Chris has extensive experience overseeing complex built work projects and managing diverse subconsultant teams.

Chris Barnes

Studio Director, New Orleans

Chris Barnes, RLA, is Studio Director of SCAPE’s New Orleans office. He brings a strong interest in the social dynamics of landscapes and believes in their power to bring people of all backgrounds together while simultaneously providing ecological benefits. With a wide range of experience, 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 holds a Bachelor’s in Landscape Architecture from Louisiana State University (LSU), where he received the LSU Director’s Award, the LSU Design Excellence Award and an ASLA Student Honor Award.


Registered Landscape Architect (RLA): Louisiana, Arkansas

CLARB Certified


Select Awards

ASLA-NY: Honor Award – Analysis, Planning, Research & Communications, “The Chattahoochee RiverLands”

ASLA-FL: Honor Award – Analysis & Planning, “McCoy’s Creek Recreation & Restoration Plan”

ASLA-KY: Merit Award – Analysis & Planning, “The Chattahoochee RiverLands”

APA-GA: Outstanding Planning Document, “The Chattahoochee RiverLands”

The Architect’s Newspaper: Best of Design, Honor Award – Unbuilt (Cultural), “Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts”