• “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

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

    Harvard 21st Century Learning Program, 2014

    Qualifications

    Landscape Architect California, #2554 (1985)

    Activities

    Planning Advisory Board, Marin County

    Member, American Society of Landscape Architects

    Presentation on Outdoor Learning Environments for CASH (Public School Conference) 2015 and 2016

    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, State of California, #2537 (1985)

    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

  • “Landscape architecture provides a palette of tools that allow me to bring beauty to life, creating spaces where people can engage with each other, whether it be in the built or the natural environment.”

    A true people-person, Jamie brings people together to solve issues and advance the work. His extensive experience in retail and corporate design, coupled with a communicative approach, translates into projects that consistently represent a high level of professional practice. Jamie’s engaging personality makes him an approachable collaborator, as well as an effective leader.

    Education

    Bachelor of Science, University of Kentucky, Lexington

    Qualifications

    USGBCD, LEED Accredited Professional

    Activities

    International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) - CenterBuild Conference Roundtable Facilitator, “Trees Mean Business” 2015

    International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) - CenterBuild Conference Roundtable Facilitator, “Play in the Retail Environment” 2014

  • “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

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

    Tim infuses his projects with an elegant sense of structure and order. At the same time, his sensitivity to the client and the community ensures that each project gets what it needs. A sophisticated designer with a strong horticultural background, Tim’s approach to site design makes the garden shine with innovative plantings. His experience creating high-quality residential spaces lends his work a balance of beauty, clever creativity and maintainability.

    Education

    Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, University of Guelph, Canada

    Qualifications

    Landscape Architect, California, #5466 (2008

  • “The space between buildings is the best part of the city.”

    Lee loves being part of a talented design team—and often astonishes clients with his knowledge, insight and professionalism. A natural leader, he has designed and implemented a wide variety of projects for the firm, but recently has focused on retail and hospitality design. With a coffee in hand, Lee not only creates graphics-magic and beautiful spaces, he also loans our team an official office mascot (and therapy dog), his Bichon, Ellie.

    Education

    Master in Landscape Architecture, University of Arizona

    Bachelor of Arts, Western Washington University

  • "I love designing the details of beautiful spaces."

    Monty began his career as a civil engineer focused on the technical aspects of stormwater management. Subsequently, his interest shifted to the design of people-oriented spaces and the creative aspects of landscape projects. Monty returned to school to study landscape architecture at UC Berkeley Extension and now uses his skills to create functional, sustainable environments at the urban scale.

    Education

    Landscape Architecture Certificate Program, UC Berkeley Extension, graduated with distinction, 2009

    B.S. Civil and Environmental Engineering, UC Irvine, 1992

    Qualifications

    Landscape Architect, California #5745

    LEED Accredited Professional, 2009

    Build It Green Certification, 2011

    Activities

    SPUR Member, since 2012

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

    He never knows when to stop. Always on the go, George is Carducci & Associates’ resident plant pro, wordsmith and dedicated project manager. With deep roots in California native landscapes (he’s a California native, too), he strives to marry built environments with those of nature, creating a seamless experience. George is especially attuned to the complex nuances of 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

  • “I value the opportunity to bring imagined landscapes to reality, and to explore the wonderful spaces landscape design can create.”

    “Why landscape architecture?” Philip’s answer is both poetic and pragmatic, arising from a deep love of the environment and a corresponding passion for design. Philip brings a talent for productive teamwork and a strong design sensibility to each project that is of great benefit to clients.

    Education

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

  • “It is my passion to act as an instrument for communities to design the beautiful, thriving, natural spaces necessary to foster engagement and sustainable development.”

    Karly is a vibrant personality. With her go-getter attitude, she is an energizing presence in the office, creating an atmosphere in which everything is possible and no goal is unachievable. Karly is a strong and flexible designer with a good sense of practicality that serves clients’ goals. When not immersed in design or engaging people at community meetings, she can be found in the outfield or on first base.

    Education

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

  • “My goal is to design fun, useful outdoor spaces that are accessible to everyone. I greatly enjoy applying my creativity to develop successful environmental solutions.”

    Diligent in his attention to design details, Jihwan is thoughtful and conscientious about everything he does. He appreciates and values creating quality work for our clients. Originally from South Korea by way of Southern California, Jihwan lends the project team his cheerful optimism when confronting and solving any design challenge.

    Education

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

  • “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 at Davis

    Activities

    California Native Plant Society

  • "Landscape architecture celebrates shared ground."

    Inspired by a childhood in upstate New York and environmental organizing in coastal Louisiana, Petra is drawn to the study of the aesthetics, ecology, culture and economy of built environments. She enjoys immersing herself in the nuances of California landscapes and collaborating on creative approaches to representation, construction and firm management.

    Education

    Bachelor of Arts, Design Studies and French Language & Literature, Sarah Lawrence College

    Master of Landscape Architecture, Master of City & Regional Planning, Cornell University

    Activities

    ASLA Associate Member

  • "Woof."

    Once a week Ellie rides the elevator to the top floor of our building, and dances with anticipation to start the work day. When the door opens, she runs out and begins her round of greeting as many associates as she can find. While her lack of thumbs makes drafting difficult, she is a valuable team member in testing dog parks and keeping the mood light around the office.

    Activities

    Napping

    Begging for treats

    Warming laps