Office of Cheryl Barton (O|CB) is a contemporary San Francisco landscape architecture and green urbanism firm providing landscape architecture services throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and across the United States. We are committed to integrating a strong landscape architecture design ethic with principles of sustainable design, ecological planning, green urbanism and regenerative thinking. Our team of San Francisco landscape architects works closely with clients and the design team from the outset of complex design projects to develop integrated sustainable site design and strong integration of architecture and landscape.
Our sustainable San Francisco Bay Area landscape architecture work, along with our sustainability work throughout the United States, ranges from the design of dynamic urban landscapes such as civic plazas, parks and streetscapes, to academic and corporate campuses, to green infrastructure and urban brownfield restoration, to the cultural landscapes of national parks and World Heritage properties. Our landscape architecture clients are municipalities, universities, cultural facilities, non-profit institutions, public agencies and corporations.
O|CB's recent landscape architecture projects include Fields Park in Portland Oregon, Cavallo Point - The Retreat at Fort Baker, Bing Concert Hall and Stanford Law School at Stanford University, South Lawn at the University of Virginia, California Shakespeare Theater in Orinda, Huntington Museum in San Marino, DeAnza College Campus in Cupertino and McEnery Park in San Jose.
O|CB is a landscape architecture firm certified as a Woman-Owned/Local Business Enterprise (WBE/LBE) with the City and County of San Francisco and the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency.
Our San Francisco landscape architects work closely with clients and the design team from the outset of complex design projects to develop integrated sustainable site design and strong integration of architecture and landscape. As San Francisco landscape architects, we incorporate green infrastructure such as living roofs, living walls, rain gardens, permeable paving, recycled and locally-sourced materials into all of our projects.
Cheryl Barton is a landscape architect, sustainable sites educator and the creative director of the O|CB studio in San Francisco, which she founded in 1994. She has established a national reputation for the seamless integration of design excellence and environmental intelligence in her work. Her approach is collaborative and idea-driven--based on the belief that landscape is a powerful medium that can transform human values as well as create inspiring physical settings.
Ms. Barton received a master's degree in Landscape Architecture from the Harvard Design School and a BA in Fine Arts and Geology. She holds a CLARB national registration and is also registered in California, Virginia, Arizona and Oregon. She is a Fellow and Past President of the American Society of Landscape Architects and a recipient of the prestigious 2003-2004 Rome Prize. A member of the USGBC and a LEED Accredited Professional, she has taught Sustainable Site Planning and Landscape Design workshops at the Pacific Energy Center in San Francisco, and a "Green-on-Brown" studio in the Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning at UC Berkeley. An internationally known lecturer and visiting critic, she was a Principal and Director of the Design Studio at EDAW Inc., in San Francisco prior to founding her firm. She began her career as a designer in the Office of Dan Kiley.
The O|CB studio combines a team of individuals with diverse backgrounds in architecture, fine arts, ecological planning, urban design, graphic design and plant science. Our practice is personal and intensive, allowing close collaboration with each other, clients, integrated design teams, and communities. Our firm is well-versed in the challenges and technical strategies inherent in our approach. Our approach is cross-disciplinary, collaborative, idea-driven, economically efficient and site specific. The quality of our work reflects our culture and creative process. We share a strong commitment to design excellence and critical dialogue as well as an ambition and passion for the creation of enduring and vital places that give thoughtful form to community, environment and culture. Key design members of our studio are: Burt Tanoue, Andrew Sullivan, Mei Minohara, Christine Reed and Pamela Barger.
O|CB's award-winning work has been published in Places Magazine, Green Source, Land Forum, Architecture, Process Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Architectural Record, Progressive Architecture, Landscape Journal, Urban Land International, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the San Francisco Chronicle-Examiner, the Los Angeles Times and Business Week. Ms. Barton's work has also been exhibited at Wave Hill and the Urban Center in New York, the Limn Gallery and the deYoung Museum in San Francisco, the AIA/MOMA gallery in San Francisco and at the American Academy in Rome. She was recently featured in the award winning documentary "Women in the Dirt: Landscape Architects Shaping California".
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