Philosophy

Philosophy

UDLA was established to realize a vision to create engaging and inspiring spaces for clients who care about the built environment.  Our practice is marked by principal involvement, high design and ethical standards.  I believe that extraordinary results can be achieve through authentic collaboration with clients through an approach that focuses on listening, open communication and follow through. My team brings ample experience with the potential array of landscape architecture services including public realm, parks and recreation, streetscapes and various municipal type projects.  State-of-the-art graphic programs and technologies, as well as, hand sketches are used to communicate with citizens, staff and decision makers to best inform and collaborate.

Our Relationship to Design

The design philosophy draws strong principles from human connection to the environment and the existing patterns of life.  These patterns give context and insight into the way in which people use and experience the physical world around them.

Areas of Expertise

Landscape Architecture
Urban Design
Parks and Recreation
Streetscape Design
Planting Design
Irrigation Design

Specialties Include:

Feasibility and Site Strategy Studies
Facilities Planning and Alternative Schemes
Construction Documentation & Specifications
Irrigation Planning and Detailed Design
Estimates of Probable Cost
Horticulture Assessments
Contractor Negotiations
Construction Period Services
Project Close-Out
Universal Design (ADA)
Historic and Cultural Landscapes
Best Management Practices for Storm Water / C.3 Permitting (NPDES)
LEED & Bay Friendly Certifications