Leadership

JACOB PETERSEN, RLA, ASLA, Principal

Jacob Petersen founded PETERSEN STUDIO in 2014.  Significant leadership experience within all phases of project design and implementation allows Jacob to effectively integrate research and design vision with high-quality technical detailing to deliver projects of any scale and complexity.  During 14 years with Hargreaves Associates, Jacob was Principal-in-Charge of many of the firm’s award-winning, national-profile landscape architecture and planning projects, including: Discovery Green, Houston’s 12-acre $53M central park, enjoyed annually by over a million visitors, Belo Garden in the heart of downtown Dallas, Elizabeth Caruthers Park in Portland’s bustling South Waterfront District, and CAC Waterfront Park on San Diego’s North Embarcadero.  Private landscapes include ResMed’s Corporate Headquarters Campus in San Diego, The Infinity high-rise residential development in San Francisco’s SOMA district, and Parkview West, a high-rise residential and park project adjacent to Chicago's Navy Pier.  This extensive project experience accounts for over $150M of built work in major cities across the country.  Jacob thrives in collaborative environments with fluid exchange of ideas and perspectives.  

REGISTRATION
Landscape Architect, California #6075
Landscape Architect, Texas #3132
Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards #44252

EDUCATION
2000        Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Master of Landscape Architecture
               ASLA Honor Award for Excellence in the Study of Landscape Architecture
1991        University of California at Santa Barbara, Bachelor of Arts in History, with Honors 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
2014        Petersen Studio, Founding Principal
2000        Hargreaves Associates, Principal
1999        Peter Walker and Partners
1998        Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Harvard Community Service Fellowship 

PROJECT LEADERSHIP  Principal-in-Charge with Petersen Studio and Hargreaves Associates
2016        Burlingame Point Campus, CA
2015        Chula Vista Bayfront Parks, Chula Vista CA
2015        Streetlights Residential Highrise, San Diego CA
2014        San Diego CAC Waterfront Park, CA
2014        Oklahoma City Downtown Public Park Master Plan, OK
2012        Belo Garden, Dallas, TX
2012        Federal Courthouse and Plaza, Austin TX:  with Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects
2011        Tulsa Riverfront National Design Competition Finalist, OK
2010        Elizabeth Caruthers Park, Portland, OR
2010        South Lake Union Park, Seattle, WA:  Ph. 2 CO
2009        Oklahoma City Central Park Concept Design, OK
2009        ResMed Corporate Headquarters Campus, San Diego, CA: with Davis Davis Architects
2009        Airpark Waterfront Park Concept Design, Oklahoma City, OK
2008        Discovery Green, Houston, TX
2008        Los Angeles State Historic Park, a.k.a. “Cornfields”: with Michael Maltzan Architects
2008        The Infinity (high-rise residential), San Francisco, CA: with Arquitectonica
2008        Parkview West (high-rise residential / park), Chicago, IL:  with SCB
2008        San Luis Rey River Park Master Plan, San Diego, CA
2007        San Diego Regional Law Enforcement Memorial
2007        Lane Field Development Concept Design, San Diego, CA

PROJECT EXPERIENCE  Project Manager/ Designer with Hargreaves Associates
2005        San Diego Downtown Community Plan:  with Dyett & Bhatia
2004        Downtown Parks Master Plan, Dallas, TX:  with Carter&Burgess
2004        College of Santa Fe, Campus Master Plan, Santa Fe, NM
2003        Fair Park Comprehensive Development Plan, Dallas, TX
2002        Grant Park Framework Plan, Chicago, IL

PUBLICATIONS, LECTURES & EXHIBITIONS
2010        Sustainable Infrastructure: The Guide to Green Engineering and Design
               Case study: Los Angeles State Historic Park
2010        Ecological Public Space: West Coast Green Conference, San Francisco, 
2009        ReMade Landscapes, Los Angeles State Historic Park: LA Garden Conservancy
1999        European Biennial on Landscape, Barcelona, Spain
1998-00   Studio Works 6, 7, and 8, Harvard University Graduate School of Design

PROJECT REFERENCES
Available upon request