We are an optimistic and insatiably curious team with a portfolio that spans multiple sectors and typologies. BASE is a Woman & Minority-Owned Business Enterprise (WMBE) and a Local Business Enterprise (LBE) in San Francisco, with another office in beautiful Portland, Oregon.  
People
Patricia Algara
Andreas Stavropoulos
Sutter Wehmeier
Natalie Martell
Susan McKay
Paloma & Haizel
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Services
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

  • Parks and playgrounds

  • Schools and campus design

  • Green roof / ecoroof design

  • Pollinator gardens

  • Museums and interpretive centers

  • Residential design - single and multifamily

  • Hospitality and retreat centers

  • Healing gardens

  • Streetscapes

  • Pop-up parks and temporary landscape interventions

  • Stormwater management and green infrastructure 

  • Landscapes responsive to climate disruption

  • Permaculture

 
 
News / Awards / Press

ASLA AWARD

2018

The Dolores Pollinator Boulevard was selected for the Honor Award in the Student Community Service category of the 2018 ASLA Student Awards.

ASLA NCC AWARD

2015

BASE received two NCC ASLA awards: 1) An Honor Award in the Planning, Research, Analysis, and Communications Category for the El Monte Urban Agriculture Initiative Program. 2) A Merit Award in the Parks, Recreation, Trials, and Open Spaces Category for the Children's Museum of Sonoma County.

ASLA AWARD

2016

BASE received an Honor Award in Communications from the American Society of Landscape Architects for our work on the Roving Ranger and LA Ranger Troca.

Let'sPlaySF

2018

BASE was selected to advance to the second round of San Francisco's Let'sPlaySF Initiative. This public/private partnership between the SF Recreation & Parks Department and the San Francisco Parks Alliance will renovate 13 of the city's most deserving playgrounds.

Portland Monthly

2017

BASE landed in Portland Monthly Magazine's Trophy Case of winning finds for the design and fabrication of the One Tam Roving Ranger. "Is a Bull Run bread truck next?" they ask. Let's hope so!

SXSW ECO

2015

The Redd on Salmon Street was recognized as the winning project in the Place by Design Resilience category at SXSW Eco. BASE's work to weave stories of Portland's culture of regional food into the designed landscape of this two-block campus is ongoing.

Resilient by Design

2017

Grappling with the risks of global climate disruption is the challenge of our time. BASE led the research phase for the Permaculture and Social Equity Team, one of only ten global teams to be selected to provide a research-based blueprint for resilience to address sea-level rise in the Bay Area.  

SF BEAUTIFUL

2016

The Dolores Pollinator Boulevard was honored with an award from SF Beautiful, a nonprofit whose mission since 1947 has been to advocate for civic beauty, neighborhood character, and accessible public art for all in San Francisco.

ASLA AWARD

2011

BASE's Patricia Algara was the faculty advisor to a team of UC Berkeley Extension landscape architecture students, whose project, Extended Landscape, won an Honor Award in the Communications category from the American Society of Landscape Architects.

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

 

Corporate + Developers

Mission Bay Development Group

Facebook

Mozilla

Marriott

CIM

Bishop Ranch

Ethos Development

Renaissance Homes

BH Development

Meriwether Condominiums

Municipalities & Agencies

City of San Francisco, CA

City of Milpitas, CA

Walnut Creek Downtown Association

City of Felton, CA

City of San Leandro, CA

US Department of Veteran Affairs

National Park Service

US Forest Service

 

Schools & School Districts

San Francisco Unified School District

Sequoia Unified School District

Milpitas Unified School District

French American International School of SFGerman Int'l School of Silicon Valley

Gardner Bullis School

Hospitality

Aramark

21st Amendment Brewery

Drake's Brewing Company

Bumble Cafe

Chow Cafe

Sunflower Caffe

 
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