LAUREN FREELS, Associate

RLA · ASLA

Lauren Freels is a landscape designer who has been pursuing her passion to develop beautiful and sustainable landscapes for 17 years. Through her education and professional work, she has gained experience in all levels of landscape development, from project management of construction documents and historical research to professional horticultural gardening. Her work on graphic communication of landscape designs through 3D modeling, informational graphics, and plan renderings allows people to visualize the possibilities the landscape holds. Her clear thinking and communicative style, combined with her strong sense of design and computer skills, make Lauren an asset to any project team.

SELECTED PROJECTS

Residential Children’s Garden, Palo Alto

McKinley & Daniel Webster Elementary School Greening Projects SFUSD Greening 2011 Bond

Mills College Preschool Yard

The Nueva School Memorial Space

PBDA Lower Campus Redevelopment, West Palm Beach, FL

Stanford Educational Farm, Palo Alto, CA

OUSD 'The Center' Urban Farm, Oakland, CA

Starr King Elementary School, San Francisco, CA

Walden Center & School, Berkeley, CA

Mills College Children’s School K-5 Yard, Oakland, CA

IPS/Butler University Lab School, Indianapolis, IN

Sustainable Cemetery Conceptual Study, Perris Valley, CA

ALTA Laguna, San Francisco, CA*

Solano Community College, Vallejo, CA*

(* indicates projects that were completed as a member of another design firm)

 RESEARCH

Nature School Conference, Evergreen, Toronto, Children’s Realm Presentation, 2013

San Francisco Recreation & Parks Department Playground Construction Cost Study, San Francisco, CA, 2012     

EDUCATION

University of California, Berkeley, Master of Landscape Architecture, 2012

Berry College, Mt. Berry, GA, Bachelor of Arts (Art History and Horticulture), 2004

Lorenzo De Medici, Italian International Institute, 2002-2003

REGISTRATIONS

Licensed Landscape Architect, State of California, No. 6422

COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP

Safe Routes to School Champion, Alameda County

SPUR Member