Bonnie Fisher — JC Nichols Prize Jury

ROMA Design Group

Bonnie Fisher is a Principal of ROMA Design Group and Director of Landscape Design. Her project experience ranges in scale from planning for major open space preservation and restoration projects and the planning of new urban districts to the specific design and implementation of urban open space, plazas, and streetscapes.

Fisher is a registered landscape architect, and holds a Masters of Landscape Architecture in Urban Design from UC Berkeley and a Bachelor’s of Arts (Cum Laude) from UCLA. Over the course of her career, she has taught and lectured at various educational and other institutions, has contributed numerous articles and chapters and authored a book (in progress); has served as major speaker at various conferences, such as the National Society of Ecological Restoration, the Urban Land Institute, and the American Planning Association. She has served on numerous awards juries, including the American Society of Landscape Architects and the Congress for New Urbanism, and has also received numerous awards for her professional work. Currently, she serves as a member of the newly formed Urban Forest Council for the City and County of San Francisco and is a member of the Chancellor’s Advisory Committee for the new University of California campus at Merced.

Over the past twenty years, Bonnie has played a key role as the lead designer and planner on a number of projects in California, across the country and around the world. In San Francisco, she has played a longstanding role in the redevelopment of the urban waterfront and its transformation from industrial and maritime uses to a vibrant mixed use urban district served by transit and connected by a necklace of diverse open spaces. Currently, she is actively involved in the urban design effort associated with the replacement of the Alaskan Way Viaduct and Seawall on the Seattle waterfront and is the landscape architect for the design of the Martin Luther King National Memorial on the Capitol Mall in Washington, DC.

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