Tony Ignacio is a landscape architect with 12 years of experience in the landscape architecture profession, and 8 years in post-secondary teaching. His work centers on creating educational opportunities that highlight the dynamics of the natural and cultural processes through formal/informal outdoor learning landscapes, signage and wayfinding, visualizations and community-led design and planning. He aims on utilizing multi-disciplinary design tools and techniques to increase landscape literacy for community empowerment and engagement.
Recently, Tony collaborated with The Acorn Group on the Fifield-Cahill Trail Interpretive Master Plan for the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission and a community-led Sign Plan for the California Delta Conservancy. Currently he is working on landscape elements at the Alameda Creek Watershed Center. As a landscape architect, Tony has successfully completed projects pertaining to outdoor classrooms for elementary and middle schools, regional and local parks and green infrastructure, and environmental visualizations. He is also a recipient of a national American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) student honor award for his team’s Signal Hill North Slope Vision Plan.
In addition to his work as a landscape architect, Tony has experience working at the US EPA as a Research Fellow, the nonprofit organization Oceana in Washington, D.C., and the Seattle Aquarium. He holds a landscape architect license in California, a master’s degree in Landscape Architecture from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, dual master’s degrees in Environmental Science and Public Affairs from Indiana University, and a bachelor’s degree in Marine Science from the University of San Diego.