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Grounded Landscape Architecture

About

Grounded believes that landscape architecture is the marriage between architecture and nature. We create landscapes that are visually stimulating and highly functional. Our design style is modern, using bold forms, repetition, geometry and contrast to create strong visual connections between the landscape and architecture. A less-is-more approach makes every element more important and heightens your perception of space, color and movement. 



Environmentally sensitive landscapes are essential in Southern California. Drought-tolerant plant materials, water zones, thoughtful use of materials and planning create spaces that look organized and timeless, yet establish an appropriate balance with nature.

Richard Risner

Richard Risner, ASLA

Principal Landscape Architect

LICENSED LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT

     California license: 4808

     Arizona license: 39140

 

rich@grounded101.com    

p: 760-518-7106         f: 760-230-1835

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

ASLA - American Society of Landscape Architects

President, California Council of the ASLA 2018-19

California Council of the ASLA representative 2017-18

President, San Diego Chapter ASLA 2016

EXPERIENCE

Licensed in both California and Arizona, Richard has over 28 years of public and private sector experience providing professional services in all aspects of landscape architecture project development.

Richard has direct experience working with a variety of public agencies such as the Federal Government, National Parks, Bureau of Land Management, US Army Corps of Engineers, California State Parks, CalTrans, California Coastal Commission, California Dept of Fish and Game, California Dept of General Services, California Dept of Water Resources, and various local City Planning and Engineering Departments.

Richard's vast experience as a project facilitator includes all aspects of project scoping, urban planning, private residential, resort design, retail, industrial/business parks, commercial, university campus planning, master planned communities, sub-division planning, multi-phase housing development design, street-scape plans, construction observation and public meetings. Project facilitator responsible for and personally involved with all aspects of project realization from inception through construction for operational and visitor facilities within the California State Park system; which includes State natural preserves, State natural reserves, State beaches, State historic parks and CEQA's environmental documentation support.

Extensive landscape construction documentation preparation including planting plans, irrigation plans, hardscape dimensioning and layout plans, details, cost estimations, specifications, slope/site grading plans, redline plan corrections, plan city, state and community parks, construction administration, client meetings, project scoping. Preparation of graphic presentations or conceptual landscape plans for client meetings, city-local agency meetings, community involvement meetings. Submit plans for permit and/or agency review/approvals.

EDUCATION

Bachelors of Art, Environmental Design

San Diego State University

Jodine Souttere

Jodine Souttere

Associate Landscape Architect

LICENSED LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT
​     California license: 5238

     Arizona license: 43912

jodine@grounded101.com​

p: 619-459-6502         f: 619-795-0500

EXPERIENCE

California and Arizona licensed landscape architect with 21 years of public and private sector experience providing professional services in all aspects of landscape architecture project development.

Jodine has direct experience working with a variety of public agencies such as CalTrans, LMD, CCDC, SanDAG, San Diego County Health Department and various local city planning and engineering departments. 

Experience includes landscape design, site planning, construction documents, contract administration and construction observation for public and private projects.  Jodine has successfully project managed numerous projects, including managing design teams, detail design, construction document preparation, irrigation design, erosion control and re-vegitation in Southern California. Her experience includes parks, streetscapes, residential communities, commercial developments, urban revitalization projects, and transportation facilities.

Additional design experience on a variety of landscape projects for commercial and public works. Responsibilities include project management, site planning, conceptual design, construction documentation, client coordination, meetings, cost estimates, contract documents, submit plans to obtain permits, adhere to all corrections and final walk-throughs. Many projects consist of large scale planned communities, model homes, apartment and single family housing developments, typical front yards, slope erosion, bush management, streetscapes, fence and wall plans, entry monuments, tot lots, recreation areas, crime prevention landscaping, CC&R and HOA exhibits.

EDUCATION

Bachelors of Art, Environmental Design

San Diego State University

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