Nicholas Stupin

Nicholas Stupin

Pasadena, CA, US

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I am a seasoned designer and motivated self-starter. I have been fortunate to work on some amazing projects in the Southern California area. I've worked on a wide variety of designs that range from Open Space Planning to Contemporary Car washes that have the car become part of the design of the building. Yes, that was truly a one of a kind project.

I've also enjoyed supervising the construction of many of these designs. Some of the projects of note have been a luxury home on the cliffs of La Jolla, a boutique movie theater in Westwood Village, and a unique wedding garden at a private hotel in North Hollywood. I am more than willing to pitch in on all levels in order to see my design come to life.

Outside of work you might find me on my favorite biking or hiking trail, volunteering my time as a member of the Tournament of Roses, or grabbing a cup of coffee at my local coffee shop.


Gothic Landscape, Valencia, CA, US, Landscape Designer

I work on a variety of enhancement projects for Gothic Landscape’s new and existing clients.
(Design-Build, construction documents, concept renderings, and planning)

May 2016 - current

La Loma Development Company, Pasadena, CA, US, Sienor Project Manager / Landscape Designer

Design budgeted projects for residential, commercial, institutional, and agency properties.
Coordinate and supervise installation crews and manage client relations.
Created plans and details for City Approvals.

Aug 2015 - Apr 2016

PAG Construction Inc., Tarzana, CA, US, Project Manager

Coordinated and supervised installation crews at a large commercial center in Malibu.
Responsible for reading plans, submitting RFIs, issuing change orders, and pulling permits.

Nov 2014 - Aug 2015

Jonny Appleseed Landscaping, Inc, Beverly Hills, CA, US, Project Manager

Managed and designed large commercial and residential construction projects.
Created estimates for large gardens, pool remodels and hardscape areas.
Provided visual presentations for meetings with clients.
Created plans and details for City Approvals.
Two of my projects won CLCA Trophies.

Nov 2013 - Jul 2014

Livable Landscapes, Pasadena, CA, US, Project Manager / Landscape Designer

Designed budgeted projects for residential properties.
Managed client relations and lead design meetings/consultations.
Coordinated and supervised installation crews.
Created plans and details for City Approvals.

Aug 2010 - Nov 2013

BlueGreen Consulting, Los Angeles, CA, US, Landscape Architect Apprentice

Created and drafted park designs and construction documents.
Worked on RFPs.
Consulted with County departments and other governmental agencies.

Dec 2006 - Dec 2007


University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles, CA, US, Landscape Architecture - Extension

Professional Certificate in Landscape Architecture

My Individual Thesis: “Building Bridges to Community”: The thesis project integrates the historic Dodger Stadium cohesively with the surrounding community and creates synergy between the ballpark and the needs of the local established community in an environmentally sustainable manner.

I was enrolled in photography, horticulture, and soil courses to further my studies in the field.

Jun 2005 - Dec 2009

University of California, Irvine, Irvine, CA, US, BArch, History

I primarily focused on US History and my senior thesis was on the Modern Movement in Landscape Architecture. I was also involved in the visual arts. I was enrolled in drawing and ceramics courses for two of my four years.

Sep 2000 - Dec 2004

Eagle Rock High School, Los Angeles, CA, US, High School, Honors and AP

Sep 1996 - Jun 2000

Areas of Specialization