Sarah Kuehl is a partner with over 16 years of experience. She has led numerous projects ranging in scale, budget, and design character, developing close partnerships with clients and bringing both design vision and project know-how to the realization of their projects. Sarah, is a licensed Landscape Architect, Leed and Bay Friendly Landscape certified, and has extensive experience in integrating site systems aimed at achieving long-term site sustainability. 

Recent projects include a concept plan for Gateway Park in Oakland, CA.  Projects completed while Sarah was a partner at PWP include the campus of Pixar Animation Studios in Emeryville, California; and the Newport Beach City Hall and Park in Newport Beach California. 

She lives in Oakland, CA with her husband, a kinetic sculptor, and their 3 children.


  • University of California, Berkeley; Master of Landscape Architecture, 1998
  • Harvard University; Bachelor of Arts in Social Studies, magna cum laude, 1993

Professional Experience

  • PWP Landscape Architecture, 1998-2011

Representative Work

  • Inter-urban Electric Rail Bridyard Yard (IERBYS) temporary plaza for Bay Bridge Opening, Oakland, CA
  • Corporate Campus Tree Management Plan, Cupertino, CA
  • Corporate Campus Enhancements, Cupertino, CA
  • Corporate Campus Vision Plan, Cupertino, CA

Completed while at Peter Walker and Parners

  • Newport Beach City Hall and Park, Newport Beach, California
  • Stanford University Graduate School of Business, Palo Alto, California
  • Pixar Animation Studios, Emeryville, California
  • University of Texas at Dallas Landscape Master Plan, Richardson, Texas
  • University of California, Merced Campus Master Plan
  • Rice University Central Quadrangle, Houston, Texas
  • North Carolina Museum of Art Gallery Expansion, Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Speedway Promenade and the East Mall, University of Texas, Austin, Texas
  • Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, Texas
  • LBNL Molecular Foundry, Berkeley, California
  • DFI Resources, Hilltop Residence, and 6D Ranch, Austin, Texas
  • Kramlich Residence, Oakville, California
  • Pennsylvania Avenue at the White House Competition, Washington, D.C.
  • Urban Design and Security Plan, Washington, D.C.
  • University of California, Mission Bay, San Francisco, California
  • Campus Performing Arts Center, University of California, Davis, California 
  • Imperial Bank, Costa Mesa, California


  • Xtreme LA: Austin, 2010
  • Lecturer, Department of Landscape Architecture, University of California, Berkeley
  • Teaching Assistant, Laboratorio Architette Nomade, NJIT Summer Program, Naples, Italy
  • Teaching Assistant, University of California, Berkeley Extension
  • Graduate Student Instructor, University of California, Berkeley
  • Teaching Fellow in Photography, Department of Visual And Environmental Studies, Harvard College


  • Fellow, American Academy in Rome, 2004–2005
  • College of Environmental Design Alumni Association Award, 1998
  • ASLA Merit Award, 1998
  • H. Leland Vaughn Prize in Landscape Architecture, University of California, Berkeley, 1998
  • Fred Barlow Design Award, University of California, Berkeley, 1997

Lectures and Invitations

  • GOOD Design Bay Area, 2010, “Nutureforce”
  • SF Chronicle Empty Lots Challenge, 2009
  • ASLA, 2007, “Inside the office of PWPLA”
  • AIA San Diego, 2006, “Perimeter security”
  • Frameworks Issue #4, 2006, “Weeds Holes and Dirt”
  • Colorado ASLA, 2004 “Perimeter security and landscapes of fear”