About Cody Klein, ASLA, PLA
As Partner overseeing OJB’s Boston and Philadelphia offices, Cody Klein leads the design and execution of projects across a wide range of scales and typologies. Cody’s commitment to design excellence along with his natural leadership abilities are foundational to the success of OJB’s Boston office, which he launched with a small team in 2013. Under his direction, OJB’s East Coast practice continues to grow and thrive as he cultivates an inclusive and creative design culture and mentors OJB’s up-and-coming designers.
From the very first projects in his career, Cody has brought a keen sensitivity to site and ecology, and formulated solutions that are both surprising in their elegant combinations and grounded in practicality. While the list of award-winning projects is impressive under his guidance, it is just as notable for its functionality and durability. Cody resolutely believes that good design is vital in transforming our cities and our communities and that our work must reflect the values and meet the needs of the people for which it serves. He is invested in creating landscapes that are beautiful and unexpected while also highly rational and universally appealing. Cody also draws profound inspiration in working with a diverse group of voices to enrich the collaborative design process.
Cody is currently the Partner-in-Charge for several of the firm’s major commissions including Canada Square and Union Park West in Toronto, South Station Tower and Bulfinch Crossing East Parcel in Boston, and the Potomac Yard Generating Station on Alexandria, VA’s waterfront. Cody recently completed the acclaimed American Airlines Headquarters Campus in Fort Worth, TX, which preserves and restores over 200-acres of Blackland Prairie, and brings together nearly 12,000 employees on one campus.
Cody has been an invited landscape critic in several studios at Harvard’s GSD, and has led several community impact pro bono projects in Boston. Beyond our own practice, Cody continues to advance our collective knowledge and presence as landscape architects, with speaking roles at numerous conferences and events, including ASLA.
Originally from a small town in rural Arkansas, Cody draws inspiration from both urban living in Boston and a connection to the wilderness. Cody and his family spend their free time in Vermont hiking, swimming, fishing, golfing, skiing and sledding.