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    Mary Pat Mattson

    Mary Pat Mattson

    Studio Assistant Professor

    Office: Minerals & Metals Building, Room 202
    Office Hours: By appointment
    Phone: 312.567.3230
    Fax: 312.567.5820
    Email: mmattso2@iit.edu



    • Certificate, Sustainability (Change) Management, University of Chicago
    • Master of Landscape Architecture, University of Virginia
    • B.A., College of William and Mary
    • Certificate, Woody Plants, George Washington University/National Botanic Gardens

    Curriculum Vitae

    Courses Taught

    Research & Major Accomplishments

    Mary Pat Mattson is a registered landscape architect and Studio Assistant Professor at IIT. She teaches Site/City/Region and Urban Design studios, as well as courses in ecological + urban systems and landscape architecture professional practice. Previously she taught design studios on an adjunct basis at Morgan State University and the University of Maryland, College Park. Her studios focus on the research, interpretation, and uncovering  of site histories and latent systems in the development of regenerative design proposals. Through a small private practice, she is currently working on a green infrastructure stormwater study for the City of Chicago industrial corridors. Previously Mattson has worked for design offices in California and Maryland. She has a BA from the College of William & Mary, a Master of Landscape Architecture from the University of Virginia, and is completing a Certificate in Sustainability Change Management at the University of Chicago. 

    Current Projects


    • ASLA Merit Award for Study in Landscape Architecture, 2003
    • Charleston Horticultural Society, Merit Award, Layers of Landscape Competition, 2004
    • University of Virginia, Howland Competition, "Filter/Collect" Team First Place, 2003



    Selected Publications

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    Editorial Board Service

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    Community Service