San Francisco, Cambridge, New York

Hargreaves Associates - Firm - Profile


Hargreaves Associates is a professional consulting firm comprised of landscape architects and planners with offices in San Francisco, California, Cambridge, Massachusetts, New York City, and London. The firm is comprised of three senior Principals, seven Principals, two Senior Associates, five Associates, and fifteen other full-time professionals. The work includes a wide range of urban design, waterfronts, public parks, academic, corporate, institutional, and residential planning and design projects.

Since its founding in 1983, Hargreaves Associates has received has received 34 national awards from the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), six from the American Institute of Architects (AIA), five from the Waterfront Center, three from Progressive Architecture and numerous international awards. The firm has been and continues to be published and exhibited nationally and internationally. The firmís work centers on planning and design that is specific to a site including its historical context, its natural processes and the uses aspired to for that site Ė and it embodies a commitment to civic vitality and creative solutions that meld cultural desires, functional needs and site.

The firmís organization centers on projects. The Principals and Associates assigned to a project remain committed throughout that projectís life. Hargreaves Associatesí projects encompass a wide range of scales and locations, both national and international. Several significant projects include: the Sydney 2000 Olympics Public Domain in Australia; the London 2012 Olympic Park in the U.K.; Louisville Waterfront Park in Louisville, Kentucky; The University of Cincinnati Master Plan and the implementation projects for University Commons, Campus Green and Main Street at the University of Cincinnati in Cincinnati, Ohio; Chattanooga 21st Century Waterfront Park in Chattanooga, Tennessee; the Shaw Center for the Arts in Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Guadalupe River Park in San Jose, California; Crissy Field in San Francisco; Discovery Green in Houston, TX, and the William J. Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Projects recently completed through construction include Belo Garden in Dallas, Texas; Cumberland Park in Nashville, Tennessee; Boalt Hall landscape at the University of California at Berkeley; the Science and Engineering Quad at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California; the Syracuse Center of Excellence in Syracuse, New York; East River Science Park Phase 1 in New York City, New York; and Light Rail Plaza at Denver Union Station in Denver, Colorado.

Projects currently under construction include the Exxon Mobil Office Complex in Houston, Texas; the University of Chicago Logan Performing Arts Center in Chicago, Illinois; the Downriver Park in New Orleans, Louisiana; the public realm at the historic Denver Union Station in Denver, Colorado; the McCoy Federal Courthouse in Jackson, Mississippi; and American Indian Cultural Center Museum in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Recently completed planning efforts include the Richmond Riverfront Plan in Richmond, Virginia; the Jamaica Bay Parklands Vision Plan in New York City, New York; and the U.S. Golf Association Headquarters Master Plan in Far Hills, New Jersey.

Hargreaves Associates combines the skills of landscape architecture, planning, and urban design with related disciplines to create memorable environments. The work is characterized by a philosophy of strong, simple design that responds in innovative ways to the unique set of forces exerted upon each site from both cultural and environmental processes. This design philosophy is integrated with a clear understanding of costs, current construction techniques, and scheduling, with an all-important emphasis on the clientís needs and goals.