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I am a recent graduate of the Cal Poly Pomona Master of Landscape Architecture program. I approach projects with a natural system based integrative design perspective, which integrates function with research based analysis. I especially enjoy solving complex problems, and look for solutions that integrate natural function with beautiful design. I am a skilled researcher, who approaches design while considering cost, function, and feasibility.
I am currently a program consultant for the Youth Science Center, where I teach teenagers about watershed and natural systems function, urban gardening, and the native flora and fauna. I recently consulted the Institute of Urban Ecology, and conceptualizing their new Altadena permaculture farm and educational center.In addition, I consult and/or design landscape for DT Construction when necessary for their residential and commercial projects.
Having worked for the Los Angeles County Parks and Recreation within the planning and special projects division, helped to familiarize me with the design and rehabilitation of parks, playgrounds, and recreational areas. I am very familiar with integrated design approaches, green infrastructure, plan preparation, specifications, cost estimates, multi-modal non-motorized transportation planning, Low Impact Development (LID) & Best Management Practice (BMP) planning solutions. I am well equipped to tackle urban planning complexities with an eye on sustainability, feasibility, and cost. Having had over a decade of management experience, I am able to plan and organize when necessary, and am excellent at following through on projects from conception to completion. As a manager, I am an open-minded and considerate team player. I enjoy working with the public and engaging them with community projects. I find fulfillment in fostering stewardship and educating communities on their local environment. I am a proficient analyst and researcher with strong writing skills, and am organized, responsible, and detail focused. I look forward to hearing from you.
Institute of Urban Ecology, Altadena, CA, US, Project consultant
I was hired to conceptualize, plan and design bee keeping areas, community gardens, edible gardens, interpretive educational gardens, outdoor classrooms, event space, with LID stormwater management programming for a property in Altadena Ca.
Burpee Garden Products, Los Angeles, CA, US, Visual merchandiser & Sales rep.
My responsibilities included merchandising products for vendors seasonally, conducting Inventory, and place reorders to boost sales. I managed up to 24 accounts each season.
DT Construction, Los Angeles, CA, US, Landscape designer and consultant
I was the Landscape consultant and designer for the company. I was contracted on a job by job basis, and produced, conceptual plans, site plans, and planting plans. I was also brought in as a landscape consultant when necessary.
Los Angeles County Parks and Recreation, Los Angeles, CA, US, Planning and Design Intern
I was in charge of digitizing plans and detail drawings on CAD. I conducted site inventories and assessments, and wrote reports. Designed the plan room library and created the plan room database.
Singh Imports, Culver City, CA, US, Marketing and Sales Manager
My duties included managing client accounts, monitoring the inventory system, and creating both the merchandising and marketing campaigns.
PLAAY, Los Angeles, CA, US, Owner & Creative Director
My duties included overseeing the daily business of running a store and design studio. The store showcased new, and up and coming designers from all over Southern Ca. It provided a platform in which to introduce the fashion world to the showcased talent. The studio produced my self-titled clothing line, which was carried in specialty boutiques all around the world. The store and studio sponsored the New Arrivals fashion shows for summer of 2000, and fall of 2001
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Pomona, CA, US, Masters, Landscape Architecture
I completed the 606 Studio with a project titled:
Catalyzing Connectivity: Rediscovering the East San Gabriel Valley
The project clients were the Watershed Conservation Authority and the Rivers and Mountains Conservancy. The project goal was focused on addressing multi-modal transportation systems and creating a greenway along the San Jose and Walnut Creeks to connect it to the San Gabriel River Emerald Necklace project.
EDR Design Shift Charette Competition, 2nd Place
The EDR Design Shift Charrette is a two-day interactive workshop for California University and College students. The Charette allowed for us to work with industry professionals using integrated design to develop a zero-net-energy building concept over the course of two intensive days of design. Students worked in teams to collaboratively create a zero-net energy building using a series of methods and tools to develop and quantify energy savings.
Certificate of Recognition - Los Angles Parks and Recreation, Other
The certificate was given to me by the head of the Planning and Special Projects Division of the Los Angles Parks and Recreation. It was given in recognition of my hard work in organizing and developing a cataloging system for the extremely large archives of the department.