Bay Tree Design, Inc.
Bay Tree Design, inc. is a women-owned landscape architecture and planning firm in Berkeley, California.  Our work seeks to create beautiful, functional spaces that reflect ecological design principles, green building practices, and edible and native planting palettes. We offer landscape architecture and environmental planning services for residential, commercial, and educational settings. We are experienced in leading participatory design processes and welcome the opportunity to work with communities in crafting public spaces for everyone to enjoy.

Lisa Howard, RLA (#5054), ASLA, Bay-Friendly QLP is a licensed landscape architect who is passionate about helping people envision ideas for the outdoor spaces they inhabit.  She founded Bay Tree Design, inc. with Sharon Danks and has a gift for working with the client and arriving at a design that cleverly blends the site’s assets with the client’s desires.  U.C. Berkeley educated, Lisa has fifteen years of experience in the landscape architecture field. Her expertise includes designing public open space, children's spaces, community plans, interpretive gardens, trails and bridges, residential gardens, and leading design processes that engage community participation. Lisa has facilitated the green schoolyard master planning process for more than eighteen green schoolyards in the San Francisco Bay Area. Collaborating with Sharon Danks, Lisa was the co-designer of the Sustainable Schoolyard exhibit displayed at the U.S. Botanic Garden in Washington, D.C. in 2008.
  • Promoting the adoption of Bay-Friendly programs throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.
  • Encouraging Bay Area agencies to sign a Declaration of Support for the 7 Principles of Bay-Friendly Landscaping and Gardening. Twenty eight agencies have signed already.
  • Coordinating the reprinting of Bay-Friendly guidebooks at a reduced cost for member organizations. Over 50,000 guidebooks have been reprinted and distributed around the Bay Area.
  • Organizing a third Bay-Friendly Landscaping and Gardening Conference for 2013. Our first two conferences in 2008 & 2010 were attended by over 1000 people.
  • Creating a third party rater system to evaluate new landscape design and construction based upon the Bay-Friendly scorecard.
  • Securing grant funding to provide Coalition members with a reduced cost for implementing the Bay-Friendly programs.

Contact Bay Tree Design, Inc.

Contact Bay Tree Design, Inc.

Lisa Howard, RLA
2927 Newbury Street
Suite B
Berkeley, California  94703
Phone: 510-644-1320


Service Area

Statewide service provider in:
  • California