Joanna is a Designer at CMG Landscape Architecture with over five years of experience. Inspired by her Los Angeles upbringing, Joanna strives to create ecologically sensitive urban environments that simultaneously celebrates diversity, inclusion, and everyday joy.
Joanna led landscape design services for the award-winning Edwin M. Lee Apartments, the first building in San Francisco to combine supportive housing for both unhoused veterans and low-income families in Mission Bay; Frederick Douglas Haynes Affordable Housing in the Western Addition; and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Livermore, California. Joanna’s other work includes PG&E Hunters Point Substation and the Chabad House of Worship & Preschool.
Joanna was awarded the 2021 WxLA Scholarship for outstanding woman-identifying, midlevel professionals in landscape architecture. She also volunteers her time to Kapwa Gardens, a community garden and event space serving San Francisco’s SOMA Pilipinas Cultural District. Joanna holds a Master of Landscape Architecture and Master of Architecture from University of California, Berkeley. She also simultaneously holds a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture and Bachelor of Arts in Theater & Performance Studies (Set Design) from the same university. In graduate school, Joanna was a researcher for the Center for Resource Efficient Communities, a group dedicated to supporting California’s climate change and resource efficiency goals through interdisciplinary research, public communication, and professional outreach as well as a Graduate Student Instructor for the Introduction to Landscape Materials and Construction.
2021 WxLA Scholarship
2021 American Institute of Architects, National Housing Award - Edwin M. Lee Apartments
2021 American Institute of Architects, California Residential Design Merit Award - Edwin M. Lee Apartments
2015 The Green Initiative Fund Mini-Grant Recipient - The Blake Garden Project
2015 Design Futures Leadership Forum Scholarship
2015 1st Place, Blakewell/Brown & Bakewell/Weihe Prize