Photograph by Mimi Haddon

Pamela Burton, FASLA, LEED Green Associate
Principal, President

Pamela Burton combines an extensive knowledge of plant materials and the history of landscape with an interest in architectural spaces that have symbolic resonance.  As principal of the firm with over 37 years of professional experience, she oversees conceptual design and plays a critical role in site and program analysis, design development, client presentations and construction observation. Burton’s projects include private residences and public spaces in California, New York, Brazil, Bahamas, Japan, and Taiwan.

She has explored the significance of landscape and its relationship to art and architecture at design symposia and international speaking engagements. She has taught and lectured at many universities, including the UCLA School of Architecture, the University of Southern California, and the Southern California Institute of Architecture.
 
Her work has been featured in many books including Pocket Gardens and Transforming the American Garden as well as in Landscape Architecture magazine, Garden Design, Process, and the Los Angeles Times Magazine.   In 2003, Princeton Architectural Press “Private Landscapes: Modernist Gardens in Southern California,” which profiles the suburban gardens by mid-century modernists Richard Neutra, Rudolph Schindler, and a number of their colleagues. In 2010, Princeton published Pamela Burton Landscapes, which focuses on the interrelationships and crossovers between twenty of the company’s private and public projects.  

Education

Master of Architecture
School of Architecture and Planning, University of California, Los Angeles
 
Bachelor of Arts
School of Environmental Design, University of California, Los Angeles

License

Landscape Architect, State of California #1829
LEED Green Associate

Membership

Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects
Horticultural Advisory Committee, Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
City of Los Angeles Mayor’s Design Advisory Committee
Design Review Board, City of Santa Monica
Design Review Board, University of California, Riverside