Matthew Tomaszewski, MBA, M.Ed.

Blue Cottage of CannonDesign

Matthew Tomaszewski

With more than 25 years of dedicated experience in public higher education systems, Matthew knows that every place is a learning space. On the front lines of education, Matthew is a strategist, facilitator and proven servant leader for Blue Cottage of CannonDesign.

Matthew believes transformational experiences can happen anywhere. Any place that people come together provides an opportunity for creativity, innovation, the sharing of different perspectives and learning from one another. Through relationship and inclusive team building—inspiring and nurturing trust—Matthew manages change for organizations and the individuals involved. Through problem-solving, consensus building, asking questions and thoughtfully listening to one another, Matthew knows we can address the important challenges facing us today—together.


  • Strategic planning and policy
  • Capital planning and space management
  • Equity in design


  • His 19-year career at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • The shared adventures of a lifetime together with his wife
  • Military service in the United States Army
  • The renovation of historic Lincoln Hall at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (LEED Platinum)