Matt Williams is an urban planner, landscape designer, drone photographer and videographer based in Detroit, MI.
Matt currently serves as the project manager in the City of Detroit Planning and Development Department. He leads the Warrendale Cody Rouge Strategic Neighborhood Framework plan. He studied at the University of Pennsylvania Wharton’s School Of Business, before working as an assistant buyer and planner at Lord & Taylor Co. in New York.
Passion for community, culture, and gardens led Matt to explore large parks, greenways, urban agriculture, and environmental justice projects from Oakland, CA, through the Midwest, to the South Bronx of New York. He then enrolled at Louisiana State University where he received the degree of Master of Landscape Architecture, and then worked as an instructor in digital media representation for two years.
He also worked as a project manager with the New Orleans Mardi Gras Indian Council, where he helped raise grant funding, built organizational capacity and managed their cultural campus development project. He continues to volunteer as an advisor to the New Orleans Mardi Gras Indian Council as needed.
In 2016, Matt joined the Spackman Mossop Michael landscape architecture firm as a Designer. He relocated to his hometown of Detroit to establish a local headquarters in 2017. His recently completed design work in Detroit include Ella Fitzgerald Park and O’Shea Park.