• “A city green park will outlast any building, but it must be designed so that it can be built and maintained within a budget. And it must have the support of the community. Guided by these practical goals, our projects create places for people to interact with nature in ways that result in positive, memorable experiences.”

    With an impressive career spanning 35 years, Vince crafts creative, buildable designs for a wide variety of project types. From small projects for tight-knit community groups to large corporate and academic campuses, Vince focuses on doing good work and exceeding expectations. He is passionate about engaging in a collaborative process that results in site-specific designs within the natural environment.

    Education

    Master of Landscape Architecture, Harvard Graduate School of Design, 1984

    Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, College of Environmental Science & Forestry, Syracuse, New York, 1979

    Harvard 21st Century Learning Program, 2014

    Qualifications

    Landscape Architect, California, #2554

    Activities

    Planning Advisory Board, Marin County

    ASLA Member

    Presentation: Outdoor Learning Environments for CASH 2015 & 2016 (Public School Conference)

    Presentation: Outdoor Learning Environments (2017 & 2019 A4LE Learningscapes Conference)

    Presentation: Biophilia (2019 ILC Conference)

    Presentation: Outdoor Learning Environments (2020 NAIS Conference)

    Presentation: Significance of Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance

    Presentation: Water at the Forefront

    Presentation: Designing Successful Plant Palettes for Bioretention Facilities

  • “Land never depreciates. We work with the land to add value for people. What we do has a sense of wonder about it, because it comprises both art and science. It's an art because we’re concerned with beauty and experience; it's science because we have to do the math to make it work. And there’s a certain magic because we communicate our work on paper, but in the end, it’s all worked into the land.”

    In his 35 years as a landscape architect, Bill has consistently focused on the careful balance between people and nature. With a deep respect for clients, communities and the environment, his work is both artful and innovative, his approach is both comprehensive and highly attentive to detail. Bill has designed athletic fields for parks and schools for over 25 years and consulted with the San Francisco Giants on the renovation of AT&T Park.

    As a project leader, Bill is a valuable orchestrator of the collaborative process, adept at coordinating the efforts of multidisciplinary teams and sensitive to the needs and demands of multiple project stakeholders. He is especially proficient at leading teams in the preparation of complete and accurate contract documents. If he is not at work, Bill may be walking to the beach, watching plants grow or on his way to enjoy a sunset or a moonrise, or both.

    Education

    Bachelor of Science, Environmental Studies & Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, College of Environmental Science & Forestry, Syracuse, New York

    Independent study in Kyoto, Japan

    One-year sabbatical for international travel and study of landscape architecture

    Harvard University, Graduate School of Design, Professional Development Course

    Qualifications

    Landscape Architect, California, #2537

    American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP), #12101

    Activities

    American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA)

    Instructor, UC Berkeley Extension (1988-95)

    American Planning Association (APA)

    American Sports Builders Association

    California Native Plant Society

    SportsTurf Managers Association

    Presentation: Water at the Forefront

    Presentation: Why You Need a Landscape Architect for Your Green Schoolyard

  • "Happy to bring nature to people."

    Jin is a visual thinker with exceptional technical skills. She brings an inventive approach to each site, celebrating the beauty of natural forms and artfully fitting design concepts into site plans. Jin possesses a keen eye for graphic design and the details that add up to a successful project and an inspiring user experience. A dedicated design professional, she has a profound appreciation for client and community goals.

    Education

    Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture, College of Environmental Design, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

  • “Special outdoor places create shelter from the fast pace of our modern lives. They give us space for peaceful contemplation and imagination.”

    Alvin is a thoughtful designer and our chief water guru. He is an expert at designing water-conserving irrigation systems, sustainable athletic fields and landscapes that detain and filter stormwater. Alvin is driven by a commitment to efficient designs that reflect a consistent commitment to sustainability.

    Education

    Bachelor of Science, Landscape Architecture & Minor in Architecture, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington

    Qualifications

    Irrigation Association™ Certified Landscape Irrigation Auditor

    ReScape Qualified Professional (RQP)

  • “As an edgy romantic, I’ve always been intrigued with the avant-garde landscape, yet wooed by the traditional.”

    With 30 years of experience in the design and construction of landscapes, Tim Skinner offers his expertise as an accomplished architect and designer. Tim is a proactive member of the team; he is a quick thinker and always provides thoughtful, well organized design solutions for the most challenging of efforts. He is especially experienced in collaborating and interfacing with the public sector, and has a broad understanding of the many levels required to address when working with city, county and state agencies. He is a talented designer incorporating Low Impact Development techniques, and is particularly sensitive to site design that respects the ecological and social needs of today’s most effective parks.

    Education

    Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, University of Guelph, Canada

    Qualifications

    Landscape Architect, California, #5466

  • “Nature teaches us how to become better versions of ourselves, and landscape architecture provides the canvas to spark that change.”

    As a Los Angeles native and UC Berkeley graduate, Karly has a deep-rooted passion for fostering community engagement in designing parks and open spaces that are inclusive to all. She is a firm believer in the important roles our urban landscapes have in providing outdoor resources for people to collaborate and learn - yielding vibrant, energetic collectives. With her four years of landscape architecture experience in the Bay Area, Karly is especially attuned to establishing designs that respect client and community needs, while addressing the details and possibilities of construction.

    Education

    Bachelor of Arts in Landscape Architecture, College of Environmental Design, University of California, Berkeley

    Qualifications

    ReScape Qualified Professional (RQP)

  • “Life would much better if everyone had easy access to a meadow to frolic in.”

    A Northern California native, Joel draws inspiration from many weekends spent in alpine meadows and exploring the creeks of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Highly detail oriented and spatially conscious in his work as a designer, Joel keeps his eye on the “big picture” to create beautiful, cohesive spaces where urban dwellers can relax and interact with nature.

    Education

    Bachelor of Science, Landscape Architecture, University of California, Davis

  • “Good design enhances the spirit of the place.”

    Ashley enjoys the challenge of creating elegant and efficient design solutions with site specific opportunities and constraints in mind. Highly experienced in the planning, design and construction documentation for parks, trails, schools, civic and cultural institutions, and corporate campuses, she strives to integrate nature with site design to create exceptional places. “As landscape architects we must anticipate and facilitate social patterns while enabling ecological systems to thrive.

    Education

    Bachelor of Arts, Anthropology, San Francisco State University

    Master of Landscape Architecture, Rhode Island School of Design

    Qualifications

    Landscape Architect, California, #6553

  • “Animate, captivate, and make the details count.”

    Sean brings a unique perspective shaped in part by his work in Wisconsin and the California Central Valley, experiences that have deepened his respect for natural systems. He makes it a priority to add value into the landscape for all forms of life. With attention to the relationships between hard and soft materials, Sean aims to create spaces that perform in terms of aesthetics, social needs and the environment.

    Education

    Bachelor of Science, Landscape Architecture, University of California, Davis

  • “I love creating resilient landscapes that blur the boundary between constructed and natural space!”

    A native of Los Angeles and longtime San Francisco resident, George blends urban experiences and knowledge of California into his work. Passionate about bringing nature to people, he strives to marry built environments with regenerative landscapes, creating a seamless experience. With a lifelong connection to land, plants and built surroundings, George is especially attuned to the complex nuances of historic and cultural landscapes.

    Education

    Certificate with Distinction in Landscape Architecture, University of California, Berkeley Extension

    Certificate in Cultural Landscape Preservation & Management, University of California, Berkeley Extension

    Bachelor of Arts, English, University of California, Los Angeles

    Qualifications

    ReScape Qualified Professional (RQP)

    Activities

    ASLA Member

    ReScape Member

    U.S. National Arboretum Volunteer

  • "Architectural beauty lies in Simplicity, Functionality, and in Nature's Harmony."

    Karishma is an Architect, Design enthusiast and an amateur Caricature Artist from Pune, India. For Karishma, practicing architecture is an opportunity to contribute to the well-being of society. As a Landscape Architect and Urbanist, she believes that built masses do not stand in isolation but should be in tune with the surrounding natural context. Karishma is interested in master planning, commercial and retail landscapes, and urban spaces. If not at her desk or in her studio, you can find her travelling with a sketchbook full of sketches and doodles.

    Education

    Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch) in Architectural Design – University of Pune, India

    Master of Landscape Architecture – Texas A&M University, Texas, USA

    Certificate in Sustainable Urbanism – Texas A&M University, Texas, USA

    Qualifications

    Licensed Architect and Member of the Indian Institute of Architects, India

    Activities

    ​ASLA Member

  • "Thoughtful urban design connects people from all walks of life."

    As a San Francisco native who has lived and worked in New York, Kim draws inspiration from San Francisco’s urban fabric as well as the raw textures and cultural blend of New York City. Kim’s work spans a spectrum that includes design for interstitial urban landscapes and multi-disciplinary public projects. She values culturally informed design and performative landscapes that play a social, ecological and political role.

    Education

    Bachelor of Science, Landscape Architecture, University of California, Davis

    Masters of Urban Design (M.U.P.), City College of New York (CUNY)

    Qualifications

    Landscape Architect, California, #6340

    LEED Accredited Professional