Erika Matthias is a practicing landscape architect. Collaborating in larger, interdisciplinary firms as well as smaller boutique environments in Seattle and New York City before starting her own practice, her portfolio spans public and private realms; large, complex, multi-discipline park projects, as well as smaller, sculptural playground and garden settings. Her work seeks to bring elements of wonder and engagement to our environment; in public spaces, oftentimes those that integrate interpretation and education; and in smaller private spaces, those that invite interaction and reflection.
Starting by collaborating with clients and stakeholders through visioning processes, and taking projects through to permit documents and construction details, Erika ensures the concept manifests in the built work. From reflecting and seeking inspiration in the unique qualities of a place, to synchronizing larger systems that sustain it, to refining the intimate details that make successful built projects, she enjoys the challenge of creating meaningful and resilient environments.