Judy Lee Shern, ASLA, Director


San Diego



About Judy Lee Shern, ASLA

Judy joined OJB in 2012. Judy earned a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from California State Polytechnic University at Pomona. While at Cal Poly Pomona, she was honored with an ASLA Award of Excellence for her work in the publication Subsurface. As a Project Director in OJB’s Solana Beach office, Judy manages projects from early conceptual design to final completion and helps oversee the ongoing care of several built OJB landscapes. Her focus on materials and earth-based systems is her greatest tool in deploying sustainable design, construction practices, and instituting maintenance strategies that are specific to the ecological characteristics of their site. A natural collaborator and clear communicator, Judy’s working style invites cross-disciplinary exploration of design and construction solutions. She is also keenly attentive to the cultural and natural history of sites and seeks to find the authentic sense of place with natural materials and local planting palettes. Growing up outside of Los Angeles, the team often consults Judy’s extensive knowledge of Southern California and Southwestern plants and architectural history. Living in Encinitas, California, she enjoys taking her three kids to all the parks and open spaces around the city and throughout greater San Diego. She finds continued design inspiration from seeing her kids’ interactions with nature.