Who We Are

Who We Are

Karen Verpeet, M.L.A., (Senior Associate, Landscape Architect)

Karen Verpeet, M.L.A., (Senior Associate, Landscape Architect)

Phone: 
408.458.3227
Email: 
Expertise: 
Landscape Architecture
Location: 
San Francisco Bay Area

For more than 15 years, Karen has been a leader in our restoration ecology group. She’s a registered landscape architect who specializes in the design and planning of habitat restoration and open space projects in California and the western United States. Many of her projects have involved creating habitat for sensitive wildlife species and integrating native habitats at the urban-wildlands interface.

In addition to her design and planning work, Karen’s activities include coordinating projects with regulatory agencies and stakeholders, working closely with clients on strategic and technical decisions, overseeing restoration design and planning, preparation of construction documents, and providing bid and construction support.

Some of her projects include:

  • wetland and riparian revegetation design for a flood protection project extending more than 9 miles in Santa Clara County, California;
  • habitat restoration, sustainable campus upgrades, and improvements to the trail user experience along nearly 1 mile of a San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission public trail and throughout the Facebook campus in Menlo Park, California;
  • restoration of San Francisco Public Utilities Commission lands across multiple sites encompassing wetland, oak woodland, and scrub habitat in San Mateo County, California; and
  • facilitation of design, community input, and permitting for habitat restoration and circulation improvements (including pedestrian bridges, boardwalks, and paths) for a unique public-private effort at the Charleston Retention Basin in Mountain View, California.

She was on the board of the California Society for Ecological Restoration from  2004-2014 and the board of the American Society of Landscape Architects Northern California Chapter from 2009-2011.

Karen received an M.L.A. from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and a B.S. in environmental biology and management from the University of California, Davis.