John R. Gibbs
John Gibbs is a registered landscape architect and urban designer in WRT’s San Francisco office. With more than 20 years of experience in a range of innovative work that includes educational campuses, park design and systems planning, community revitalization, streetscape enhancements, and detailed construction documentation, John seeks to engage social culture, ecology, and sustainability in the landscape. His work reflects his belief that open space infrastructure, whether at the scale of parks, landscaped plazas, or streets, is a crucial and integral part of creating quality urban environments. Landscape strategies are central to his work for both urban communities and campuses seeking to improve their ambiance and sense of place. Community outreach is a key component of John’s work, and input obtained through stakeholder interviews, focus groups, and interactive workshops has shaped all of his projects. His community engagement skills and ability to help clients build consensus through a managed process has become a specialty service that compliments his traditional planning and design leadership.