Part-Time Instructor, School of Landscape Architecture
Ms. Bava has over thirty years of combined experience in landscape architecture, urban design and planning. She maintains expertise in fields of community development projects, healthcare campuses, university campuses, civic facilities, educational environments, and historic sites. She brings to the design team a knowledge of the public design process and strong collaborative design skills. Her record shows a capacity for the successful integration of social needs, sustainable, environmental factors and site design concepts with the overall project design. As a LEED certified Landscape Architect, she brings years of comprehensive sustainable management insights on low impact development and landscape preservation.
Ms. Bava has designed several university campus development projects. These projects have included: the School of Medicine, Mount Zion Research Building, and the Entry Court for Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute, University of California, San Francisco; the Vaden Health Services Center, Frenchman’s Park, the Mechanical Engineering Laboratory, Lake Houses Site Restoration, and the Gilbert Biology Building, for Stanford University; the Walter Buehler Alumni Visitor Center and the Housing Administration Building at the University of California, Davis; the Campus Quad and University Circle Master Plan and Educational Services Building at California State University, Stanislaus, California.
Ms. Bava's recent health care/research campus work includes landscape and site development for the Mental Health Skilled Nursing Facility at the San Francisco General Hospital Campus, the Mills-Peninsula Replacement Hospital in Burlingame, California; the Palo Alto Medical Foundation New Campus Project in Palo Alto, California; the Contra Costa Regional Medical Center, Martinez, California; the Kaiser Foundation, Optical and Regional Lab Complex, Oakland, California.
As a member of the Master Plan team for the Mission Bay Development project in San Francisco, California, Ms. Bava developed programming, conceptual design and cost estimates for the Mission Bay Open Space Park System, and worked with the Mission Bay Citizen’s Advisory Committee and the Mayor’s office throughout the review process.
Continuing with her work at Mission Bay, she developed site concept design for two biotechnology campuses being developed by Alexandria Real Estate Equities. Most recently, she completed final site development within these campuses. Two projects, a private park and garage have been constructed; two biotechnology laboratories await construction.
Ms. Bava was the landscape architect and designer for the highly regarded Poetry Garden and Plaza at 199 Fremont Street in San Francisco and the San Francisco Courthouse at the Civic Center. She also is the Landscape Architect for the new Public Utilities Commission Headquarters at 525 Golden Gate Avenue which is being designed to exceed Platinum LEED® certification.
She was responsible for the site renovation of the San Francisco Asian Art Museum, an existing beaux-arts building located at San Francisco's Civic Center. Additionally, Ms. Bava has extensive experience with site planning and landscape design for community housing projects. These include: Valencia Gardens, Avalon Mission Bay II, Mission Creek Senior Community, Plaza Del Sol Housing, Pine Larkin Senior Housing, Hamilton Family Center, 1438 Green Street, the Aurora Mixed Use Housing, the Salvation Army Senior Citizen's Center, all in San Francisco, and Visitation Gardens, the Brisbane Senior Housing Facility.
Ms. Bava recently completed two landscape restoration projects that involved restoration of riparian corridors: the Seton Provincialate Landscape Restoration Project in Los Altos Hills, and Frenchman’s Park on the Stanford University campus. Ms. Bava has also completed several landscape projects where on-site storm water management and native plantings were featured.