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.

Design Principal - Landscape Architecture

Jake Woland, PLA, ASLA, LEED AP

Combining backgrounds in geology and theatrical design, Jake is driven to weave the environmental and social together into design of places for people. As a design leader, his theater background shines through in the development of urban design concepts for new projects, playing off history and ecology, while creating stories around the needs of the present and future city. As a project manager, Jake focuses on client service and close cross-disciplinary coordination, to ensure big ideas stay additive and constructable.

By nature an educator, Jake regularly lectures at UW and is the author of a highly regarded textbook on sustainable site design. He extends his passion for sharing knowledge with HEWITT’s clients and teams, whether introducing and exploring new construction materials or integrating layered benefits into urban design solutions.


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.