Jamie is a Principal at CMG Landscape Architecture with 21 years of experience. She believes landscape design has a social and environmental responsibility and enjoys working with engaged communities. Over the past 10 years, Jamie has participated in many of the firm’s largest and most complex open space projects around the Bay Area.
She has been on the forefront of sea level rise planning and is currently leading Crissy Field Next, a vision plan with the Parks Conservancy and National Park Service to refine the resiliency and early marsh adaption of the coastal park to rising sea levels. She co-led CMG’s participation in the Estuary Commons, a community design and planning process for the protection and restoration of San Leandro Bay. Jamie pioneered the integration of design and ecological storm water treatment at all scales, from small scale urban biofilters like Folsom Street, to integrated masterplans, such as Bay Meadows and Treasure Island.
Many of Jamie’s projects, such as Hunters Point Shipyard Hillpoint Park and Marin Country Day School, have been honored with Merit and Honor Awards from the American Society of Landscape Architects. Jamie lectures frequently on the issues of sea level rise, public space, and ecology, and recently co-lectured Ecological Factors in Urban Landscape Design in UC Berkeley’s LAEP Department. Her appreciation for design stems from her collegiate study at the Auburn Rural Studio where she received a Bachelor degree in Landscape Architecture. Jamie also holds a Master of Landscape Architecture from Harvard Graduate School of Design.
There is always light. If only we're brave enough to see it. If only we're brave enough to be it. Amanda Gorman
Merit Award: Parks, Recreation, Trails and Open Space, Hunters Point Shipyard Hillpoint Park, ASLA Northern California Chapter
Honor Award: Commercial and Institutional, Marin Country Day School, ASLA Northern California Chapter
Former ASLA NCC Executive Committee Member
California Academy of Sciences
Through collaborative design process with the Academy’s leaders, researchers and gardeners, CMG developed a master plan to expand the east and west gardens. The master planning effort led to CMG’s continued involvement with the cultural institution to improve the museums front step and entryway. Project goals included increasing museum capacity for all visitors, creating a compelling identity for each garden, and developing gardens that are environmentally sustainable and easy to maintain.
Estuary Commons Design Challenge
Estuary Commons creates a network of public spaces, adapts ecological systems, and strengthens social and economic relationships for a future of community-driven resilience. The need to address the urgency of social, racial, and economic inequality alongside long-term environmental risks is acute in the San Leandro Bay. The Estuary Commons is a strategic vision for community resilience that begins by addressing structural and systemic injustices that result in daily challenges for residents and communities – jobs, housing, transportation, and health.
Estuary Commons Co-Creation
To protect local neighborhoods and restore native habitats, All Bay Collective (ABC) rethinks the shoreline around San Leandro Bay. Through Estuary Commons, the communities of Deep East Oakland, Alameda, and San Leandro will be able to adapt to sea-level rise, groundwater flooding and have a network of flourishing greenways to enjoy for generations to come. ABC has worked closely with eight community organizations from East Oakland to move the communities from the margins to the center of the design and planning process.
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.