As CMG’s newest Principal, Patricia contributes more than 18 years of experience in landscape architecture, large-scale planning, resilience planning, and open space development management to the practice. She brings a unique personality and skillset to leading multi-disciplinary teams on large complex projects and building consensus toward innovative, inclusive, and ecological solutions.
Patricia’s belief in designing and planning with nature stems from her upbringing in Costa Rica and the importance of biodiversity and conservation to the country’s ecosystem. Her work is guided by a profound respect for the unique environmental, cultural, and historical contexts of each project, resulting in the design of distinctive spaces across the San Francisco Bay Area and Latin America.
Notably, Patricia has focused on signature waterfront open spaces in San Francisco, such as Crane Cove Park, Treasure Island, and Ocean Beach, as well as contributing to resilience and adaptation planning in the Bay Area. Her dedication to waterfronts is evident in her current role on the Design Review Board of the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC). Prior to joining CMG, Patricia served as a Vice President and Senior Development Manager at Lendlease for Google Development Ventures and managed open space projects in their newly envisioned mixed-use districts, including the 80-acre Downtown West project in San José, CA.
Patricia is also involved in the LatinX Landscape Architecture community to support and elevate diversity and inclusivity in the profession. She also studied Architecture at the University of Costa Rica and holds a Masters in Landscape Architecture from UC Berkeley.