Joanna holds Master’s degrees in Landscape Architecture and Architecture from UC Berkeley. She also has Bachelor of Arts degrees in Architecture and Theater & Performance Studies from UC Berkeley.
Her passion for both architecture and the landscape comes from her interest in biophilic design – the integration of nature in the built environment and its role in people’s everyday lives. Growing up in the immense urban sprawl of Los Angeles inspired her focus on ecologically sensitive design in urban environments.
As a student at UC Berkeley, Joanna was awarded The Green Initiative Fund Mini-Grant, the Beatrix Farrand Grant, and the Bakewell/Brown & Bakewell/Weihe Prize. Joanna was also a sponsored UC Berkeley student-representative in the 2015 Design Futures Leadership Forum and the 2016 ASLA Mid-Year Meeting.
Prior to joining GLS as a full staff member in 2016, Joanna interned in 2013, working on Visitacion Valley, Portero Infrastructure, and the Genentech Campus. She also has pre-professional experience at PWP, Hart| Howerton, Meyer+Silberberg, and MTC. She is currently serving on the ASLA Committee on Education as an Associate ASLA and Associate AIA.
On her days off, Joanna enjoys hiking, craft-making, and eating tacos.Back to Staff