PRACTICE

Bionic is a small established firm with mega project experience.

We employ a highly creative and collaborative approach to projects, and strive to invent contemporary forms of landscapes, systems, and urban places that support life.

The firm’s name “Bionic” was chosen for its immediate connotation of how we think about the world in front of us and our capacity to invent landscapes, devices, and ecologies to address contemporary opportunities and challenges.

The creative and technical capability of Bionic is reflected in a wide-ranging portfolio that includes campuses, plazas, parks, waterfronts, housing, habitat restoration, infrastructure, industrial facilities, mixed use developments, art installations, and inventive urban spaces.

Bionic is structured to design for excellence and to budget, to be extremely responsive to our clients, and to be excellent collaborators.

Our director has over 25 years of experience in the design, construction, and management of complex projects. Our team is international, highly creative, professionally licensed, and uniquely skilled with expertise in landscape architecture, architecture, planning, urban design, and advanced computation.

THEORY

This is the world today — biological and technological, existing and invented, alive and constructed.

It is a world where the forces of economies, technology, and the competition for resources and space control the environments that support life.

Bionic’s mandate is simply to “enable life” in this increasingly complex world.

We combine and negotiate the relationship between things that are alive and things that are made.

We are equally interested in organisms and machines, the urban and the rural, high rises and low marshes, profit and the public realm, infrastructure and intricate details.

These are the extremes of the built environment and we are constantly evolving their possible combinations. For cities, landscapes, and environments this involves stimulating culture and the design of human and ecological systems at any scale, from very small to very large.

CLIENTS

  • » Avenues School
  • » BioMed Realty
  • » Blackstone
  • » Broad Art Museum
  • » Brookfield
  • » Build Inc.
  • » California Coastal Conservancy
  • » City Center Realty Partners
  • » City of Palo Alto
  • » City of Santa Cruz
  • » Colgate University
  • » Ellis Partners
  • » Federal Realty
  • » Fort Mason Center
  • » Genentech
  • » Google Inc
  • » Hunter Storm
  • » Lane Partners
  • » LinkedIn
  • » Mariposa Utah Neighborhood Association
  • » Michigan State University
  • » Mountains & Recreation Conservation Authority
  • » Museum of Craft & Design
  • » Nvidia
  • » Oxford Properties
  • » Port of San Francisco
  • » Presidio Trust
  • » Resilient by Design
  • » San Francisco Bicycle Coalition
  • » San Francisco Department of Public Works
  • » San Francisco Parks Alliance
  • » San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department
  • » Sares Regis
  • » The Minkoff Group
  • » Tishman Speyer
  • » Trammell Crow
  • » Trust for Public Land
  • » University of California, SF
  • » Western Pennsylvania Conservancy
  • » Zeiss

COLLABORATORS

  • » SOM
  • » Gensler
  • » Bjarke Ingels Group
  • » Woods Bagot
  • » Michael Maltzan Architects
  • » Bohlin Cywinski Jackson
  • » West8
  • » PennDesign
  • » WXY Architecture + Urban Design
  • » BAR Architects
  • » SERA Architects
  • » RMW
  • » Site Lab
  • » Sherwood Design Engineers
  • » Gehl Studio
  • » HNTB
  • » Heller Manus Architects
  • » Iwamoto Scott
  • » ESA
  • » International Parking Design
  • » Ned Kahn
  • » Jensen Architects
  • » Brick Architects
  • » Macy Architects
  • » Perkins & Will
  • » 64 North
  • » SGPA Architects
  • » Office 52
  • » WRA
  • » Flad Architects