Kate Lenahan


Kate is a Designer at CMG Landscape Architecture. She is landscape researcher working toward climate-adaptive design - planning with particular care for vulnerable and contaminated landscapes, their resident ecologies and communities. Her design work on CMG’s SF Waterfront Resilience Program communicates the values and voices, challenges and opportunities rooted in the city’s shoreline. . As she takes inspiration from these intersections on project work, Kate collaborates with communities to craft environmentally and culturally generative designs.

Kate is the recipient of the Geraldine Knight Scott Travel Fellowship, as well as the 2017-18 UC Berkeley Award for Excellence in Landscape Architecture. Her background in environmental art, ecology, and soils informs a fascination with the underground as a critical site for design. Kate holds a Master of Landscape Architecture from University of California, Berkeley and a Bachelor of Art and Architectural History from Sarah Lawrence College.  

Geraldine Knight Scott Travel Fellowship
UC Berkeley Award for Excellence in Landscape Design
UC Berkeley CED Department Award
2016 ASLA Student Honor Award

  • Master of Landscape Architecture; University of California, Berkeley
  • Nondegree student in Soil Science + Microbiology; Brooklyn College
  • Career Discovery; Harvard GSD
  • Bachelor of Arts in Art + Architectural History; Sarah Lawrence College