Ingrid Morken, RLA, CERP, SITES AP

Landscape Architect

Overview

Ingrid Morken is a landscape architect specializing in the design of ecological restoration, park and open space, and sustainable development projects.  She brings a diverse background in landscape architecture, environmental planning, and restoration ecology to her work.  She received a Master of Landscape Architecture degree from UC Berkeley and is a licensed Landscape Architect in the State of California.

Ingrid has led the planning and design of a variety of ecological restoration projects throughout California, including stream and riparian, wetland, coastal scrub, and grassland habitats.  In the process, she utilizes site design and construction methods which maximize ecological function and minimize impacts to adjacent lands and sensitive habitats.  She also integrates projected sea level rise and resiliency to climate change into project design. In addition, she designs park and public access projects, often with the goal of preserving and enhancing the ecological character and aesthetics of the site while providing an engaging experience for the public.  As a SITES Accredited Professional and a Bay-Friendly Qualified Landscape Design Professional, she understands and implements sustainable design strategies, such as low-water use plants and irrigation systems and the protection and conservation of soil and water resources. She currently serves as co-chair of the American Society of Landscape Architects Ecology & Restoration Professional Practice Network.

Projects

Dotson Family Marsh Restoration and Public Access Plan, East Bay Regional Park District, Richmond, California

Bayshores Residential Project Wetland Reserve, Newark, California

Fitzgerald Marine Reserve Beach Access, Moss Beach, California

Yreka Creek Greenway Project, Yreka, California

Ballona Wetlands Ecological Reserve Restoration Project, Los Angeles County, California 

Soquel Canyon Stream Mitigation and Wildlife Conservation Bank, Chino Hills, California

Petersen Ranch Mitigation Bank, Leona Valley, California

San Dieguito Wetlands Restoration Implementation, San Diego and Del Mar, California

Torian Residential Project Wetland Reserve, Newark, California

Las Gallinas Valley Sanitary District Lower Miller Creek Channel Maintenance, San Rafael, California

Wilder Project Riparian Mitigation Design, Orinda, California

City of Alameda Marina Village Shoreline Park Landscape Plan, Alameda, California

India Basin Shoreline Park, San Francisco, California

Bay-Friendly Landscaping Program, Oakland, California

Education

Master of Landscape Architecture, University of California, Berkeley

BA, Environmental Studies, Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, Minnesota

Other

California Licensed Landscape Architect #5472

Certified Ecological Restoration Practitioner #0128

SITES Accredited Professional

Bay-Friendly Qualified Landscape Design Professional

American Society of Landscape Architects

Society of Ecological Restoration

California Native Grasslands Association