March 09, 2018
Tara Green to Join OJB Landscape Architecture as Principal of Program Development
Former President of Klyde Warren Park, Tara Green, will be leading OJB Landscape Architecture’s new office in Dallas
SAN DIEGO, March 9, 2018 – Tara Green is stepping down from her role as president of Dallas’ Klyde Warren Park to join OJB Landscape Architecture as the firm’s new principal of program development. Green has been the park’s president for the last five years and has turned Klyde Warren Park into a world-class model for successful public-private partnerships. Green will be leading OJB’s new office in Dallas and will focus on developing the firm’s park planning and programming initiatives.
“We are very pleased to have Tara join our firm,” said James Burnett, FASLA, OJB Founder and President. “She has a proven track record and exceptional experience in leading one of the most successful urban parks in the world. She will play a big role in the planning and programming of OJB’s park projects as we look to support our clients in their desire to activate and create sustainable business plans. She is an expert in her field and understands firsthand how to create a successful park that stays true to the design and generates the revenue needed to maintain the park at a high level.”
Prior to joining Klyde Warren Park, Green served as the chief operating officer for the North Texas Super Bowl XLV Host Committee, chief revenue officer for American Airlines Center, and vice president of sports marketing for the Dallas Convention and Visitors Bureau. Her expertise in public relations, event management, and fundraising makes her the perfect fit for the new role. Green’s role will include consulting clients on project financing strategies, park management, operations, and open space programming.
“I am thrilled to be joining this world-class firm. I have seen firsthand how talented and insightful the team at OJB are. Their design of Klyde Warren Park has allowed it to thrive in the five years since it opened. This new opportunity will allow me to combine my knowledge and experience with their amazing designs to create new urban parks and campus projects around the country,” said Green.
OJB will be opening its Dallas office in June, the firm’s fourth office in the US and second in Texas. The firm currently employs 65 professionals in Houston, San Diego, and Boston and has commissions throughout the country. To learn more about OJB, visit www.ojb.com.
Founded in 1989, OJB Landscape Architecture began with a focus on creating landscapes that provide unique and unforgettable sensory experiences. OJB focuses on the rejuvenation of American cities through the creation of distinctive park spaces including ULI Urban Open Space Award winner Klyde Warren Park in Dallas and Myriad Gardens in Oklahoma City. Other notable projects include the artfully planted Sunnylands Center and Gardens in Rancho Mirage, CA, Levy Park in Houston, LeBauer Park in Greensboro, and Bluff Creek Park and Playa Vista Central Park in Los Angeles. In 2016, James Burnett, FASLA, founder of OJB Landscape Architecture, received the ASLA Design Medal and in 2015, OJB received the ASLA Firm Award for its portfolio of work. Follow OJB on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Vimeo.