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Landscape Architecture

Jeff McLane

Director, School of Landscape Architecture

Jeff McLane is a licensed landscape architect in California. For the past 17 years he has been a founding partner and president at Jeff McLane + Associates Landscape Architects in Marin. He was a founding partner of MAC Studio, a community based design group in Oakland. Jeff is also a painter and sculptor, and has exhibited his work in galleries throughout the Bay Area. Jeff is LEED BD+C certified through the US Green Building Council and is committed to design work that is sustainable, responsible and inclusive. For the past 25 years, Jeff has worked on a variety of projects throughout the Bay Area. These involve working for variety of public and private clients including commercial, educational, institutional, and community participatory design projects throughout the greater San Francisco Bay Area.

Heather Clendenin

Online Director, School of Landscape Architecture

As a licensed landscape architect, Heather has over 30 years and a wide range of professional and academic experience. She has taught at UC Berkeley, the University of Michigan, and the Danish Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen where she was a Fulbright Scholar. Selected projects include: the Advanced Concepts Center for General Motors, Malibu, CA; Columbia University's athletic training center, NY, NY; Carousel Park Playground at the Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica CA; the masterplan for Claremont's Harvey Mudd College, CA; the General Motors Corporate Headquarters in Thousand Oaks, CA; and Berkeley Hillel in Berkeley, CA as well as several design competition awards. She has an MLA from the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University.