Founded in 1983, PWP Landscape Architecture is an employee-owned firm located in Berkeley, California, comprised of approximately 30 landscape architects who work worldwide on a variety of projects. Our portfolio includes hundreds of urban parks, gardens, plazas, corporate campuses, cultural institutions, and infrastructural projects in the last 20 years alone, many won through lasting relationships or design competitions.
PWP’s concern for the relationship between art, culture, and landscape explores and reflects our knowledge of history and tradition, sympathy with contemporary needs, understanding of both conceptual and material processes, attention to detail, and mastery of construction. From defining the program to forming the space to experimenting with materials, PWP employs a variety of design techniques, including drawing, model-making, computer rendering, and fullscale mock-ups. Our decision-making process reflects a constant dialogue with clients, architects, and consultants.
PWP has earned a reputation at the top of the design world, with commissions across Europe, North America, Australia, and Asia. We have been fortunate to work with great municipal, institutional, and university clients throughout the world, building memorable landscapes and public spaces that adhere to and build upon the history of the place.
Our list of clients includes Samsung, Novartis Pharma, IBM, Sony, numerous municipalities and cultural institutions, the U.S. Army, U.S. State Department, the National September 11 Memorial Foundation, Stanford University, and Harvard University, among others. We also bring decades of successful collaborations with some of the world’s most talented and respected architects, including Renzo Piano, Frank Gehry, Ricardo Legorreta, Norman Foster, Helmut Jahn, Gwathmey + Seigel, Thomas Phiefer, and Moshe Safdie. Frequently honored in their own right, these collaborations constitute our contribution to the craft of landscape architecture and the depth of knowledge we apply to our practice today.