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Our Mission
Designing healthy and playful outdoor spaces that nourish all beings, honor the land, and strengthen our connection to the Earth.
Our Vision
BASE envisions a world that is particularly participatory, where designed landscapes educate and empower us to live in harmony with each other and the natural world.
BASE Landscape Architecture is on a mission to design healthy and playful outdoor spaces that honor the land and nurture our connection to the Earth. These are empathetic places that support pollinators, spark joy, cultivate community, invite play, and embrace healing through nature. The Earth is our main client, and we are in service to make nature accessible, protect our planet for future generations, and educate communities on how to connect with the land.
About Us
BASE is a full service landscape architecture firm with an optimistic and insatiably curious team that boasts a portfolio spanning multiple sectors and typologies. We are a Woman & Minority-Owned Business Enterprise (WMBE) and a Local Business Enterprise (LBE) in San Francisco, with another office in beautiful Portland, Oregon.

Landscapes are the physical manifestations of our values. As a species who alter the earth’s surface, the landscapes that we create should represent the highest and most elegant confluence of our ideals, our knowledge, the necessity of providing for our needs, and, in this pivotal time, our readiness to think in the long now. 

We seek to design places of peace and tranquility, places of learning and abundance, places to cherish the company of others, and landscapes that respect that authentic beauty and wildness of nature.

While we shape our spaces, they too then shape us – thoughtful design creates cherished places where threads of individual stories become knitted to place.
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We are a bee with two wings. BASE Landscape Architecture is the business wing and With Honey in the Heart is the nonprofit wing. Both wings focused on connecting people to their surrounding environment and creating healthy spaces for everyone.  
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BASE Model: bee with a for-profit and a non-profit wing. Bee illustration by Sunny SolWind.

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BASE is a full service landscape architecture firm with a wide range of expertise.

Our services include:

  • Design documentation from concept through construction documentation

  • Master planning

  • Bilingual community facilitation

Sectors of Expertise​:
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Sustainable Design
  • Parks

  • Green Roof/Ecoroof Design

  • Pollinator Gardens

  • Residential Design

  • Hospitality

  • Retreat Centers

  • Healing Gardens 

  • Streetscape 

  • Pop-up Parks

  • Temporary Interventions

  • Stormwater Management 

  • Green Infrastructure

  • Climate Adaptation

  • Permaculture 

  • Creek daylighting 

Community Engagement
  • Stakeholder Outreach

  • Stakeholder Engagement

  • Stakeholder Facilitation

Education & Play
  • Playground

  • Schools and Campus Design

  • Museums

  • Interpretative Centers

  • Nature Play

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We absolutely and unequivocally stand in opposition to systemic racism and all forms of discrimination against black, indigenous, and people of color.

 

See full statement via this link.

Selected Client List

Non-Profits & Cultural Institutions

Bay Area Discovery Museum

Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy

Ecotrust

Resilient by Design

One Tam Alliance

Children’s Museum of Sonoma

Parklab

Santa Monica Mountains Fund

Chesapeake Conservancy

San Francisco Parks Alliance

Trust for Public Land

Guru Granth Sahib Foundation

Low Income Investment Fund (LIIF)

 

Corporate + Developers

OVERAA
First Community Housing
Tia Women’s Clinic

Mission Bay Development Group

Mozilla

Marriott

CIM

Bishop Ranch

Ethos Development

Renaissance Homes

BH Development

Meriwether Condominiums

MidPen Housing

Architects 

Noll & Tam
multistudio

Gensler
Perkins Eastman

Architects FORA
Herman Coliver Locus 
Scott | Edwards Architecure

IBI

SVA
Studio T Square
Opsis Architecture

450 Architects

Municipalities & Agencies

City of San Francisco, CA

City of Milpitas, CA

Walnut Creek Downtown Association

Santa Cruz County Parks Department

City of San Leandro, CA

US Department of Veteran Affairs

National Park Service

US Forest Service

City of Berkeley, CA

City of Richmond, CA 

Marin County

SF Public Utility Commission

City of Palo Alto

Schools & School Districts

San Francisco Unified School District

Sequoia Unified School District

Milpitas Unified School District

French American International School of SF German Int'l School of Silicon Valley

Gardner Bullis School

West Contra Costa Unified School District
Albany Unified School District
Oakland Unified School District
Berkeley Unified School District
Hayward Unified School District
Peralta Community College District

San Rafael City Schools

Brentwood Union School District

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