Matt Plecity-School of Architecture - Carnegie Mellon University

Matt Plecity

RLA, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Architecture



Matthew Plecity, RLA, has practiced architecture since 2004 and landscape architecture since 1998.  He holds a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from Virginia Tech and a Master of Architecture also from Virginia Tech. He has a diverse background in building with architectural project experience in cultural, institutional, corporate office, university research buildings, and innovative computer software facilities.  His landscape architectural work has varied in scale and program from intimate residential gardens to urban and campus master planning.

Matthew has been employed by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson Architects in Pittsburgh since 2004.  Prior to his graduate studies, he was employed as a landscape architect by the OLIN Studio in Philadelphia from 1999 to 2001. During Matthew's tenure at Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, he has participated in all phases of design and construction for an array of projects.  These include the ongoing Environmental Center at Frick Park in Pittsburgh, which is seeking LEED Platinum certification and is attempting to be a net zero energy facility. While at Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, he has managed the design and coordination of two 100,000sf facilities on the historic campus grounds of the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia. He was also the project designer at the Scripps Research Institute in Jupiter, Florida where he executed the design, detailing, and construction administration of the public spaces, offices, and research labs.  He was part of the design team for the University of California Riverside Material Science and Engineering Building in Riverside, California where he led the design and detailing of large auditorium spaces and coordinated the landscape architecture and civil engineering. While working with the OLIN Studio Matthew was a project landscape architect and his work included the design and detailing of the Beringer Vineyards grounds in St. Helena, California, and he participated in the Master Plan for the University of Pennsylvania. 

Matthew has been part of the faculty of the Carnegie Mellon University School of Architecture since 2005 teaching in both the third and first year programs and serving on the admissions committee in 2008.  He has served as a guest critic at the University of Virginia, Virginia Tech, and the University of Pittsburgh. 


Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, Virginia Tech 1998, with honors

Master of Architecture, Virginia Tech 2004, with honors


ITE and PLS Buildings at University of Virginia, MBIO and Drug Discovery Buildings and Scripps Research Inst. Florida, Material Sciences Engineering Building, University of California - Riverside.

Curriculum Vitae

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