Ive is a licensed Landscape Architect and the Principal at Shades of Green.
She began her career in Norway, her country of origin. After earning her Master’s of Landscape Architecture from the Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Ive worked for the Public Roads Administration to design environmentally sensitive infrastructure in the vulnerable fjord and coastal landscapes of western Norway. She then joined Kalve & Smedsvig Landscape Architects, an award-winning firm in Bergen. There she worked as a project manager and lead designer on a variety of public and commercial projects.
Ive moved to California in 2000. She spent four years working at APDW, where she designed and managed large-scale projects including hospitality, master planning, and mixed-use projects. She also worked closely with SWA Group as a consultant on international projects, competitions, and multi-family housing projects. She received her professional license in 2003.
Ive founded Shades of Green in 2004. As Principal, Ive applies her passion for beautiful design and sustainable landscape practices. She draws inspiration from nature, contemporary fashion, and her Scandinavian background. Ive brings modern simplicity and creative flair to each and every Shades of Green design.
Landscape Architect, California (CA #4784)
Norwegian University of Life Sciences
Master of Landscape Architecture, 1995
Bay Friendly Landscape 2008
Rainwater Certified Professional (ARCSA)
ASLA Northern California
2005 – 2009 Board Member & Director Lecture Series
2003 – Present Member of ASLA
Landscape Designer Associate
University of Pennsylvania, Graduate School of Fine Arts, MLA
SUNY, Binghamton, MA – History of Art and Architecture
I.C.U., Tokyo, Japan, MA – Comparative Cultures
I.C.U., Tokyo, Japan, BA – Humanities
Freelance Designer, 2011 – 2014
Tom Leader Studio, Associate 2004 – 2011
SWA Group, Sausalito, Landscape designer, 2001 – 2004
Narendra Juneja Faculty Medal, University of Pennsylvania, 2001
U.C. Berkeley 2013
Lecturer: INLAND program and LA 134: Digital Media
U.C. Davis 2012
Lecturer: LDA 191 Urban Design Studio. “Transient Landscapes and Urban Design”
Academy of Arts 2011 -2012
LAN 658 “Landscape, Theory & Design”
Landscape Architect, California (CA #6328)
University of California, Berkeley, LA Highest Honors 2000
University of Massachusetts, MA 1995-1997, AS Plant and Soil Sciences
Massachusetts College of Art, MA 1993-1995, Graphic Design
SWA Group, Associate Designer /Project Manager, 2013-2016
Andrea Cochran Landscape Architecture, Designer /Project Manager, 2011-2013
PWP Landscape Architecture, Associate Designer /Project Manager, 2002-2013
ASLA Certificate of Honor, 2000
Departmental Citation, University of California at Berkeley, 2000
CED Alumni Association Achievement Award, University of California at Berkeley, 2000
Second Prize, San Francisco Garden Club Design Competition, 2000
Beatrix Ferrand Scholarship, University of California at Berkeley, 1999
Phoebe Hearst Scholarship, University of California at Berkeley, 1999
Landscape Designer Associate
University of Washington, College of Built Environments, MLA 2013
University of California, Berkeley, BA with Honors, Legal Studies
Harris Design Landscape Architecture, Landscape Designer, 2014-2015
IUCI – Informal Urban Communities Initiative, Participatory Design Facilitator, 2012-2013
ASLA Student Honor Award, Student Collaboration Category (IUCI) 2014
SEED Award for Excellence in Public Interest Design (IUCI) 2014
ASLA National Student Honor Award 2013
American Society of Landscape Architects
University of California, Berkeley. MLA, 2012
Occidental College. B.A. Urban & Environmental Policy, 2005
Landscape Designer, Royston Hanamoto Alley & Abey, 2015-2016
Designer, Arterra Landscape Architects, 2014-2015
Strauss scholar, Occidental College, 2005
Office Manager/Marketing Assistant
University of California, Berkeley, International Business BA, 1997
University of California, Berkeley, Certifications in Marketing, Organization & Management, Accounting and Special Event Planning, 2000
Business Academy of Hamburg, Germany, Awarded title as Business Manager, 1993
Higher Business Academy, Hamburg, Germany, BA in Economics/Business, 1990
Office Manager, Essentials for Health, 2016-2017
Client Services and Administration, Bersot Capital Management, 2015-2016
CO-Business Manager, Assistant Treasurer, Accountant, The Foundation for Reed Schools, 2007-2009
Investment Account Manager 1993–1994, HMT, Hamburg, Germany
Baci is the big guard dog and greeter. She also makes sure we get some fresh air when we have been working too long.
She loves running, hiking, and treats.
Over 10 years of experience in managing office floors of the Bay Area.
She specializes in silent begging.
Fenja considers herself the boss of the office and loves showing the other dogs how to behave. However, as soon as she gets to the park she turns in to a fun and crazy puppy herself.