Cinda Gilliland, LEED AP


For the last twenty years she has brought strong conceptual ideas and a highly attuned eye for design and art to projects ranging from academic and mixed-use projects to community parks in the United States, China, and India. Her life-long interests in art, agriculture and the environment brought her to landscape architecture after years as an artist and small business entrepreneur. She has a particular interest in integrating agriculture into projects, and in taking cues, precedents, and inspiration from working and vernacular landscapes. As her career has progressed an underlying theme has emerged of using design and the infectious energy of human creativity to catalyze social change and community cohesiveness.

Awards of Note

2014: AIA, San Francisco Chapter, Merit Award, Apple Store, Stanford

2013: Northern California Chapter ASLA, Merit Award - Analysis, Research, Planning and Communication, Alemaya Organic Farm Master Plan
2007: Santa Rosa Courthouse Square Competition Winner
2006: Northern California Chapter ASLA, Merit Award, Stanford Alumni Center

2004: The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design, American Architecture Award, Miliptas City Hall
2003: AIA San Francisco, Excellence in Design Award (Best of the Bay), Milpitas City Hall 2002: AIA San Francisco, Honor Award, Stanford Graduate School of Business
2000: National Preservation Honor Award, Stanford Cantor Center

Selected Project Experience

• Alemaya Organic Farm Master Plan, Yolo County, California
• Apple Store, Stanford Shopping Center, Palo Alto, California
• Grand Central Creative Campus Phase 2, Glendale, California
• Dunn Residence, Duxbury, Massachusetts
• Ferme Orné (New Farm), Tassajara Valley, San Ramon, California
• Haligman Residence, San Anselmo, California
• Milpitas City Hall, Milpitas, California
• Palo Alto Arts Center, Palo Alto, California
• Paradise Beach County Park, Tiburon, California
• River Islands Vega Park & Sunset Point, Lathrop, California
• Rotary Valley Senior Housing, Marin County, California
• Santa Rosa Courthouse Square, Santa Rosa, California
• Stanford University Alumni Center, Stanford, California
• Stanford University Cantor Center for the Visual Arts, Stanford, California
• Stockton Preserve, One Planet Living, Stockton, California