Kate Kirsh, PLA

President; Landscape Architect and Trail Planner with Foothill Associates


Kate Kirsh, Foothill Associates President and Landscape Architect, specializes in parks, trails, recreation, and opens space planning and design at the regional, local, and site scales. She has worked on all phases of project planning and design including site assessment, conceptual design, planting plans, grading, construction drawings, implementation, cost estimating, phasing, community surveys, workshop facilitation, and operations and maintenance strategies. Her experience includes considerable contact with federal, state, and local regulatory agencies as well as private public interest groups, landowners, and tribes. Kate Kirsh co-presented “The Dry Creek Greenway and Parkway: Building Multi-Jurisdiction Consensus for Regional Trails” at the California Trails and Greenway Conference in 2008. She has also run numerous public workshops addressing multiuse trails in rural and urban communities.