At LGLA we approach landscape architecture as an opportunity to explore a series of relationships: between the site and the region; architecture and landscape; and most importantly, between the landscape and the people who will inhabit it. Since our founding in 1992, LGLA has been responsible for the planning and design of a wide range of public and private projects including campuses, boutique hotels, commercial buildings, public parks, and private residences.
Lisa Gimmy, PLA, ASLA, LEED AP
Founding principal Lisa Gimmy has long promoted sustainable and regionally appropriate solutions to projects regardless of complexity or scale. Designs evolve from a respect for the cultural and historical contexts and a reflection of the qualities of the site. From the beginning of program development through the detailing of materials, we engage clients who want to participate in the process to understand the possibilities appropriate to their project and to evaluate these efforts against budget and schedule parameters. At the heart of any design process is the reconciliation of competing goals and objectives; in the balance, we craft creative and innovative solutions that enable us to realize our core mission: to create landscapes imbued with beauty, utility, and a strong sense of place.
Jeff Graham, ASLA
As LGLA’s project manager, Jeff has overseen a range of projects, from private residential gardens to multi-family residential projects, and master plans. He has managed numerous complex projects, including the award-winning Hindry House, Caltech Historic Bungalow Court, Norwood Learning Village, Cedar Tree Ranch, Sierra Bonita, and Desert Retreat. He is responsible for coordination, budget, and project development tracking, review of construction documents, site visits, reviewing bids and submittals, facilitating client presentations, project proposals, social media, and interfacing with current and prospective clients.
Shuang Yu has over 17 years of experience as an architect and landscape architect. Her passion for plants inspired her to transition from architecture to landscape architecture with the desire to focus on the interrelationship between the built and natural environments. Her work has included collaboration on complex projects in significant historical settings, including the Belgrade Waterfront Renovation in Belgrade, Sebia, Ritz Carlton Hotel Courtyard Renovation in Dana Point, Castle Pine Country Club Renovation in Colorado, and the Yangzi River Masterplan in Nanjing, China.