Carlos Flores

Carlos Flores

Los Angeles, CA, US



Landscape Design Fellow at Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, adjunct lecturer at Cal Poly Pomona, and garden design instructor at Theodore Payne Foundation.



AmeriCorps / National Park Service, Thousand Oaks, CA, US, Landscape Design Fellow

Provide assistance to communities on partnership projects that conserve rivers, create trails, and protect natural areas for conservation and recreation. Assist with planning and facilitation of project meetings and public workshops; data collection of key natural, cultural, and recreational resources; conduct site analysis and resource assessments; prepare written materials to summarize project findings and recommendations; prepare maps, conceptual plans/designs, and other graphics and presentations.

Feb 2015 - current

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Pomona, CA, US, Adjunct Lecturer

Teach GIS and mapping, and digital graphic representation courses in the Architecture and Landscape Architecture departments.

Jul 2014 - current

BlueGreen Consulting, Los Angeles, CA, US, Project Manager

Co-wrote existing conditions report and co-developed inventory, program and analysis for outdoor recreation planning project in the Angeles National Forest, for the US Forest Service. Analyzed GPS data collected from site, topographical survey, and orthographic photos to develop site designs, graphics, and presentations.

Aug 2014 - Jan 2015

The Trust For Public Land, Los Angeles, Robert E. Carlson Intern

Created presentation graphics, collaborated with local landscape architect and ecologists, and assisted in organizing three community workshops related to the University of Santa Barbara’s South Campus Open Space Plan in Goleta, CA.

Jul 2013 - Aug 2014

Caltrans, Irvine, CA, US, Student Assistant - Water Manager

- Water management
- Assist staff in project development

May 2012 - Aug 2012

Rolling Greens Nursery, Culver City, Plant Buyer, Garden Design Consultant

- Purchased specimen plants, scouted growers and suppliers
- Provided horticultural and planting design consultations
- Supervised the exterior plants department

May 2010 - Aug 2011

Art Luna Garden, Santa Monica, Project Manager

- Developed residential landscape design
- Produced plans, graphics, and presentations
- Purchased hardscape materials and plants

Jul 2009 - May 2010

Knibb Design, Los Angeles, Project Manager

- Developed residential landscape designs
- Produced plans, graphics, and presentations

Jul 2006 - Nov 2008


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

Jun 2011 - Jan 2015

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles, CA, US, Horticulture

Apr 2008 - Mar 2009

Monterrey Institute of Technology (ITESM), Guadalajara, MX, Bachelors, Architecture

Aug 1997 - Jun 2002


EPA Campus Rainworks Challenge, Honorable Mention

Received honorable mention in national student design


Areas of Specialization