Expert in the planning and design of large-scale urban landscapes and her firm joins San Francisco landscape architecture practice
SAN FRANCISCO (January 9, 2017) – Office of Cheryl Barton (O|CB, www.toocb.com), a nationally recognized San Francisco-based landscape architecture and green urbanism practice, names Meghen Quinn (http://bit.ly/OCB_MQ) to lead the design team alongside the firm’s founder, Cheryl Barton, and Managing Principal, Paul Sieron. Quinn’s firm, Quinn Landscape Architects, is merging with O|CB, bringing its staff and portfolio featuring a range of urban and institutional projects, including the Chandran Gallery and Northside Park in San Francisco, and the Glen Mor Student Apartments at University of California, Riverside.
In her new role as Vice President and Principal, Meghen will focus on expanding O|CB’s portfolio of green urbanism projects, guiding the development of complex public and institutional projects and the realization of new and revitalized landscapes.
“Meghen brings an experienced perspective and has a clear understanding of the challenges and opportunities that our clients face,” said O|CB Founder, Cheryl Barton. “We’re thrilled to add her to our talented team where her expertise will expand our commitment to creating beautiful and resilient landscapes.”
With a background in landscape architecture and urban and environmental planning spanning more than 15 years, Quinn has collaborated on award-winning local and national projects. Her work reflects her belief that well-crafted design can dramatically improve human and natural circumstances. She prioritizes site context in her projects through her attention to history, natural systems, and culture.
“Now more than ever we need to broaden the impact of landscape architectural practice and our focus on interdisciplinary collaboration to meet the complex needs of our time,” said Quinn. “We’ve joined forces to design for the adaptive, contextual, and compelling sites that are paramount to the Anthropocene Era.”
Prior to launching her own practice in 2012, Quinn worked with Sasaki Associates and Hargreaves Associates on projects including Wilmington Waterfront Park in Los Angeles, Residences at California Polytechnical University in Pomona, and the Alberta Legislative Centre Redevelopment in Edmonton, Canada. Her work encompasses institutional, commercial, and public landscapes. Quinn holds a Master in Landscape Architecture and a Master in Urban and Environmental Planning from the University of Virginia.
As a resident of San Francisco, Quinn has both a personal and professional interest in working to find solutions that address the ecological and social issues facing the region.
Office of Cheryl Barton (www.toocb.com) is a nationally recognized design leader in the shift toward a more sustainable future through landscape architecture and green urbanism. Since the firm’s inception in 1994, it has been committed to the creation of healthy cities, robust ecologies, and beautiful, habitable spaces; integrating a strong design ethic with the principles of regenerative thinking.