Julie Trachtenberg came to Landscape Architecture from a unique background of museum planning and exhibit design. She obtained a BA in Art History and Fine Art from Cal State Long Beach in 1980, and an MA in Museum Studies at JFKU in 1987. In 2007, Julie earned her degree in Landscape Architecture from UC Berkeley Extension.
Julies varied experiences as both an exhibit designer and landscape designer have led her to work on projects such as zoo and aquariums, cultural and historic exhibits in the US, Berlin and Paris, and over 13 years of landscape design on large and small scale urban and residential projects.
Her work with Out of Site Youth Arts Center involved working with high school students to develop the first youth designed and fabricated parklet in San Francisco. Additionally, Julie is leading development of an edible schoolyard for a charter school in Richmond, California.
With a strong background in project management, cons truction documentation, design detailing and conceptual rendering, Julie sees that the cohesion of landscape design and museum installation both address human scale and spatial design. Julie continues a practice of fine art, drawing the figure, and making collage.
Julie teaches LAN 115: The Natural World.