Rick Barrett (PLA, ASLA, LEED AP ND) is an accomplished designer and planner with expertise in leading complex, large-scale urban and open space projects, as well as those in more intimate suburban and neighborhood settings. From the beaches of the Jersey shore to New York’s Central Park, Rick was heavily influenced by the landscapes, architecture, and nature he grew up in. His sense of stewardship for the land was forged early as a teenager organizing monthly river cleanups. This influence can be seen in the artful blend of ecology, creativity, innovation, and inclusivity that he brings to the design and planning process. Whether it’s a downtown waterfront or a park master plan, Rick leads clients, stakeholders, and community members in defining a common vision and detailing how that vision can be achieved. His deep respect for the environment is reflected in his dedication to the design and development of environments that meet accepted high levels of environmentally responsible, sustainable development. On every project, Rick is in constant pursuit of new ways to improve the quality and aesthetics of life for all people.
Rick is Director of the San Diego office.