Matthew L. Wardlow, P.E.

Environmental Division Manager

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Location: Denver, Colorado



Matt Wardlow is an environmental engineer with 25 years of experience in environmental consulting.  He specializes in finding, evaluating and remediating contaminants in both the subsurface and built environments.


He began his engineering career in 1995 and joined CTL | Thompson in 2004. He worked as a project manager before taking on his current role as head of the Environmental Services Department. Matt manages all aspects of the Denver office’s environmental consulting business and is often clients’ primary contact on environmental consulting projects. Additionally, he provides mentoring and project review for all CTL branch offices.

Matt has extensive experience in Phase I and II Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs) and Voluntary Cleanup Redevelopment Act (VCRA) projects, as well as evaluating brownfield sites (real or perceived contaminated properties) for purchase and redevelopment. During his career, he has also developed expertise in mold/indoor air quality concerns, asbestos, biological and wetland evaluations, and wastewater/stormwater compliance.



  • B.S. Engineering and Public Policy, Washington University, St. Louis

  • Registered Engineer: Colorado

  • Certified Asbestos Building Inspector, Designer and Project Manager

  • Principles of Forced Air Remediation

  • Mold Remediation Training


Industry Associations:

  • Colorado Environmental Management Society (CEMS), MemberColorado Environmental Professionals Association (CEPA), Member  Urban Land Institute (ULI), Member


Notable Projects/Accomplishments:

  • Environmental Services lead on the Metropolitan State University of Denver Sports Complex, 2016 ACEC Grand Conceptor Award winner

  • Environmental Services lead for the University of Colorado Denver’s 95,000-square-foot Wellness Center

  • Environmental Services lead for the Metropolitan State University of Denver Student Success Center, a $52 million project built on a brownfield site

  • Denver Department of Environmental Health, more than 20 P1 and P2 ESAs

  • CDOT, more than 50 asbestos surveys and air clearances of buildings

  • New Breckenridge Brewery cleanup and redevelopment

  • On-Call Industrial Hygienist, Boulder County Risk Management

  • On-Call Asbestos Consultant, Arapahoe County, Boulder Valley School District and City of Littleton