Landscape Architecture + Resilience Planning

WRT is a planning and design firm based in San Francisco and Philadelphia. The firm’s interdisciplinary team of planners, urban designers, architects, and landscape architects is committed to designing with nature and reinforcing urbanism.

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“Two things come to mind that are unique to working in the Bay Area. First, the comradery and collaboration between smart, driven, like-minded people from different disciplines. Second, getting to know the daily worries and concerns of communities around the Bay. This grounds our work in today’s challenges while giving climate change more urgency.”

John Gibbs, WRT

WRT guides the development of projects through a process that depends upon a sound understanding of community values and aspirations, obtained through early and continuous citizen involvement, our national perspective on place-based design, and a commitment to understanding the site-specific opportunities and challenges as a basis for strategic decision-making.


  • East Bay Regional Parks District
  • Hayward Area Recreation and Park District
  • Mariposa County
  • The City of Fresno
  • The City of Oakland

Bothin Marsh Adaptation & Trails Project, Mill Valley, CA
A Marin County prototype for adapting to sea level rise using nature-based strategies. These strategies allow the shoreline to evolve while restoring wetlands and providing recreational access.

Estuary Park Renovation & Expansion Project, Oakland, CA
Redesigning a historic park to accommodate a growing local population from the rapidly developing adjacent neighborhood, while also responding to climate-related challenges including sea level rise.

Lake Merritt Park Master Plan & Projects, Oakland, CA
Implementation of the master plan has proved successful in improving the natural conditions in and around the lake, and the recreational and social functions of park amenities.

San Francisco Bay Trail Risk Assessment & Adaptation Priority Plan, Alameda & Contra Costa Counties, CA
The Plan identifies key locations where nature-based approaches to shoreline adaptation will provide community benefits, and where East Bay Parks and partners will continue to develop and implement recommendations through community engagement processes.

Lead Contacts

  • John Gibbs, PA, ASLA, LEED AP
    Principal / Landscape Architect + Urban Designer
  • Cristina Bejarano, AICP, ASLA, LEED AP
    Senior Associate / Adaptation Planner + Urban Designer

Firm Details

  • WRT
    San Francisco
    478 Tehama Street, Suite 2B
    San Francisco, CA 94103