Jeff Gonot

Jeff Gonot

San Francisco, CA, US



Explorer of landscapes and built environments that inspire me. I document them, analyze and critique the spaces in order to better understand elements of design in the field of landscape architecture. Traveling has helped to spur my curiosity with the built environment and my desire to change the spaces that we move through. I hope to accomplish that with smart, sustainable, and artistic designs.

Currently seeking part-time or full-time employment in the field of landscape architecture. I will go where ever employment takes me. I am a dual citizen of the US and UK.



Landscape Development Inc., Assistant Project Manager

• Oversaw and personally managed 30+ projects
• Made accurate cost estimates on landscape and irrigation plans while utilizing bid software, On-Screen, and by hand
• Project site visits in order to better communicate with clients to finalize designs and bids
• Prepared drawing sets, presentation packages, construction details, as-builts, and red-lined construction documents
• Utilized programs such as Adobe CS4, SketchUp, and AutoCAD in creating designs and detail drawings for residential and commercial projects, as well as color rendering plans by hand

Mar 2010 - Mar 2011

HLA Group, Intern

• Collaborated and helped with community planning and attended client and community input gatherings for a project at UC Davis Medical Center and a neighborhood park in Pollock Pines, CA
• Reviewed and red-lined construction documents, and assisted with administrative work
• Used Auto CAD to layout planting plans

Jun 2008 - Aug 2008

Golfplan, Intern

• Assisted with large scale land use and community planning projects in the United States, South Korea, Egypt, and India
• Laid out plans through hand drafting and Auto CAD, before adding color graphics in Adobe Photoshop
• Designed a conceptual 3-hole practice course for a project in Malaysia that was sent to the client as my design

Jun 2007 - Sep 2007


California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Bachelors, Landscape Architecture

Fall 2008 - Italy Study Abroad Program - Castiglion Fiorentino, IT
• Utilized Robert Irwin’s Process of Abstraction to design a light structure that resembled hydrology in the Val di Chiana
• Worked with the community to get their input on the design of our projects
• Fortunate to see some of the world’s most amazing art, villas, architecture, and landscapes in Ireland, Spain, France, and Italy

Sep 2005 - Jun 2009

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