MLZDESIGN was established in 2007 by Matt Zambelli. The design studio consults on projects related to the disciplines of contemporary landscape architecture, architecture, urban design, public art and design computation. This interdisciplinary approach recognizes that all design projects are elements of complex systems which comprise the built environment. MLZDESIGN believes that these systems can be modeled to both inform and validate design decisions. The studio accomplishes this by utilizing technological tools developed for the allied fields of geography, ecology, architecture, industrial design, and media arts. The resultant design process develops environmentally sensitive solutions that operate at the intersection of art, technology, and function.
MLZDESIGN provides services in the realms of:
- Conceptual, schematic, and detailed design for site architecture, landscape architecture, and planning projects
- Demographic, environmental, and urban geographical analysis
- 3D modeling and visualization
- 3D modeling and consultation for digital fabrication
- Robotic sensing and interaction
- Green Infrastructure Monitoring and Reporting
- Landscape Parametrics and Scripting
- Product Design
- CNC Prototyping and Fabrication
Matt Zambelli is a Landscape Architect and designer based out of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Matt holds a Bachelors of Landscape Architecture from the Pennsylvania State University and studied Urban Design at the Pantheon Institute in Rome, Italy. While studying at PSU he held research assistant positions in the areas of real-time geographical information modeling, 3D immersive environment technology, and interoperable digital design. His interest in design technology also transcended the virtual world with training in CNC based digital fabrication. Other collegiate merits include invitations to interdisciplinary architecture and architectural engineering studios and a Design Honors Award in the Portland Metro Integrating Habitats International Design Competition.
Matt has worked professionally for landscape architecture firms in Naples, Toronto, and Pittsburgh. His professional work has included resort design, urban design, community planning, green infrastructure, industrial design and digital design. He has served as a guest juror for urban design studios at Carnegie Mellon University, West Virginia University, and the Pennsylvania State University. He has also conducted digital design and fabrication seminars at the University of Toronto and served as a visiting professor at Pennsylvania State University teaching a design build studio with a concentration on digital design and fabrication. His consultant work under MLZDESIGN includes commissions in the areas of urban design, stormwater infrastructure, urban sensing and digital visualization. The work of MLZDESIGN has recently been honored as one of “the most innovative digital practices in landscape design” and is featured “Digital Landscape Architecture Now” by Nadia Amoroso.
Matt Zambelli, PLA