Terri, Associate Principal and a licensed California Landscape Architect, joined Lutsko Associates in 1999 after spending a year managing an organic farm.   The firm matches her interests in the vernacular forms found in agricultural landscapes and the use of native plants.  Terri is particularly interested in the design of native grass meadows.    In addition to designing residential gardens throughout the Bay Area, she has been the project manager for several campus and arboretum projects including the LEED platinum-rated Natural Sciences Building at Mills College and  a new nursery for the San Francisco Botanical Garden.  Terri is an accomplished landscape painter and often takes inspiration from her design projects.


Master of Landscape Architecture, Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, Massachusetts | 1998
Bachelor of Arts, English Literature, Magna Cum Laude, New York University, New York, New York | 1990

Professional Experience

Lutsko Associates, San Francisco, CA, Associate Principal 1999- present
Ideal Organics Farm, Walla Walla, WA | 1998-1999
Filoli Garden, Woodside, CA | 1994-1995

Awards and Publications

ALSA Northern California Chapter Honor Award for San Anselmo Residence | 2017
Community Service Fellowship, Harvard University | 1997
Penny White Award, Harvard University | 1996
Phi Beta Kappa, New York University | 1990
University Scholar, New York University | 1986-1990
Merit Scholar, New York University | 1986-1990


CA License #5310 | 2007

Selected Projects

Francisco Park, San Francisco, CA, Current
Cabo San Lucas Residence, Current
CuriOdyssey, San Mateo, CA, 2016
Nine Suns Winery, Napa, CA 2016
Portola Valley Residence, 2014
Monte Sereno Residence, 2014
Los Altos Hills Residence, 2013
San Anselmo Residence, 2012
Nursery: Center for Sustainable Gardening – San Francisco Botanical Garden Nursery, 2009
Chilean Garden & Andean Cloud Forest – San Francisco Botanical Garden, 2009
Mills College Graduate School of Business, Oakland, CA 2009
Mills College Music Building, Oakland, CA 2008
Mills College President’s House, Oakland, CA 2008
Mills College Botany Garden, Oakland, CA 2007
The Betty Irene Moore Natural Sciences Building at Mills College, Oakland, CA 2006
Universal Unitarian Fellowship of Sonoma County, Santa Rosa, CA 2006
Global Ecology Center, Carnegie Institution of Washington, Stanford, CA 2004
Lone Pine Interagency Visitor Center, 2003
Quintessa Winery, Napa, CA 2003