Our services


Community Planning + Conservation

Community +
Urban Design

Community Advisory Services

We bring experience, compelling graphic tools and a rigorous process to help inspire creative teams, communities and stakeholders through the steps of crafting a fully thought-out vision to realize project and community goals. We are believers in the power of a strong and compelling vision that often drives design innovation.

We give special attention to fostering relationships and understanding the culture, the history and the DNA of a place. We are experienced in preparing comprehensive conservation strategies, community plans, general plans, development standards and master plans to ensure that a project’s vision is protected and realized.

Understanding and respecting the land and environment is key to the success of any project endeavor. We bring together the fields of policy expertise, site design, landscape architecture, placemaking and planning and put that together with community building. We think of ourselves as stewards of the land, and treat every project as such.

Navigating the process of obtaining permits, approvals and environmental certification can be daunting. We are experienced in managing large project teams and working in a collaborative way to craft development, strategic policy efforts and conservation strategies that come from the communities they serve.

Our Clients:

We believe in partnering with our clients and building long-term “shared” value. By “shared value” we mean the development of a value system for projects which creates economic value while also creating value for the region and community. We believe this is the only way to  deliver long-term, beautiful, resilient places that are economically self-sustaining.

We work in the private and public sectors and understand the complexities of land use policy, sustainability, and long-term planning goals and how that guides project designs to meet a community's and client's vision.



AFFILIATIONS + Certifications:

Embarcadero Capital Partners, San Francisco Bay Region

Glen Oaks Big Sur, California

North American Land Trust (NALT), Pennsylvania

Oberndorf Enterprises, San Francisco

Tim Lewis Communities, Northern California

YCS Investments, San Francisco

California Coastal Conservancy

California Department of Conservation

California Strategic Growth Council

City of Alameda, California

Santa Clara County - Department of Planning + Development

Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority (OSA)

Solano County Community Development Department, CA

Sustainable Agricultural Education (SAGE), Berkeley, California

City of Orinda

APA - American Planning Association

ASLA - American Society of Landscape Architects

SPUR - San Francisco Planning and Urban Research

USGBC - US Green Building Council, LEED accredited

State of California Certified Small Business (SB)

Certified Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)

Urban Land Institute – Associate Member

Cultivate was founded to help change the way people think about improving and managing land. We are a California State Certified Small Business (SB) as well as a Certified Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE).