Articles by Tom Leader

About Tom Leader

Tom Leader is founder and principal of Tom Leader Studio, a landscape architecture practice in Berkeley, CA. For 35 years, Tom has grounded his practice in an authentic understanding and appreciation of culture, ecology, craftsmanship and design. Sincere in his exploration of the creative process, Tom has remained on the cutting edge of design innovation, his work widely recognized for excellence. Since founding Tom Leader Studio in 2001, Tom has sought to create “original, tangible experiences” of place in such award-winning projects as Railroad Park in Birmingham, Alabama, and RIVERFIRST in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and through his provocative site works and art installations. In 2012, Railroad Park received the Urban Land Institute Open Space Award and the project is also part of an upcoming PBS documentary titled “Saving the City”. A former partner at Peter Walker + Partners, Tom received a BA in landscape architecture from UC Berkeley and MLA from Harvard University Graduate School of Design.

Richmond Bayway: Coming Soon to a Shoreline Near You!

For lots of good reasons, Meeting of the Minds 2015 was held in what we consider the future urban core of the City of Richmond – Craneway Pavilion at Ford Point. This was the center of the inspiring World War Two Kaiser Shipyards, a National Historic sitting...
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