Prairieform is a landscape and urban design company based in the San Francisco Bay Area


Founded in 2008 in Minnesota and now based in Oakland, CA, Prairieform is a landscape and urban design practice whose projects create rich, diverse, and vibrant urban and natural landscapes that are big on looks and function but low on resources. Our primary focuses are water conservation and irrigation-free landscapes (we are the creators of the first irrigation-free landscape in Minnesota), walkable neighborhood planning and design guidelines, culturally informed design guidelines, urban tree canopy restoration, and improving habitat for urban wildlife and humans alike. We are equally at home heading up projects or working on larger teams. As such, other firms and entities we have worked with include Dudek, Alta Planning, the City of Palo Alto, Deborah Murphy Urban Design + Planning, Glen Dake Landscape Architect, Place It!, the Longfellow Community Council, and the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization, Juxtaposition Arts, the San Jose Department of Transportation, Los Angeles Neighbors, Sense of Place Lab, and Fieldworks Collaborative. We are also licensed landscape contractors in the state of California (#1039171), fully bonded and insured.

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