Ashley Cruz

Urban Designer

Ashley Cruz is an urban designer with a background in landscape architecture and urban design. Through her professional and academic experience, she has maintained a strong interest in maintaining and improving environmental quality and championing innovative planning and design strategies. Ashley's professional experience emphasizes:
  •  Green infrastructure and sustainable design practices
  • Urban and streetscape design to support walkable places and Transit-Oriented Development
  •  Landscape design and landscape integration into building projects
  • Construction documentation and graphic production for design and public outreach
  • Community participation and workshop planning and facilitation
Ashley's recent work at CD+A includes urban design and illustration for the Memorial Park Neighborhood Plan in Santa Monica, integrating a new light rail station with the surrounding community; initial GIS survey analysis for Greening Americas Capital - Olympia, WA; and urban design, illustration, and community workshop planning and facilitation for the Telegraph Avenue Complete Streets project in Oakland.

At Melillo + Bauer Associates, Ashley focused on construction documentation from small to large scale projects including a full 90% CD set for an intricate hotel/casino in Buffalo, NY; residential landscape design and TOD streetscape planning; and graphics focusing on green building and landscape-based stormwater management best practices.

Years of Experience

  • 4

Professional Practice

  • 2014 - Urban Designer, Community Design + Architecture
  • 2010 - 2013 Landscape Designer, AshTree Designs
  • 2007 - 2008 Landscape Designer, Melillo + Bauer Associates


  • 2007 Bachelor of Science, Landscape Architecture, University of Connecticut


  • 2014 - LEED Green Associate
  • Member, Congress for the New Urbansim
  • Member, USGBC
  • Member, SPUR