Chris has extensive experience managing large-scale projects and overseeing diverse subconsultant teams.

Chris Barnes

Studio Director / New Orleans

Chris is a Registered Landscape Architect and Studio Director in SCAPE’s New Orleans office. He brings an interest in the social dynamics of a landscape and believes in its power to bring people of all backgrounds together, while simultaneously addressing the environment and ecology at multiple scales.

Through a diverse range of project experiences, Chris brings to each project an ability to integrate regional ecologies, local community interests and resilient design strategies to develop concise solutions for complex sites. Chris was the Project Manager for the New York Presbyterian and Columbia University Medical Center Campus Master Planning projects and Red Hook Waterfront Development project. He is currently managing SCAPE’s New Orleans office and leading many of our Southeast projects, including the Chattahoochee River Greenway Study and McCoys Creek Restoration Project.


Landscape Architect: New York, Louisiana, Arkansas
CLARB Certified