Cheri Ruane is a registered landscape architect and Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects. She studied landscape architecture at UMass Amherst and Harvard University.  She a Vice President leading Weston & Sampson’s Design Studio, a Boston-based design practice within a 700 person multi-disciplinary environmental and infrastructure firm.  Cheri has intentionally focused her career on landscapes within the public realm that improve quality of life. This includes parks, athletic facilities, urban downtowns, public commons, multi-use paths, and resilient waterfront open spaces. She is currently leading the Boston Common Master Plan.

As the leader of a creative practice within a larger design and engineering organization Cheri has developed a design brand for the firm that has not only elevated the practice externally but engendered a depth of understanding and interdependent collaboration internally at Weston & Sampson.

As Trustee and Past-President of the Boston Society of Landscape Architects she advocates for the profession of landscape architecture at the local and national scale. She is Past-President of the board for the West End House Girls Camp, a non-profit, need-blind summer camp in Maine. When she’s not designing parks, she’s playing hockey, rowing, sewing things, and trying not to kill her two teenage children.