We are a planning and landscape architecture practice specializing in innovative conservation tools and approaches. This includes looking holistically at land stewardship and maintaining health across jurisdictions, on both public and private lands. This also means crafting land use policies, development plans and economic investments that support the health of our natural systems upon which our own well-being and the strength of our economy depend. We work for landowners, developers, non-profits, and municipalities. We are interested in recognizing and preserving the unique and priceless aspects about a place while charting a balanced and resilient future.

What We Do


Cultivate offers a fully integrated planning and design process, from project visioning through implementation. We push our clients to think long-term, to consider the legacy they are creating and to understand how today’s decisions affect future generations.





We bring experience, compelling graphic tools and a rigorous process to help guide creative teams, communities and stakeholders through the steps of crafting a fully thought-out vision to realize project and community goals. We are believers in the power of a strong and compelling vision that often drives design innovation.

We give special attention to fostering relationships and understanding the culture, the history and the DNA of a place.
We are experienced in preparing comprehensive conservation strategies, community plans, development standards and master plans to ensure that a project’s vision is protected and realized.

Understanding and respecting the land and environment is key to the success of any design endeavor. We bring together the fields of site design, landscape and planning and put that together with community building. We think of ourselves as stewards of the land, and treat every design problem as such.

Navigating the process of obtaining permits, approvals and environmental certification can be daunting. We are experienced in managing large project teams and working in a collaborative way to craft development and conservation strategies, and to lead the process through implementation.

our approach

We seek to break down the segregation of land uses that has created patterns of sprawl and to reintegrate the built environment and landscape in a variety of ways.

We know how to guide an open, constructive dialogue to reach community consensus and a shared vision. This is the process of collecting and documenting all the ideas and communicating those ideas in a , compelling and easy-to-understand manner. We believe in challenging the ways of the past to bring about innovation and a fresh approach.



101 The Embarcadero

Suite 212

San Francisco, CA 94105



Cultivate was founded to help change the way people think about improving and managing land. 
We are a California State Certified Small Business (SB) as well as a Certified Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE).