Greg is a Senior Associate at CMG Landscape Architecture with 16 years of experience. As a highly detailed landscape architect, he is passionate about craft and quality and where design, the outdoors, and construction meet. From large wetland restoration to urban educational and corporate campuses, Greg has managed the design and construction of a variety of CMG project types and scales.
Throughout his career, Greg has led the Bay Meadows project, transforming 15 acres of open space in San Mateo into a distinct destination with high quality pedestrian experiences. He is also managing the continual construction efforts at Treasure Island Parks and Open Space – a 180-acre development area that will include dramatic waterfront parks, plazas, and streetscapes.
Greg’s time spent living and working in Asia and practicing landscape architecture in Castiglion Fiorentino, Italy at the ITALart Centro Studi di Santa Chiara Study Abroad program has cultivated a global perspective and true appreciation of the importance to keep learning, questioning, and experimenting. Greg holds a Master of Landscape Architecture from California State Polytechnic University and a Bachelor of Arts in Latin American History from University of San Francisco.
CMG has been working from entitlement to construction to create 15 acres of new parks at the transit-served Bay Meadows. The large-scale, mixed-use planning and design project creates an impact at a neighbourhood scale, including; a wetland to filter stormwater and create habitat, social streets with small parks and a beer garden, world class public art, playgrounds, community gardens and a 12-acre city sports park, operated by the City of San Mateo.
Climate Positive Design
The Climate Positive Design Challenge provides guidance for improving the impact of site design projects on the environments. The goal is for all site design projects going forward to collectively sequester more CO2 than they emit by 2030, with a target of removing one gigaton of CO2 from the atmosphere by 2050. To meet the goals of the challenge, an online app called the Pathfinder guides designers towards a path of being Climate Positive – sequestering more carbon than their projects emit, ultimately making a positive contribution to reversing global warming.
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.
As an iconic civic building in the Yerba Buena neighborhood, the Moscone Center brings together flexible convention spaces and a vibrant public realm for residents, conventioneers, and visitors. The expansion creates connections and relationships to the neighborhood through activation of the pedestrian experience and generous social places.