Architecture 2030’s leadership and the people working by our side to decarbonize the built environment.
Pamela Conrad, PLA, ASLA, LEED AP, is a Principal at CMG Landscape Architecture and Founder of Climate Positive Design in San Francisco, CA. As our world continues to face challenges of urbanization, social injustices and climate change, Pamela focuses on finding solutions to the climate crisis and planning for a resilient future. Her passion for the environment is deeply rooted – from growing up on a farm in the mid-western United States, to degrees in Plant Science and regenerative landscape architecture, and large-scale habitat restoration experience.
At CMG she concentrates on climate and resilience projects including protecting 7.5 miles of waterfront from flood and seismic events on the Port on the San Francisco Waterfront Resilience Program. Conrad also leads the global, award-winning research initiative called Climate Positive Design, which empowers designers of the exterior built environment to reduce carbon emissions and increase sequestration. The initiative provides free online guidance and resources, including the Climate Positive Design Challenge and the landscape carbon Pathfinder app.
Conrad is the Vice-Chair of the International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA) Climate Change Working Group who co-authored the IFLA Climate Action Commitment presented at COP26 and is a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects Climate Action Committee. Her nearly two decades of work has been widely featured as Conrad speaks nationally and internationally on the subjects of landscape architecture, climate action, and designing for future resilience.