LAUREN FREELS, Senior Associate

RLA · ASLA

Lauren Freels is a landscape architect who has been pursuing her passion for landscape for over 20 years. Through her education and professional work she has gained experience in all levels of landscape development including project management, academic research, environmental advocacy and professional horticultural practice. Her work on graphic communication of landscape designs through 3D modeling in Revit and Sketchup, informational graphics and plan renderings allows people to visualize the possibilities which the landscape holds.

SELECTED PROJECTS

Tule Elk Park Early Education School (Pre-K), SFUSD, San Francisco, CA

Urban Tilth North Richmond Farm, Richmond, CA

Abode Services/City of San Jose Evans Lane Community Village, San Jose, CA

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

PTA President, Jefferson Elementary School, Berkeley, CA

Safe Routes to School Champion, Alameda County

SPUR Member