At Field Collective, we strive to create work at the intersection of ecology, functionality and beauty.
- We recognize the urgency of creating innovative and creative solutions to the global catastrophes of the Anthropocene – “an unofficial unit of geologic time used to describe the most recent period in Earth’s history when human activity started to have a significant impact on the planet’s climate and ecosystems.” – National Geographic
- We aim to integrate strategies of biodiversity enhancement, carbon emission reduction and carbon sequestration into all our projects where possible.
- We are eager to aid passionate clients in their desires to cultivate visually inviting and ecologically functional projects.
- We wish to encourage and increase opportunities for interactions with nature, and believe clever design can enable this in even the most urban of situations.
- We advance our practice through constant learning and practice-based research. Many lessons can be learnt from plants if we take the time to observe, and forgotten or underutilized landscape management practices hold valuable knowledge to seek.
- We acknowledge the Bay Area was a landscape stewarded by indigenous tribes Chochenyo, Karkin, Ramaytush,Yokuts, Muwekma, Patwin, Bay Miwok, and Muwekma prior to colonization. We recognize we are living and working on their unceded homeland.
- We recognize many projects and practice default to a narrative that is not inclusive. We seek ways to bring forward the narratives of those who have been silenced or marginalized.
Field Collective is a San Francisco-based landscape architecture practice. At Field Collective, we work with house owners, engineers, architects and community groups to create unique and site responsive landscapes. We embrace collaboration; we will work closely with you to design collaborative and creative solutions to your project goals.
We are also passionate about designing with plants – the benefit they provide to biodiversity enhancement and the emotional connection to the wild they trigger in us all. During 2020, we volunteered many hours to the Potrero Eco-Patch, a community-led demonstration garden, where we have developed a series of San Francisco native plant mixes for testing and research.
In addition to typical landscape architecture services, we also offer our services as horticultural consultants and can supply arborist reports, tailored planting lists, schematic planting plans, full construction documentation planting plans, details, specifications, and construction support.
Alexandra Harker and Nicki Copley have worked closely since 2017. While at San Francisco firm Creo Landscape Architecture, they worked together on multiple projects, including a large aged-living campus upgrade in Union City, a preschool in San Mateo, and a Mountain View office open space. Since coming together in 2020 as Field Collective, they have collaborated on the community-based Eco Patch project in Potrero Hill, San Francisco, as well as multiple residential projects within the wider Bay Area. Shared passions for the environment, education and research, and industry innovations, as well as their friendship, creates a solid foundation for their work.