Matthew Mackay is a Registered Landscape Architect and Senior Associate at international design practice HASSELL.
Matt is an accomplished designer with 15 years’ experience delivering high quality project outcomes for clients across a multitude of project sectors. Matt’s public realm experience is wide ranging; from the urban design and master planning of large urban precincts, to the detailed design and delivery of prominent streetscapes, waterfronts, urban plazas, parks and rooftops across Australia. He applies a design-led approach to all scales and modes of practice, seeking to realise unique and engaging outcomes that elevate the role of landscape architecture.
Matt has played a leading role in the design and delivery of many notable public realm projects, including the Victoria Harbour and South East Stadium precincts in Melbourne’s Docklands, and the Glebe Foreshore and Darling Harbour Live precincts in Sydney.
Matt has a particular interest in challenging the conventionally assumed boundaries between architectural and landscape architectural practice and his work often seeks to distort and reimagine these territories as a more unified whole. Many of his projects explore hybridised building and landscape typologies, inserting landscape within a building wherever opportunity is found, but ultimately seeking openings for the landscape to drive, reshape and re-order a building’s form and program to achieve true living architectural outcomes.
Matt believes that new green infrastructure paradigms require landscape architecture to stretch its role and influence to affect the future city form.