Office of Cheryl Barton (O|CB) is a nationally recognized design leader in the shift toward a more sustainable future through landscape architecture and green urbanism. Since the firm’s inception in 1994, we have been committed to the creation of healthy cities, robust ecologies, and beautiful, habitable spaces; integrating a strong design ethic with the principles of regenerative thinking.
O|CB works across a broad range of project scales, from dynamic landscapes in cities and campuses; to green infrastructure on urban brownfield sites; to the cultural landscapes of national parks and World Heritage properties; to intimate, artistic and evocative spaces. Our clients are municipalities, universities, cultural facilities, non-profit institutions, public agencies and corporations, all of whom are interested in deepening their relationship with the natural world and in building community connectivity.
The O|CB studio combines a team of individuals with diverse backgrounds in landscape architecture, 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 a sustainable design approach. Our practice 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.
O|CB is a certified WBE/LBE with the City and County of San Francisco Contract Monitoring Division and a certified DBE under the California Unified Certification Program.