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Matt York joins Arcadia Melbourne as Principal 

Arcadia is delighted to announce that highly regarded Landscape Architect Matt York has joined the firm’s Melbourne studio as a Principal, to work alongside Nelson Gomes.

With more than 25 years in the industry, including recently as President of Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) Victoria, Matt will bring expertise in strategic advice, design and delivery of projects of all scales and complexities.

“Having someone with Matt’s experience join Nelson to lead our Victorian studio, means we have one of the most highly regarded leadership teams in the market. Matt will provide additional Principal support and business leadership, off the back of establishing and growing one of Victoria’s largest landscape studios. We are excited about the depth and rigor that Matt will bring to Arcadia’s senior leadership structure and studio management, both locally and nationally,”

says Alex Longley, Founding Principal, Arcadia.

Arcadia’s Melbourne studio is working across a diverse range of public and private projects across metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria, as well as collaborating with Arcadia’s teams in four studios nationally in New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria and the ACT.

“Arcadia’s entry into Melbourne captured my attention, particularly with the work they are doing in designing with Country. I am excited by the opportunity to work with Nelson and the team to further build Arcadia’s presence in the local market,”

says Matt York.

“Landscape Architecture has the power to shape the built, natural and cultural environment in Melbourne, and I’m looking forward to working on projects that will positively impact our city through improvements in sustainability, inclusive design, affordable living options and a revitalised urban environment.”

With expertise in strategic advisory and design, Matt’s passion is to collaborate, produce site-responsive designs and deliver landscapes of all scales and complexities.  

Matt will be working with a principal team of nine focused on providing strong design leadership for more than 65 designers who deliver landscape architecture, urban design, urban planning and masterplanning projects.

About Arcadia

Arcadia is a leading landscape architecture and urban design practice working at the intersection of the built form and nature on Australia’s Eastern seaboard. Our focus is to enrich community and Country, shaping meaningful places for all Australians in regional and urban settings. We take a considered approach to place through collaboration with end users, stakeholders and First Nations communities.

Arcadia’s clients include national, state and local governments, leading property developers, and non-profit organisations. The team works across broad sectors, including public open space, residential, health, aged care, education, retail, commercial infrastructure and end-of-travel spaces, and sports and recreation facilities.

Published on September 13, 2023

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