With two decades of experience in truly sustainable design, emphasizing integration of the built and the living, we have the design sense, technical know-how, and process-savvy to deliver exceptional, constructable, cost-effective designs.
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Our primary goal is to develop projects in which creativity and cutting-edge ideas are key - yet clients' budgetary needs are met. With four design awards, our passion for expanding the urban plant palette has led to the design of many unique water-wise landscapes: California to Colorado, Oregon to...
* Landscape Architecture
Construction drawings and specifications
Parks and playgrounds
Estates and residences
Storm and graywater capture and reuse systems
Overheads and non-habitable structures
* Irrigation Design
Water-efficient irrigation system design
Construction drawings and calculations
* Arboricultural and Horticultural Consulting
Tree inventories and evaluations
Construction impact analysis
Alternative rooting environments
Species selection for special situations
* LEED Consulting
Landscape architecture for LEED compliance
* Construction Administration
Opinions of Probable Construction Cost
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The Laughing Earth
1996 - Present
Landscape architecture, irrigation design, living roof design, arboricultural consulting, and LEED consulting for residential and commercial clients, including RainBird Manufacturing HQ in Azusa,...
Living Architecture Department Manager
2009 - 2010
* Ecologically-based sustainable design for nationally recognized high-profile projects
* Holistic design integrating buildings, living roofs and walls, water re-use systems
* Research and...
Senior Landscape Architect
2006 - 2007
* Multidisciplinary firm of engineers, architects, landscape architects
* Landscape architecture and site planning for commercial developers, nationally known big-box retailers and restaurants,...
Senior Project Designer/Team Leader
2004 - 2006
Land planning and landscape architecture for new residential, commercial, and mixed-use developments, four acres to 1600 acres (rezoning, PUDs, rural development, yield studies, site plans, CD bid...
Full history available upon request
Landscape Designer, Landscape Architect
1991 - 2004
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona