Matthew Brown is the co-founder of Brackish Design Studio, based in Atlantic Canada. He holds degrees in Urban Planning from the University of Waterloo, a Master of Landscape Architecture from the University of Toronto, and a Master of Design Studies in Urbanism, Landscape, and Ecology from the Harvard Graduate School of Design with distinction. Matthew spent his first seven years of practice in Boston, working as an associate with the award-winning landscape firm Stimson Associates, after which he returned to Atlantic Canada to practice landscape architecture. Matthew has managed a variety of high-profile projects around New England and in Atlantic Canada, including large institutional master plans, campus landscapes, urban parks, and private residential landscapes. He explores his unwavering connection to the east coast through his academic research and focus on the capacity of landscape and ecology to act as a catalyst in economic diversification and rural regeneration.