Samuel Sabin III

Samuel Sabin III

Santa Cruz, CA, US



Mr. Sabin brings over 30 years of technical experience in the landscaping industry.  As a Landscape Designer his main involvement in projects is the management coordination and preparation of designs, plans, specifications and estimates (PS&E’s).  He has been responsible for developing CAD graphics for a variety of landscape architectural projects.

Mr. Sabin’s sustainable design experience includes stormwater management, arboriculture, irrigation audits, drought tolerant, and native plant material. His Master’s Thesis created sustainable guidelines for the Army Corps of Engineers and Orange County Watershed District.  Volunteer work includes the San Gabriel Rivers and Mountains Conservancy and the California Resource Connections. He has continued education through certification including Certified Water Auditor, Certified Arborist, and LEED® Certification.



Samuel Sabin III, Santa Cruz, CA, US, Owner

Landscape Designer / Contractor / Consultant.
Specializing in sustainable design, edible landscapes, aquaponics, and irrigation design.
Guest speaker for the Landscape Architecture Department at Brigham Young University, Provo UT.

Nov 2008 - current

Hydropoint Data Systems, Petaluma, CA, US, Product Specialist

Responsible for certifying and troubleshooting WeatherTrak irrigation controllers and flow sensor installations.
Training and technical support for corporations, contractors, municipalities, and property managers including programming and troubleshooting smart irrigation controllers to maximize water savings. Developed and conducted numerous online courses and seminars.

Sep 2015 - Mar 2017

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Pomona, CA, US, Landscape Architecture Department, Lecturer

Courses include Landscape Technology, Construction, Design, Senior Seminar (Technical Writing), Planting Material and Design, Computer Graphics - Photoshop, Illustrator, AutoCAD and Revit.

Jan 2007 - Jun 2012

LPA Inc., Irvine, CA, US, Project Coordinator

Responsible for developing designs from the conceptual stage through construction documents, including client presentation, staff management, and construction administration. Developing professional presentations in Photoshop, AutoCAD, and Revit.

Aug 2003 - Nov 2008


California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Pomona, CA, US, Masters, Landscape Architecture

Thesis Project: Healthy Urban Watersheds: Design Guidelines for San Diego Creek and the Upper Newport Bay, CA. Army Corps of Engineers and Orange County Watershed District
Concentration: Sustainable Systems from regional to residential scale

Sep 2001 - Jun 2010

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Pomona, CA, US, Bachelors, Landscape Architecture

Jan 1995 - Aug 2001

Areas of Specialization