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Glenn Takeshi Matsui

Glenn Matsui

Instructor Biography:

Glenn has been a registered landscape architect in the state of California (#4785) since 1974.  He received an Associate of Science degree from Los Angeles Pierce College, a Bachelor of Science degree from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, in Landscape Architecture in 1972, and received a Masters Degree in Landscape Architecture in 1996.  As part of his graduate studies he traveled and studied various styles of landscape architecture in Japan from 1972 and beyond.  He worked for a number of southern California landscape architectural and land planning offices. Glenn Matsui Associates was opened in 1984, offering services in the fields of landscape architecture, land planning, and environmental planning with projects ranging from residential design to commercial, research & development, hotels, etc.  Glenn joined UCLA Extension’s Landscape Architecture Program in 1993.

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Instructor Statement:

My teaching goal is to show the student the great diversity of the profession of Landscape Architecture.  I begin by stressing the importance of a “sound process” to design, graphics, construction, etc.  This process will give the student a more defined opportunity to develop sound solutions that work or function at a higher level.  At the same time I challenge the student to develop a design solution with a great sense of artistic expression.  I share with the students how things are done in the profession in a more pragmatic manner.   To instill in the students to a greater level, I try to share as much information as possible. This is to elevate the students to their potential in this very challenging and exciting field of Landscape Architecture.

What Students are saying:

[Glenn] knew his material extremely well. He is a professional out in the real world. He is amazing because he is very transparent and open about techniques and methods. He was easy going and approachable. I was able to ask him any questions and he was always extremely knowledgeable and helpful. I learned a lot from him. Class participation was great.