PETAR ILIEV | DESIGN ASSOCIATE
Petar spent his childhood on a farm in Bulgaria. Growing up in a bucolic environment and being surrounded by agriculture in his early life, Petar learned about the connection between people and other species. He also discovered that weather conditions and other natural phenomena affect human activities. After moving to the States, Petar worked with traveling live shows. Visiting hundreds of cities in North America, he was amazed by the uniqueness of each place and became interested in the role that the built and natural environments play in people’s lives. This interest inspired him to enter the field of landscape architecture.
While studying at University of Oregon, Petar worked on an urban design project in Italy, interned with the SF Planning Department, digitized analog historic records of the Pacific Northwest, and researched opportunities for restoring the degraded salmon habitat in metropolitan Portland, Oregon. Petar is a recipient of multiple awards including the Dorothy Martone Memorial Scholarship, the Architectural Association London and A&AA School Scholarship, the Ellen M. Pennell Award, the ASLA, OR Student Honor Award, and winner of the SukkahPDX 2014 competition. He also has experience as a construction worker and landscape design consultant. Petar is an avid photographer and explores the Bay Area with his old film camera.