Hans Baumann is a Swiss-American landscape architect and artist. He has lived and worked throughout the United States and Europe and his peripatetic lifestyle has allowed him to become familiar with a broad range of plant material, their native ecosystems and the people that inhabit them. Hans has helped design and manage a broad range of projects, including redesigning the corporate headquarters of Novartis AG in Switzerland and developing masterplans for several universities in the western United States. Hans joins SBLA from a well-known design-build firm where he managed the restoration of numerous historic modernist estates in Southern California.
In addition to his work as a designer, Hans is a practicing artist. He has been the recipient of several public art grants and awards, including the 2016 Artist in Residence at the Center for Land Use Interpretation and has lectured on his work at numerous institutions, including Harvard University, the University of Washington and Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo. Hans holds a BSc in Geography from Cardiff University in Wales and went on to receive a Master in Landscape Architecture from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design.
Master in Landscape Architecture – Harvard University Graduate School of Design
BSc in Geography – Cardiff University in Wales
Cactus and Succulent Society of America
Santa Monica Urban Forest Task Force