Arturo is a Designer at CMG Landscape Architecture with three years of experience. Raised in Oaxaca, Mexico and the Bay Area, Arturo has been honing his skills in design for the past several years – using design as a form of resiliency and protest and continuing to be a strong advocate in increasing representation of people of color in the Landscape Architecture profession.
Arturo has been involved and brought incredible team support to some of CMG’s largest campus planning and design efforts, including Civic Center Public Space Design in the heart of San Francisco’s multiethnic, cultural intersection and Gateway of the Pacific, a bio medical campus in South San Francisco.
Arturo has also been honored with several awards throughout his graduate career, including the Susan Goltsman Award, the ASLA Honor Award, and the ASLA Merit Award. He has also worked professionally as a research specialist for the Landscape Architecture Department at University of California, Davis – participating in research and community outreach. He has also worked for TANA (Taller Arte del Nuevo Amanecer) as an Art intern, and as a Design Intern with CMG and Andrea Cochran. He currently serves as a member of the ASLA NCC Executive Committee. Arturo holds a Masters of Landscape Architecture from University of California, Berkeley, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture from University of California, Davis.
California2021-2022 ASLA NCC Executive Committee Member
2019 MIG/Susan Goltsman Award
2018 California Landscape Architecture Student Scholarship (CLASS) Fund
2018 -2019 ASLA Co-President, University of California, Berkeley
Crissy Field Next
As one of the most loved parks in the Bay Area, the 20-year-old design by Hargreaves Jones requires a vision for the next 20 years – developing a holistic, respectful, and comprehensive understanding of Crissy Field today and a guide into its next generation of service. Building on today’s challenges and opportunities, CMG led a planning process engaging Crissy Field’s diverse stakeholders and interest groups.
Civic Center Public Space Design
Civic Center is at the heart of San Francisco’s democracy – a vital open space for the city’s highest-density neighborhoods and a national historic landmark. After decades of neglect and failed revitalization attempts, a new vision is developed through a community-based process bringing together 75 institutions and community groups, thousands of city residents and workers, and governmental stakeholders to reimagine what contemporary democratic public space could be.
Civic Center Community Outreach
The vision for Civic Center represents eighteen months of community and City stakeholder input. Founded upon engagement and analysis, the Plan includes concept alternatives and a preferred concept plan uniting Civic Center’s three public spaces: Civic Center Plaza, Fulton Mall and UN Plaza.
St. James Park
St. James Park transforms an existing city park into a world-class urban square that accommodates and supports a wide variety of interests and activities. This public open space unifies the future with the past and creates a destination at the center of a city – positioning itself for the future.