About Kyle Fiddelke, ASLA
A Partner in OJB’s San Diego office, Kyle has helped grow the practice and mentor many of the firm’s talented designers over the past 24 years. He is especially interested in the healing and restorative properties of plants and their impact on the human experience. His landscapes are beautiful and practical, encouraging human interaction with the natural environment and reinforcing a seamless relationship between architecture and the landscape.
Kyle’s keen design skill and vast technical knowledge has been instrumental in his leadership of increasingly complex projects at every scale, from the intimate award-winning courtyards at Rice University (Brochstein Pavilion) to urban-scale projects such as the Central Business District Master Plan for the city of Beijing, China. He was instrumental in developing a materials palette for public parks such as The Park at Lakeshore East in Chicago, Klyde Warren Park in Dallas, and Myriad Botanical Gardens in Oklahoma City. Kyle is a true student of plant ecologies and the holistic properties they bring to design compositions.
Kyle led our first Net Zero-rated project, our first LEED Platinum-rated project and our first Envision Platinum-certified project. Since 2006, he has been a trusted advisor for the growing UC San Diego campus, and primary designer for more than 20 landscape and open space planning and design projects. Significant projects in the San Diego area include the Illumina i3 campus and the La Jolla Commons campus, among others.
For the last five years, Kyle has been leading the Omaha Riverfront Revitalization project, one of OJB’s largest projects, through a master planning, design, and construction process. The $350M project encompasses nearly 90 acres and looks to transform the industrial Missouri River waterfront into a series of world-class public parks.
Kyle continues to advance our collective knowledge and presence as landscape architects, with speaking roles at numerous conferences and events, including the Society for College and University Planning and ASLA. He has been a member of the San Diego ASLA chapter since 2005, and a member of the chapter board from 2005-2007.