Rayna deNiord


Rayna is a Principal at CMG Landscape Architecture. She is interested in making places that seize people on first encounter – drawing visitors back again and again. From small objects to complex landscapes, she celebrates and invites interaction. Embracing time as a partner – she works with season and materiality to reveal change and use in a place. 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 large-scale campus leadership of the public realm at UC San Diego’s University Center or decade long effort leading the landscape scope of Facebook’s Headquarters in Menlo Park, she approaches design realizing that open space needs both social attractions and restorative, un-programmed moments of discovery to fully 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.  
  • Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture;  Cornell University