meet the hewitt team
Our three studios – Architecture, Transportation Architecture and Landscape Architecture – combine to make up HEWITT. We’re a design firm dedicated to improving the way cities move and people live.
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.
Founded in 1975
HEWITT is driven in the pursuit of inspired design that deepens the urban experience. We seek innovative solutions through a rigorous exploration of human constructs within historical, cultural and natural conditions. We focus our collective expertise and energy on a wide range of project types. Our work endeavors to evoke strong, positive emotional responses within the complexities of urban life.