Principal, Director of Design - Landscape Architecture

Kris Snider, PLA, ASLA

As the design leader of the Landscape Architecture Studio at HEWITT, Kris has nearly 40 years of experience working with clients and design partners making outdoor spaces that fulfill project goals, improve neighborhoods and create resonant experiences for all users.

With a career focus on urban projects, he embraces complexity as an activator that enriches the connection between public and private open space, amplifying the pedestrian realm. Kris works to find balance between the functional, social and environmental drivers of projects, always seeking aspirational solutions that can be smartly realized.

Principal, Director of Practice - Landscape Architecture

Matthew Porteous, PLA, ASLA

Matt pursues integrated and creative design solutions that focus on activating civic infrastructure and pedestrian-centered streetscapes to make inviting civic spaces, mixed-use communities and commercial developments. He excels at balancing the diverse needs of private development, cities, agencies with economic demands and public processes. Matt’s goal is to create experiences that leverage each site’s unique character and foster social connections.

His expertise lies in master planning, urban design, and landscape architecture. For 20 years, he has partnered with dozens of communities, cities, and architectural and engineering firms to design a diverse range of urban projects including civic and campus public spaces, mixed-use/residential, commercial and transit.

Design Principal - Landscape Architecture

Jake Woland, PLA, ASLA, LEED AP

Jake weaves the environmental and social together in the design of places for people, the thread connecting his background in Landscape Architecture, geology and theatrical design.  With over 20 years as a design leader, Jake approaches the conceptualization of the space between buildings, with empathy and thoughtful consideration of place. He leads design teams creating stories of identity, interlacing green infrastructure and ecological opportunities with the unique project possibilities and constraints. These solutions are choreographed resulting in resilient projects that address the needs of the present and future city.

By nature an educator, Jake regularly lectures at UW, has taught urban design studios at Rutgers, and is the author of a highly regarded textbook on sustainable site design. He has worked across a wide variety of urban conditions and scales, including waterfronts, civic open spaces, transit facilities, streetscapes and single building to multiple block mixed use and commercial projects.  Jake extends his excitement for sharing knowledge with our clients and teams, whether introducing and exploring new construction materials or the integration of layered benefits into urban design solutions. He is also a passionate and collaborative leader in seeking equitable and Anti-Racist approaches within the design community.