PLA Senior Associate with Alta Planning + Design
Lisa Beyer is a landscape architect and urban designer, passionate about cities, design and community. Her love of urban landscapes informs a long-standing commitment to planning, design, and implementation of high-performance green infrastructure and public realm projects.
Lisa joined Alta Planning + Design in 2016 to help lead and grow the landscape design practice in Northern California. Alta is a leader in active transportation planning, design, and implementation, with expertise in trails, Complete Streets, parks and open spaces, wayfinding, and much more.
Prior to joining Alta, Lisa provided landscape and green infrastructure design and planning expertise as an on-site consultant to the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission. She was responsible for watershed-based planning, green infrastructure project design, program and policy development and outreach. Lisa served as lead landscape architect for Sunset Boulevard Greenway and Baker Beach Green Street projects. These early green infrastructure projects are the first landscape based stormwater management projects to be implemented by the City as part of the 6.9 billion Sewer System Improvement Program.
From 2008 to 2011, Lisa worked for the Philadelphia Water Department's Office of Watersheds in the Sustainable Stormwater Program. She was responsible for the planning, design and implementation of the landbased stormwater infrastructure programs outlined in Philadelphia's precedent-setting Green City, Clean Waters Plan. Lisa managed the development of the Green Public Open Space Program, the Maintenance Program, landscape design for Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) projects, project management, and policy development for green infrastructure implementation.