Stewardship Advisory Panel


Gary Strang is Principal of GLS Landscape/Architecture in San Francisco, where for the past 25 years, he has focused on the design of contemporary urban landscapes. Blurring the lines between disciplines, his multi-disciplinary team seeks to improve the livability of cities through the integration of architecture, infrastructure, and landscape. Recent projects include 2 acres of waterfront outdoor space at the Exploratorium ‘Museum of Science, Art and Human Perception’ at Piers 15 & 17 in San Francisco, The New Stanford Hospital, and the expansion of the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley. As a young professional he was a regular lecturer in the Department of Landscape Architecture at UC Davis and in the Departments of Architecture and Landscape at UC Berkeley. During that time, he explored with his students those architects whose work was in an equal dialogue with the landscape, and he came to an appreciation of Neutra’s work, along with others such as Thomas Jefferson at the University of Virginia, Frank Lloyd Wright, Carlo Scarpa, and the Case Study Architects. Gary is a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects, a licensed architect, and currently is Co-Chair of the Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC) Design Review Board.