Byron McCulley

Position Title
Lecturer Emeritus

  • Landscape Architecture + Environmental Design

Lecturer Emeritus E. BYRON McCULLEY, FASLA, was president of Amphion, a highly successful multi-discipline design firm, (landscape architecture, urban design and planning) once in Oakland California, which had areas of practice including transit facility design, public open space design, golf course renovation, vegetation and fuel management and community participation. Recent award-winning projects include Jack London Square in Oakland, California, which received an Orchid Award from the City of Oakland; the Commerce Connections and Public Spaces Transit Project in downtown Tacoma, Washington which received the Washington State Concrete Institute Grand Award and a Tacoma Chapter AIA Design Award; the Oracle Office Campus in Redwood City, California which has received three CLCA honor awards; the East Bay Hills Vegetation Management and Fuel Reduction Plan which received an ASLA National Merit Award and the Santa Clara County Trails Master Plan Update which received an APA Honor award.

A relatively new area of work for McCulley is golf course design and renovation. He has been involved over the past few years in the renovation of the Palo Alto and San Mateo Municipal Golf Courses. Palo Alto re-opened in '99 to great reviews and 400 round days. San Mateo has recently re-opened with similar praise and recognition. Also recently opened is the new executive course in Salinas, "Twin Creeks" as well as the newly renovated "Salinas Fairways" Municipal Course. Continuing to work in the specialized area of transit-related projects, Amphion just received approval from the Santa Monica City Council of the final design and construction documents for the Santa Monica Transit Mall. This important Southern California project is scheduled to begin construction in early 2001. The Firm is also redesigning about 3 miles of East 14th Street/Mission Boulevard north of Hayward, CA also with a transit emphasis.

Amphion is  completed construction documents for the City of Oakland for redesigning Broadway into a transit-oriented corridor, from Jack London Square to Auto Row. The firm was recently selected to design several more Light Rail Station for RT in Sacramento, CA.

In the area of public open space, Amphion worked on the Master Plan for the City of San Jose's portion of the Bay Trail and a Master Management Plan for Arastadero Park, for the City of Palo Alto.



Institution No. of Years Degree/Date Granted
University of California, Berkeley 4 BLA 1963
University of California, Berkeley 3 8 weeks, Certificate of C.P.M. Techniques


Institution No. of Years Subjects
University of California, Davis 21 Construction Series,
Introductory Design,
Advanced Communications
University of California, Berkeley 5.5 Grading and Drainage


  • Fellow, American Society of Landscape Architects, since 1993
  • Trustee, Northern California Chapter of ASLA, 1989-95
  • ASLA Task Force on Governance and Strategic Planning, 1992-95.


  • Terrace Park: 12-acre city park, Vallejo, CA. Greater Vallejo Recreation and Park District, 1995-present. Phase I construction documents due in 1996.
  • Palo Alto Municipal Golf Course renovation. City of Palo Alto, 1993-present. Phase I construction documents due in 1996.
  • Eureka 101 Highway enhancements: workshops and design of gateways and streetscape improvements. City of Eureka, 1995-present.
  • 39th and 48th Street LRT stations, downtown Sacramento, CA. Sacramento Regional Transit, 1995.
  • San Pablo Avenue streetscape improvements, Emeryville, CA. City of Emeryville Redevelopment Agency, 1995.
  • Oracle World Headquarters, Redwood City, CA. Oracle Corporation. Design and construction ongoing, 1991-present. Award winner.
  • Grossmont Community College Transit Center, San Diego County Transit, 1991-present.
  • Joseph D. Grant County Park: Master plan and phased implementation for 10,000 acre site. Santa Clara County Parks and Recreation Department, 1992-present.
  • Worcester Commons: workshops and redesign of historic common. Phase I completed in 1995. City of Worcester in conjunction with Abbellire. Ongoing 1993-present.
  • Commerce Connections and Public Spaces project: $15,000,000 streetscape enhancement and transit facility, downtown Tacoma, WA. Pierce County Transit Agency, 1993. Multiple award winner.
  • Santa Maria Transit Center, downtown Santa Maria, CA. Santa Maria Transit Agency, 1993.
  • Bicentennial Plaza, downtown San Jose, CA. San Jose Redevelopment Agency, 1991. Award winner.


Profession State
Landscape Architect #607 Texas
Landscape Architect #124 Nebraska
Landscape Architect #39 Iowa
Landscape Architect #21 Nevada


Bachelors Landscape Architecture. University of California, Berkeley, 1963.