Rayna is a Principal at CMG Landscape Architecture with 20 years of experience. She is interested in making places that seize people on first encounter – drawing visitors back again and again. Embracing time as a partner – she works with season and materiality to reveal change and use in a place.
From small objects to complex landscapes, she celebrates and invites interaction within spaces. She hopes these experiences cultivate curiosity, expand perception, and help grow a collective vocabulary – one that elevates conversations about the importance of life and beauty around us.
Through her leadership of both academic and workplace campus environments, she approaches design realizing the public realm needs both social attractions and un-programmed moments of discovery to support community life. She hopes to make places that people want to be in. Rayna earned a Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture from Cornell University and joined CMG in 2004.
American Society of Landscape Architects Northern California Chapter - Award of Excellence - Facebook Bayfront Campus MPK20
American Society of Landscape Architects Professional Honor Award - General Design - Facebook Bayfront Campus MPK20
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.
Previously a parking lot on a bluff, created by the dramatic collapse of the coastline, the forms of the new Pacific Overlook emerge from the ground like the remnants arrayed across the adjacent Sunken City ruins. The site transforms the southernmost tip of Los Angeles into a public open space and ocean overlook.
SFMOMA Rooftop Garden
The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art held a design competition for a sculpture garden located on roof of the parking garage adjoining the museum. The winning scheme features an extension of the 5th floor gallery overlooking a serene and minimal sky garden, a pavilion cafe, bridge from the museum to the garden, and a lichen-covered wall that frames the rooftop gallery.
University of California San Diego Triton Center
Triton Center at the University of California San Diego creates a new, iconic gateway at the center of the expansive campus landscape. This vibrant, dense and urban open space establishes a strong sense of place and fosters connections between community and the broader environment. This redefined 10-acre site will serve as a vital anchor to ongoing UCSD campus expansion.