CMG is a mission oriented studio working to increase social and ecological wellbeing through artful design.
In 2000, three friends got together and launched CMG Landscape Architecture, an urban design and landscape architecture practice.
At the heart of the practice is attention to public space, how the built environment shapes human interaction, and the way innovation can foster a thriving natural world. Everything we do is predicated on connecting people with each other and with their environment. CMG has earned national recognition and numerous awards for merits in design, social impact and environmental stewardship.
From Cleveland to Seattle, to our home in the Bay Area, CMG has made a positive impact within landscapes, cities, and the profession. CMG works on a wide range of initiatives, project scales and types, with the philosophy that all of our work accrues as the single overarching project of improving the public realm of our cities.
CMG leads community-based design processes for street life and public space planning. We actively engage the public and encourage discourse and sharing ideas. We address the issues of sustainability through climate change mitigation and urban resiliency with strategies for sea level rise at waterfront parks, drought-tolerant landscapes and carbon sequestration initiatives. We creatively approach urban ecology through district-wide stormwater management systems and habitat value creation. Each project is distinct, designed for a specific place and shaped by passion, craft and creativity.