Bionic is an innovative landscape architecture, planning, and ecology practice based in San Francisco, California. Founded in 2007 by Marcel Wilson, the agenda for the practice is to create intelligent landscapes at any scale through enhancing the performance of human and biological systems. Marcel Wilson is a licensed landscape architect, writer, educator, based in San Francisco, CA. He founded Bionic to focus on the design of inventive landscape architecture, planning, urban design, and ecology projects at all scales. Wilson is a recognized leader of a new generation of landscape architects that are expanding the field by addressing the complex environmental and cultural conditions presented by our world today. His work combines sharp analysis with social responsibility, experimentation, and technology. Wilson graduated with distinction from The Harvard Design School where he was awarded the prestigious Weidenman Prize for design excellence.

Wilson has worked for the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, and is a former principal at the internationally renowned landscape architecture firm Hargreaves Associates. He has led the design and management of landscape projects and exhibitions in Europe, Asia, and the United States. As a designer he has distinguished himself as a creative force in the most complex landscape project types through his combined knowledge of landscape technologies from large scale infrastructure systems, to micro scale material applications. His portfolio of design and management experience includes waterfronts, infrastructure, universities, high rise construction, landscapes on structure, and post industrial sites.

In addition to his private practice, Wilson teaches graduate level design studios in landscape architecture, planning, and urbanism at the University of California at Berkeley. Wilson is an active participant in the San Francisco planning and design community where he has been appointed to the Mayor’s Open Space Task Force, he is design advisor to SPUR (San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association), and is a board of directors officer at the San Francisco Parks Alliance.