Matt started his career with Cameron McCarthy in 1994, earned his Oregon landscape architecture license in 1997, and became a partner of the firm in 2000. As a principal, Scheibe provides leadership on a diverse range of design projects. Areas of emphasis include urban design for plazas, courtyards and streetscapes, historic preservation, athletic fields and agritourism.
Education & Professional Expertise
Matt possesses a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture and a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Design from North Dakota State University. His undergraduate studies were recognized by the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) with Merit and Honor awards in his 4th and 5th years of study. His capstone project, Probstfield Living History Farm, was recognized with a Commendation in the National ASLA Student Design Competition. The vision was a catalyst for the formation of a non-profit foundation and the preservation of the 120 acre historic property in Moorhead, Minnesota.
Matt holds a CLARB certificate and is licensed to practice landscape architecture in Oregon, California and Idaho. He is a member of ASLA, National Trust for Historic Preservation, and several professional organizations that specialize in athletic field design, construction and maintenance. He is also a LEED Accredited Professional.
During his career, five of Scheibe’s projects have received professional awards: Hayward Field Powell Plaza, Oakway Center Heritage Courtyard, University of Oregon Erb Memorial Union Amphitheatre, and LCC Track & Soccer, and UO Pape’ Field. Other notable commissions led by Matt include OSU’s Whyte Track & Field, UO’s Pape Field, UO University Theatre Expansion, Broadway Place streetscape, OSU Jefferson Street Gateway, UO Campus Heart, UO Museum of Art Expansion, and Monmouth’s Main Street Park Fountain.
He is a creative problem solver, drawn to the design of hardscapes incorporating contextual themes and materials. He is a skilled grading designer, driven to craft the optimal combination of aesthetics, feel, drainage, safety, and universal access.
Matt has been actively involved with the Civic Stadium site for more than 5 years, and is a volunteer member of Eugene Civic Alliance’s Advisory Board. The firm is currently working on its design, one that will renew the property’s legacy as a prominent recreation and entertainment venue for the community.
Matt grew up in rural North Dakota. His parents were diversified grain and cattle farmers until he was 8 years old. They sold the farming operations to establish Toy Farmer Ltd, a publisher of niche magazines and licensee of scale model replicas for people who collect farm, truck and construction memorabilia. Matt maintains periodic involvement with Toy Farmer.
He and his wife, Amy, are passionate advocates for local and sustainable agriculture. They and their two young children enjoy home-cooked meals with ingredients from farmers of the Willamette Valley and their own urban farm – chronicled in their blog ourhomeworks.com. Matt’s primary leisure pursuits include whitewater river camping trips, attending live music and sports events, and enjoying craft beers.
What I stand for is what I stand on.” ― Wendell Berry