Julia is an Associate and the Studio Manager at CMG Landscape Architecture with 11 years of experience. As an experienced Project Manager and Landscape Designer of urban conditions, Julia brings different types of people, experiences, and uses together to form successfully coordinated projects.
With experience managing public plazas, parks, campus, and rooftop courtyard projects in the San Francisco Bay Area and New York City, Julia seeks to provide a sense of comfort, reveal landscape temporality, opportunities for unexpected social interactions where the visitor feels agency to make the space their own. Julia led the CMG team towards success within her role as Project Manager of 1629 Market Street – from concept to design development, Julia helped lead the vision for an inviting, dynamic, and playful civic gathering space for the San Francisco neighborhood. As Studio Manager, Julia works within CMG to build strong project teams and operational strategies.
She is an active volunteer, cultivating local resiliency and ecological stewardship through community-based stewardship and design of post-industrial sites and their edges. With an academic background in biology, Julia supplements her work with research in ecology, cultural landscapes, and climate change. Julia holds a Master of Landscape Architecture from the University of Virginia and a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from the University of California, Santa Cruz.
National ASLA Student Honor Award, Collaboration
Transformative Shift, Delta Competition Runner–Up
Virginia Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architecture Award
Meta Headquarters is situated in a rapidly evolving and liminal landscape. Over the last decade, the campus has evolved into a complex mosaic of social spaces, ecology, and infrastructure. The design responds to this challenging context with inventive solutions that build on company culture to create a vibrant, sustainable workplace.
Headlands Center for the Arts
The Commons at Headlands Center for the Arts creates new social and programmatic spaces that expand and enrich the Headlands experience for artists, staff, and visitors. A generous, flexible central outdoor space serves as a venue for performances, events, and gathering for everyday use, allowing visitors and artists to interact and appreciate the beauty of the Headlands landscape.
The transformative 500-acre redevelopment project creates a new San Francisco neighborhood – rejoining a former dilapidated military base back into the surrounding communities of Bay View. CMG added 40 acres of parks and public space through the Open Space Master Plan and the Streetscape Master Plan. The new neighborhood destination is home to Hillpoint Park, Hillside Central Park, Innes Court Park, as well as 16 pocket parks – designed as a series of distinct public spaces to accommodate community gardens, dining terraces, overlooks, and informal play areas, all with spectacular views.
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.