Cheryl Barton is a landscape architect, sustainable sites mediator and the creative director of the O|CB studio in San Francisco, which she founded in 1994. She has established a national reputation for the seamless integration of design excellence and ecological intelligence in her work. Her approach is collaborative and idea-driven—based on the belief that landscape is a powerful medium that can transform human values as well as create inspiring physical settings.
Ms. Barton received a master’s degree in Landscape Architecture from the Harvard Graduate School of Design and a BA in Fine Arts and Geology. She holds a CLARB national registration and is also registered in California, Virginia and Oregon. She is a Fellow and Past President of the American Society of Landscape Architects and a recipient of the prestigious 2003-2004 Rome Prize. A LEED accredited professional, she has taught Sustainable Site Planning workshops at the Pacific Energy Center in San Francisco, and a ‘Green-on-Brown’ studio in the Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning at UC Berkeley. An internationally known lecturer and visiting critic, prior to founding her firm she was a Principal and Director of the Design Studio at EDAW Inc., in San Francisco. She began her career in the Office of Dan Kiley.