People

Laura, Associate Principal and licensed California Landscape Architect, joined Lutsko Associates in 1999.  She shares the firm’s focus on an artistic approach to the public landscape, volunteering landscape design services on local urban projects.  She worked with Public Architecture on the San Francisco Streets to Parks pilot project and has recently worked with a neighborhood group in Oakland on renovations of an east Oakland park.  She’s currently teaching part time in the Department of Landscape Architect at UC Berkeley.  At Lutsko Associates Laura has worked on numerous public and residential projects including the award winning Oak Savanna Vineyards, Ketchum Residence and Portola Valley Town Center.  She is currently working on the California Native Plant Garden at the UC Davis Arboretum, the landscape design for The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills and a number of residential projects.

Education

Master of Landscape Architecture, U.C. Berkeley | 1997
Professional Chef Certificate, California Culinary Academy, San Francisco, CA | 1988
Bachelor of Arts, Indiana Univerity, Bloomington, Indiana | 1982

Professional Experience

Lutsko Associates, San Francisco, CA, Associate Principal | 1999 – present
San Jose Redevelopment Agency, Design Associate | 1997 – 1999

Teaching Experience

Department of Landscape Architecture, CED, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, California, Lecturer | Fall 2012 – Fall 2013
Deep Springs College, Deep Springs Valley, California, Studio Instructor | Spring 2001

Awards and Publications

Lutsko Associates Project Manager for The Arboretum GATEway Garden at UC Davis, ASLA Northern California Chapter Award of Honor in General Design | 2016
Lutsko Associates Project Manager for The Wallis Annenberg Center for Performing Arts, Los Angeles Conservatory, Conservation Award with SPF:Architects | 2015
Lutsko Associates Project Manager for The Wallis Annenberg Center for Performing Arts, The Chicago Athenaeum, American Architectural Award to SPF:Architects | 2014
Lutsko Associates Project Manager for Portola Valley Town Center, ASLA Northern California Chapter Award of Excellence in Design: Commercial and Institutional | 2011
Lutsko Associates Project Manager for Portola Valley Town Center, ASLA Northern California Chapter Award of Excellence in Design: Commerical and Institutional | 2011
Lutsko Associates Project Manager for Portola Valley Town Center, AIA Top Ten Green Projects Award with Siegel & Strain Architects | 2009
Lutsko Associates Project Manager for Oak Savanna Vineyards, ASLA Award of Honor in Residential Design | 2009
Lutsko Associates Project Manager for Ketchum Residence, ASLA Award of Excellence in Residential Design | 2008
“Earthworms”, Temporary Installation, Earthworks Now 2003, Copper Mountain College, Joshua Tree, California, 2nd place for Three Dimensional Sculpture | 2003

Registration

CA License # 4945 | 2007