ACLA had a great day planting trees in the Bayview neighborhood with Friends of the Urban Forest. Working with family, friends, and co-volunteers, ACLA helped San Francisco become 77 trees greener!
Andrea Cochran's November 4 lecture at the New York Botanical Garden included in The Architect’s Newspaper’s round up of best landscape architecture lectures nationwide - thanks AN!
East Coast friends, join the Department of Landscape Architecture at North Carolina State University for Andrea Cochran’s guest lecture September 25.
Andrea Cochran will speak at the New York Botanical Garden on November 4, 2019 as part of the 21st Annual Landscape Design Portfolios Lecture Series.
September 14-15, explore the San Francisco Bay Area’s rich history of landscape design with The Cultural Landscape Foundation’s What's Out There Weekend San Francisco Bay Area. Free, expert-lead tours of sites around the Bay, including ACLA’s Windhover Contemplative Center and the Helen Diller Civic Center Playgrounds.
ACLA, teaming with Schaum/Shieh Architects and HKS, has been shortlisted for the Houston Endowment Headquarters International Design Competition! Houston Endowment, known for supporting under-resourced communities of the greater Houston area, is seeking a team to create a new dedicated headquarters on a more accessible site that will enable it to step up its engagement with its local community.
Andrea Cochran is one of eight jurors for this year’s Built by Women. BxW, in it’s continued mission to recognize and celebrate the exceptional contributions of women to the built environment, is launching it’s second map, this time of the Los Angeles area.
A very big congratulations to two AIA SF Design Awards winners: Mark Cavagnero Associates received an Honor Award for St. Mary’s Student Chapel and the Paulett Taggart Architects / David Baker Architects team received a Commendation for 901 Fairfax Hunters View!
Helen Diller Civic Center Playgrounds receives the American Institute of Steel Construction IDEAS² Award for the innovative design of its play structures - congratulations Endrestudio!
Andrea Cochran featured in the Nob Hill Gazette’s article, “Perspectives on Beauty”.
Congratulations to 826 Valencia for opening it's brand new Mission Bay Center! We are proud to have contributed to such a delightful and beneficial project. Join the fun and games at the ribbon-cutting ceremony on March 9 and check out ACLA's Forest Wall!
Andrea Cochran presenting at Modernism Week in Palm Spring on February 18, 2019. Hear her speak about Immersive Landscapes and enjoy a week filled with lectures, tours, and films that reveal the rich history of mid century design within and around Palm Springs.
Curbed SF looks at San Francisco's best building projects in 2018. ACLA is proud to have been a part of this growth!
Andrea Cochran will be speaking alongside fellow architects and artists at the first in the Elevated Talks series at the newly completed Harmon Guest House on Saturday, January 26, 2019.
Hunters View Housing Phase 2 has received a 2018 Residential Architect Design Award from ARCHITECT magazine. Congratulations to Paulett Taggart Architects and David Baker Architects!
Andrea Cochran to speak in a panel with Thomas Balsley and Gary Hilderbrand at the 2018 ASLA Annual Meeting this October in Philadelphia. The 3 Design Medal recipients will discuss the paths and decisions that shaped their careers. Photo by Marion Brenner of one of ACLA’s formative projects, the Brookvale Residence.
DJC Oregon looks at Portland's plans for a Green Loop, an endeavor ACLA is excited to take part in as we work with Walker Macy on designs for PAM.
Landscape Architecture Magazine looks back at the Aesthetics of Planting Design Symposium, organized by Marc Treib and put on by UC Berkeley's College of Environmental Design. We are honored to have Andrea Cochran included among the list of world-class presenters. Check out the full symposium here.
The San Francisco Chronicle outlines the city's plans to make over it's Civic Center neighborhood, highlighting the new ACLA designed Helen Diller Civic Center Playgrounds. Check out the full article here.
Join us Saturday, April 28th for ASLA Northern California's San Francisco Dogpatch and Mission Bay Walking Tour! The route will feature landscape design highlights from our unique section of San Francisco, including a guided walk through ACLA's project at the Smith Cardiovascular Research Building, led by Andrea Cochran.
San Francisco Arts Commission has announced artist proposals for installations on the ACLA-designed Building One Plaza on Treasure Island. See proposals from Ai Weiwei, Chakaia Booker, and Pae White.
ACLA is pleased to announce the completion of the Helen Diller Civic Center Playgrounds! Join us Febraury 14th as the Trust for Public Land, the San Francisco Recreation & Parks Department, and the Helen Diller Family Foundation celebrate the opening!
Artists announced for Treasure Island redevelopment! Ai Weiwei, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Chakaia Booker and five other artists on the shortlist for 3 public sites that include the ACLA designed Buildng 1 Plaza.
This year, Andrea Cochran Landscape Architecture recieved three awards from the American Society of Landscape Architects! The Birmingham Residence received the Award of Excellence in the category of residential design. The Windhover Contemplative Center received an honor award in general design, and the Telegraph HIll residence received an honor award in residential design.
Los Altos Residence wins a 2017 AIA Award!
Garden Design Magazine will be hosting the immersive landscapes lecture by Andrea Cochran at the Golden Gate Club, San Francisco, on Wednesday, May 31st.
Come hear Andrea Cochran speak on immersive landscapes at the Garden Conservancy's distinguished lecture series (hosted at the Pacific Design Center of Los Angeles, Weds., April 19th).
Cottages and Gardens features one of ACLA's projects—architect Shay Zak's St. Helena home—in their February issue!
The Planthunter features Andrea Cochran in their "#37 ESCAPE" issue. Click below for a deeper look into our firm history, philosophy, and process!
Check out our new Instagram page where we will be regularly posting throughout the week.
We're making progress at Hunter's View Block 10 with David Baker Architects. Check out progress photos under our "On the Boards" section!
Andrea Cochran spoke at the International Meeting of the Landscape and Garden in Bergamo, Italy. This year's theme was the Wild Landscape.
ACLA will speak at the 2016 National ASLA Annual Meeting in New Orleans this coming October. On Sunday the 23rd, Principal Andrea Cochran will engage in a conversation with fellow landscape architect Ken Smith entitled "Elevating Experience: Methods in Artistic Practice," moderated by ACLA team member Hope Hardesty. On Monday the 24th, Cochran will participate in "The Craft of Residential Landscapes through Personal Narratives" alongside landscape architects Shane Coen and Michael Boucher. For each talk, Cochran will discuss her specific approach to design and share personal stories of challenges and successes. We hope to see you there!
Telegraph Hill Residence wins award of Honor from American Society of Landscape Architects - NCC.
The Cochran outdoor furniture collection is now available from Landscape Forms!
Andrea Cochran to speak at Louisiana State University College of Art and Design on March 14th.
Andrea Cochran is keynote speaker at the 41st annual Aggie Workshop at Texas A&M University.
ACLA's Buhl Community Park in Pittsburgh featured on the cover of Landscape Architecture Magazine.
A Wall Street Journal article on labyrinths showcases work by Andrea Cochran Landscape Architecture.
Andrea Cochran gives a lecture on "Immersive Landscapes" at the American Academy in Rome.
Andrea Cochran with Michelle Obama at a luncheon in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, to honor the winners of the 2014 National Design Awards, which are organized by the Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.
Happy New Year!
The second half of 2014 was a whirlwind of award ceremonies for Andrea. In September, Andrea and the other National Design Award Winners were honored at a lunch with the First Lady, Michelle Obama. October's National Design Week in New York City culminated with the Cooper Hewitt National Design Awards Gala. And in November, Andrea was presented with the ASLA Design Medal at the Convention in Denver.
We have a lot of exciting projects in the office and are looking forward to building beautiful landscapes in 2015.
The American Society of Landscape Architects has awarded Andrea Cochran the 2014 Design Medal in recognition of her exceptional design work. We are honored to join this list of exceptional landscape architects and moved by the support we have received. Thank you.
We are thrilled to announce that Andrea Cochran Landscape Architecture has received the 2014 National Design Award for Landscape Architecture, presented by the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. The National Design Awards program celebrates design as a vital humanistic tool in shaping the world, and seeks to increase national awareness of design by educating the public and promoting excellence, innovation, and lasting achievement.
Andrea Cochran speaks at the Gardner Museum as part of their Landscape Lecture series.
Architectural Record calls Market Square an "Urban Game Changer". ACLA designed the roof terrace for Twitter's headquarters atop this urban renewal project by Lundberg Design, RMW Architecture & Interiors, Page & Turnbull, and BCV Architects.
LEED Gold for University of California at Berkeley's Energy Biosciences Building!
The Contemporary Austin narrows search for landscape architect to 3 finalists. The Contemporary Austin names Andrea Cochran Landscape Architecture, Snohetta and Reed Hilderbrand Landscape Architecture as finalists for the Laguna Gloria Masterplan. Read the press release here.
Abby Suckle, the president of Culture NOW , says " The work of Andrea Cochran . . . often draws from the natural features of the site with minimalist and quite lovely design solutions. To us, capturing the ephemeral is about documenting the fragile, the fleeting, the understated and the transitory. It is a huge challenge. " Culture NOW features Andrea Cochran Landscape Architecture in their December 2013 newsletter.
Andrea Cochran served on the jury for The Los Angeles Chapter of The American Institute of Architects. AIA Los Angeles (AIA|LA) announced the 2013 Design Awards winners Monday night, October 28, 2013.
The Contemporary Austin has selected Andrea Cochran Landscape Architecture as one of four teams to interview for the masterplan of its Laguna Gloria campus.
Andrea Cochran to lecture at the Gardner Museum on April 10, 2014
Andrea will present her recent work articulating landscape as a medium of design for the social, cultural, and ecological life of the city.
Landscape Lectures begin at 7 pm in Calderwood Hall. Lectures include Museum admission and require a ticket; tickets can be reserved online, by phone, or in person at the door. Museum admission: adults $15, seniors $12, students $5, free for members.
UC Berkeley, Maximino Martinez Commons Receives 2013 Best Practice Award for Overall Sustainable Design This award category is for best overall sustainable design for a new building or major building renovation, showing outstanding implementation of sustainability principles and energy efficiency measures.
Drs. Julian & Raye Richardson Apartments received the 2013 Merit Award in Architecture from the American Institute of Architects, San Francisco Chapter.
2013 Honor Award Received for Smith Cardiovascular Research Building, The American Society of Landscape Architects, Northern California Chapter
Andrea Cochran is Featured on the BWAF Website
The Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation promotes the acknowledgement of women's contribution to the built environment. Andrea Cochran is interviewed on the April 2, 2013 web posting
CVRB voted best public plaza
John King says the courtyard of the Cardiovascular Research Building at UCSF-Mission Bay is the best (semi)-public plaza of 2012. "This handsome lab building by SmithGroup with Jim Jennings Architecture was joined in 2012 by an entry plaza along Nelson Rising Way between Third and Fourth streets. Andrea Cochran Landscape Architecture unfurled an abstract homage to the salt marshes that might once have been here, with varied rows of clumped grasses amid benches and communal tables. It's artistic but also comfortable - no easy feat."
Allegheny Public Square voted best public art
The citizens have spoken. Allegheny Public Square is home to Pittsburgh's best new public art! Anchoring the new park with an ethereal cloud, Ned Kahn's sculpture 'Cloud Arbor' continues to enthrall children and adults alike.
Richardson Apartments featured in New York Times
The arts section of the New York Times ran a great article about the Richardson Apartments on Thursday, October 11, 2012. See the link.
The Society of Garden Designers Conference
Andrea Cochran to lecture at the Society of Garden Designers Conference in London, on November 10, 2012
University of British Columbia Continuing Studies Garden Design Lecture
The Edited Landscape: Engaging the Ephemeral is the title of Andrea Cochran's lecture to be given on Friday, October 19 at 7:00 p.m. at Robson Square, Vancouver, BC, Canada. Free. Seating is limited. Call (604) 822-1444 to reserve a seat.
LEED GOLD for CVRB!!
It's official! University of California San Francisco's Cardiovascular Research Building is now LEED GOLD Certified! What a great team and fabulous project. Check back soon for updated photographs.
Dedication of Buhl Community Park at Allegheny Square
Allegheny Square Park on the North Side, which closed last July for renovations, was not the sort of place usually associated with the word "park." Mostly concrete, the old space lacked grassy areas and shade from trees.... see link
Twitter employees revel in company’s new headquarters
Read The San Francisco Chronicle's on-line article...
Richardson Apartments in the News Again
S.F. low-income housing complex wins design awards...by John King, San Francisco Chronicle, May 23
Richardson Apartments receives Residential Architect 2012 Merit Award
A jury panel of six architects reviewed nearly 800 projects during two days of judging and selected 36 entries worthy of a 2012 ra design award. Drs. Julian & Raye Richardson Apartments won the Merit Award in the Affordable Housing category.
Drs. Julian & Ray Richardson Apartments wins 2012 AIA Award
Richardson Apartments wins top honors in the American Institute of Architects 2012 AIA Housing Awards category.
Merit Award received for Drs. Julian and Raye Richardson Apartments
American Society of Landscape Architects, North California Chapter
Andrea Cochran Picked as One of Ten Horticultural Idols
On Thomas Rainer's blog, Grounded Design, he writes, "Andrea Cochran might be one of the best landscape architects of our time..."
2011 ASLA Professional Award
The American Society of Landscape Architects awards the Honor Award for Residential Design for the Peninsula Residence in Hillsborough, California.
The Wall Street Journal – A Master of the Minimalist Garden
Andrea Cochran is known for an edgy approach that sits somewhere between garden design and modern art...
Bellbrook Garden wins ASLA 2011 Merit Award
American Society of Landscape Architects, Northern California Chapter
War Memorial Board of Trustees Announces Winner of The San Francisco Veterans Memorial Design Competition
SAN FRANCISCO, July 14, 2011 – The War Memorial Board of Trustees today endorsed the design proposal submitted by Susan Narduli and Andrea Cochran for the San Francisco Veterans Memorial.
San Francisco Chronicle - Bold Design Scores with Flying Colors
Salesforce's 14-acre campus plan fits (and jolts) the neighborhood
Women in the Dirt, a Documentary Film by Carolann Stoney
This film highlights the groundbreaking work of seven women scions of the field: Isabelle Greene, Cheryl Barton, Katherine Spitz, Andrea Cochran, Lauren Malendrez, Mia Lehrer and Pamela Palmer. Their work is diverse, both public and private, intimate and grand, crafted with an awareness of sustainability, accessibility, beauty, and enduring value.
In the Garden - Living Spaces Between Desire and Experiment Exhibition
Stone Edge Farms, awarded third place in the 2010 Best Private Plots Competition, will be featured at the Exhibition, starting May 19, 2011, in the City Museum Nordico in Linz.
ASLA NJ Certificate of Appreciation
The New Jersey Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architecture awards Andrea Cochran a Certificate of Appreciation for outstanding service in advancing the profession of landscape architecture.