Sara Peschel

Founding Partner


Sara Peschel has 20 years of experience in landscape architecture, urban design and public art. She is a founding partner at GROUNDWORKS Office. Her work addresses various scales from large scale urban ecologies to smaller scale public open space and garden projects. This wide range of project experience includes knowledge of the public review process, strong project management skills, and the rewarding challenge of translating creative solutions into built form with a focus on detail. Her background in natural resources and experience in public art has fostered a deep interest in how the design process can facilitate a personal connection to the natural environment.


Harvard University - Master of Landscape Architecture
University of Vermont - Bachelor of Science

Professional Experience

GROUNDWORKS Office - Berkeley, California

Tom Leader Studio - Berkeley, California
Matthews Nielson Landscape - New York, New York
Dennis Oppenheim Artist - New York, New York
Sawyer Berson Architecture and Landscape - New York, New York
Acconci Studio - New York, New York

Teaching Experience

Academy of Art University - School of Landscape Architecture 

Professional Affiliations

Urban Land Institute
San Francisco Planning and Urban Research
American Institute of Architects - East Bay Chapter