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Larry Lesser | Elance
 
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Larry Lesser

Sustainable Landscape Architecture
   United States
  |   Wilmington, DE
  |  7:13 pm Local Time

Overview

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.

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...

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Portfolio

http://www.thelaughingearth.net

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Adobe Photoshop
Adobe InDesign
Microsoft Excel
Microsoft PowerPoint

Service Description

* Landscape Architecture
Conceptual design
Construction drawings and specifications
Consultant coordination
Agency processing
Commercial development
Streetscapes
Parks and playgrounds
Estates and residences
Garden design

Living roofs
Storm and graywater capture and reuse systems
Water features
Overheads and non-habitable structures

* Irrigation Design
Water-efficient irrigation system design
Construction drawings and calculations
Irrigation scheduling

* 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
LEED calculations
* Construction Administration
Opinions of Probable Construction Cost
Bid assistance
Construction observation
Owner representation

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Employment

The Laughing Earth
Principal
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,...
Rana Creek
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...
Galloway
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,...
Land Architects
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

Education

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
BSLA
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Keywords

sustainable
landscape
irrigation
water
arborist
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