, framing CERN as a scientific city-state and cataloguing the use of the ground as a tool for the advancement of nuclear arsenals.
Following the GSD, Matthew worked as a member of the senior design staff at Hargreaves Associates in New York City. In this position, he has collaborated with SOM for a new development in Mexico City and with Diller Scofidio + Renfro for Juilliard’s Tianjin Campus.
During his initial tenure in New York City, Matthew collaborated on numerous projects of varied scales with James Wines and SITE. Completed constructions include the Denny’s Flagship (Las Vegas) which boasts a sculptural building envelope, custom-fabricated by world-renowned metal fabricators, Zahner, and multiple iterations of Shake Shack. Matthew exhibited his work with James Wines and SITE at the City College of New York’s “A Line Around an Idea” exhibition in 2013. His work with SITE has been featured in Interior Design Magazine, The Huffington Post, Smithsonian Magazine, The Boston Globe, The Las Vegas Review-Journal, and Eater.
Matthew collaborated with New York City marketing expert, the Michael Alan Group, on several experiential designs; he also provided design services redesigning their existing office space. Additionally, Matthew has worked with RTKL’s Planning and Urban Design Studio in Washington DC, assisting in the development of new urban centers throughout the Middle East and Northern Africa.