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LISA GIMMY, ASLA, LEED AP

Lisa Gimmy Landscape Architect

Lisa Gimmy entered landscape architecture with an extensive background in art history. She has directed the design of landscapes for campuses, hotels, commercial developments, and private gardens, and has successfully collaborated with other designers, contractors, and client groups on complex multi-disciplinary projects.

 

Lisa’s command of design history has led to her selection to renovate landscapes for many notable projects, including modernist homes by Carl Maston, Richard Neutra, Rob Quigley, and Eugene Kinn Choy, and the creation of a courtyard garden for a historic home in Antigua, Guatemala. She helmed the landscape restoration of the landmark Hindry House in Prospect Park, Pasadena, and recently completed the renovation of the landscape for a 1910 Sylvanus Marston Craftsman home also located in Prospect Park. Additionally, she created new landscapes for the historic Caltech Bungalow Relocation project, as well as the Helms Hall of Fame in the historic Helms Bakery District.

 

Lisa’s deep knowledge of plants allows her to develop sophisticated palettes that celebrate color, texture, and seasonal change, while paying increasing attention to water use and maintenance.

 

Her work has been recognized with numerous awards, and has been published in many magazines, including The New York Times, Landscape Architecture Magazine, Metropolitan Home, and Los Angeles Magazine, as well as books, including Exploring Guatemala’s Gardens from Atlantic to Pacific, City of Angels: Houses and Gardens of Los Angeles, and Dry Gardens.
 

Lisa is deeply committed to educating the public about the value of cultural landscapes.  She is co-chair of a volunteer committee that is developing a Historic American Landscape Survey for the Virginia Robinson Garden in Beverly Hills.  She regularly participates in garden tours and dialogues, public lectures and ‘What’s Out There’ Weekends sponsored by The Cultural Landscape Foundation, The Garden Conservancy, and the California Preservation Foundation.

JAMIE LITTON LANFRANCO, ASLA, DESIGNER

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A landscape architect described her profession to Jamie as "creating a painting, then getting the honor to walk through it." After learning about what the profession encompasses, her interest only grew. Jamie received her Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, and began her career in the San Francisco Bay Area. 

Since joining LGLA, she has worked on a variety of projects, including a feasibility study for a skilled nursing facility at Barlow Respiratory Hospital, the landscape renovation of the historic Helms Hall of Fame, the Historic American Landscape Survey report for the Virginia Robinson Gardens, and gardens for many private residences. Aiming to bring designs to life before the project breaks ground, Jamie specializes in visual presentation, from 3D modeling to construction documentation and research.

Jamie has travelled abroad in Europe, Asia, and the Caribbean, but usually enjoys spending time exploring nearby national parks, especially during wildflower season. She is continually inspired by the bold modernist work of Roberto Burle Marx, the strength of wilderness captured through the lens of Ansel Adams, and the colorful organic details of Antoni GaudÍ. 

JEFF GRAHAM, ASLA, PROJECT MANAGER

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The woods behind Jeff’s childhood home gave birth to his passion for the outdoors. His commitment to landscape architecture is driven by the desire to create outdoor spaces that successfully integrate the natural and built environments and connect the user to the larger landscape. Jeff holds a Bachelor of Fine Art in Theatre from UC Santa Barbara and received his post-graduate certification in landscape architecture from UCLA Extension.

 

At LGLA, Jeff has managed numerous complex projects, including Norwood Learning Village, The Bungalow Relocation at Caltech, Hindry House, Cedar Tree Ranch, Sierra Bonita and Desert Retreat.

 

A more oft-than-not weekend traveler, Jeff frequents Portland, Oregon, the Eastern Sierras and the desert Southwest for inspiration and considers experiencing Monet’s Magpie at the d’Orsay as a highlight of a lifetime. Projects that provide a thoughtful narrative about the users and historical context inspire him, as do the works of Lawrence Halprin and Steve Martino.