SHED Landscape Architecture gathers the tools, experience and design-driven vision and delivers them to each of our projects. The nascent beginnings of SHED Landscape Architecture began over 15 years ago in Wurster Hall on the UC Berkeley campus. As classmates in the Master’s of Landscape Architecture program, classmates Jenny Sasson and Daphne Edwards began an apprenticeship in landscape architecture that ultimately led to their first professional collaboration at PWP Landscape Architecture. Jenny elevated to a Partner at PWP and accumulated 11 years of experience leading multiple teams in the design and completion of many complex project including the Transbay Transit Center Rooftop Park and Streetscape; the Salesforce Tower Plaza; and the redesign of the Parkmerced Housing Project. Daphne led the design vision for many PWP projects, including UT Austin campus and several estate gardens and private residences. Together they bring over 25 years of collective experience to SHED Landscape Architecture.
We believe in simple elegance and memorable design. We believe that more is not more; less is more. We believe in the authenticity of materials, careful craft, and restraint. We are drawn to complex projects where we can forge creative and beautiful solutions that are appropriate to place, function, setting and budget. We resolve contrary and complex landscape issues with a simple palette of materials and clean gestures that deal with scale and composition. We identify what is most essential to the experience of a place and then strive to realize it with simplicity and refinement.
SHED was founded by Jenny Sasson, an award-winning landscape architect with nearly twenty years of experience in the field, She brings a unique vision and collaborative nature to each of her projects and client groups. A former Partner of PWP Landscape Architecture, Jenny received her Master's of Landscape Architecture from U.C. Berkeley in 2003 and has recently returned to teach a graduate level design studio. She is a registered landscape architect in the State of California (#5395 ) and lives in Orinda with her husband and two sons.
Daphne Edwards has been designing and overseeing construction of landscapes for the last twelve years, including 7 years with Berkeley-based Peter Walker & Partners. While at PWP, Daphne worked on projects ranging from the World Trade Center Memorial in NYC to the island estate of an art collector in St Barths. She holds a Masters Degree in Landscape Architecture from UC Berkeley and a BA in Psychology from Stanford University. She is currently a lecturer in the Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning department at UC Berkeley.