Kevin is a Founding Partner of CMG Landscape Architecture with 36 years of experience. With a focus towards creating democratic public space and improving the social and ecological wellbeing of our cities, he believes greater community awareness and engagement results in better stewardship and more sustainable communities.
Kevin is leading many of CMG’s largest and most complex open space projects in the Bay Area – valued partners include the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy for ongoing stewardship of Crissy Field and other agencies and institutions dedicated to thriving cities. Through raising awareness and empowering communities with projects like Rise Up, Kevin has taken his knowledge of sea level rise adaptation planning and put it into practice within CMG’s largest, multi-year, urban waterfront projects, including the Treasure Island Parks + Open Space Implementation and the Port of San Francisco Waterfront Resilience Program.
He was awarded a Seed Fund Fellowship for his commitment to creating more vibrant, democratic public spaces in San Francisco, and is a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects. Kevin lectures frequently on the issues of public space, ecology, and design. He also contributes considerable volunteer efforts for public space issues. Kevin holds a Master of Landscape Architecture from Rhode Island School of Design and a Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture degree from California Polytechnic State University.
Fellow, American society of Landscape Architects
Cal Poly CAED Honored Alumni Award
Xtreme LA: Sea Level Rise
San Francisco UN Plaza Task Force
2013 Seed Fund Fellowship
Southern Marin County Sea Level Rise Task Force Advisor
Ocean Beach Master Plan Advisory Group
TCSD Parks and Recreation Advisory Group
Marin County Flood Zone 3 Advisory Group
Lambda Alpha International
Better Market Street
The redesign of over two miles of Market Street is an opportunity to create a more socially vibrant, pedestrian and bike-friendly environment, improving safety and economic vitality. Amongst a large and complex client team, and an extensive public process, CMG explored conceptual, physical, and programmatic alternatives for how Market Street could be reconfigured with a particular focus at the pedestrian scale.
Climate Positive Design
The Climate Positive Design Challenge provides guidance for improving the impact of site design projects on the environment. 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.
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.
Through freelance research CMG identified a gap in the traditional model of collaborative community engagement. Inspired by the need to bring people together under a common consensus, the firm developed the first communication tool that raises awareness regarding sea level rise adaptation. Through a community-based process, Rise Up can be applied to specific regions to identify assets and vulnerabilities and foster conversation around sea level rise adaptation scenarios.