Across a host of industries, organizations are grappling with understanding and communicating their data. Landscape Metrics helps them meet this challenge by designing and building customized, interactive data visualizations, maps, and data stories. By transforming information into beautiful, engaging visual narratives, our services help our clients discover insights in their data and communicate these insights to the public.
Collaborations led by Landscape Metrics have won major competitions, including:
Landscape Metrics has been featured in publications including The Architect's Newspaper, The Atlantic's CityLab, Landscape Architecture Magazine, The Nature of Cities, and the Huffington Post.
We work closely with clients to unlock the value of their data. Far from simply presenting data on maps, we build custom data visualization interfaces from the ground up that present entirely original perspectives on complex datasets. Employing the web browser as our core platform, we explore data through a host of techniques, from linking charts with maps to animating data over time and space. Through this bottom-up approach, we create unique visualizations that can reveal new insights and engage audiences.
Though we offer a range of visualization services for a host of organizations, we are particularly passionate about the clear and meaningful communication of scientific data pertaining to the built and natural environments. The places we live in are fundamentally complex networks of cultural, ecological, and economic forces that are being measured and quantified in increasingly sophisticated ways. Effectively communicating this data presents a tremendous challenge that lies at the heart of many of society's most difficult problems, such as adaptation to climate change and environmental justice. Public understanding of these issues is critical to spurring action and catalyzing change.
Landscape Metrics was originally conceptualized by Benjamin Wellington, Matthew Seibert, and Eric Roy, while working as graduate researchers in the LSU Coastal Sustainability Studio, a multidisciplinary think-tank oriented around coastal environmental issues.
Officially formed in 2015, Landscape Metrics is still informed by its multidisciplinary roots, drawing from its team members’ diverse backgrounds in geographic information systems, graphic design, web development, and landscape architecture.
Principal, Creative Lead
Matthew Seibert is a principal and co-founder of Landscape Metrics, and the company’s creative lead. With a background in visual arts, humanities, and landscape architecture, Matthew melds his years of experience as a designer with his interest in quantitative environmental science to develop revealing and creative renderings of our shared world. Matthew’s talent for creating accessible and provocative representations of scientific data, in both analog and digital media, is instrumental to the company’s unique visual aesthetic. Matthew holds a Bachelor of Arts in Humanities from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master of Landscape Architecture from Louisiana State University. He is currently a visiting assistant professor at Ohio State University’s Austin E. Knowlton School of Architecture.
Principal, Technical Lead
Dr. Eric Roy is an ecosystem ecologist and ecological engineer, with special focus on water quality, food systems, and sustainable resource management. He holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Old Dominion University, an M.S. in Food, Agricultural, and Biological Engineering from The Ohio State University, and a Ph.D. in Oceanography and Coastal Sciences from Louisiana State University. Dr. Roy is an Assistant Professor of Environmental Sciences focusing on Ecological Design in the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources at the University of Vermont. Dr. Roy co-founded Landscape Metrics with Benjamin Wellington and Matthew Seibert in 2015, and he has led the company's successful competition efforts. Today, Dr. Roy continues to consult with Landscape Metrics in an advisory role on certain projects relevant to his areas of scientific expertise.