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STATEMENT OF QUALIFICATIONS CIVIC


ABOUT US

BMLA Landscape Architecture was established in 1987 to create landscapes that build lasting community. Our studio atmosphere promotes open communication and a flow of creativity throughout our team. Our designoriented professionals display exceptional individual talents and a relentless commitment to providing outstanding services. The design team honors the needs of our clients by conducting extensive research and developing designs that translate our clients visions into realities. Our process builds relationships and as a result produces a commitment to execute our client’s vision on time and on budget, driving higher levels of quality in our industry. BMLA has an extensive portfolio of public and private projects. Our portfolio includes plan check, landscape inspections, water conservations solutions, water treatment, waste water, design guidelines, and GIS Asset Management. The following pages are an assortment of projects that represent our strengths and the services BMLA can provide.

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DESIGN SERVICES

Listening to our clients is our first priority. We are committed to creating design solutions that bring new perspectives to the client’s vision. Our goal, as design professionals, is to respond to individual client needs, provide outstanding services, and set high industry standards. As a full service landscape architecture firm, BMLA provides a depth of experience not only in traditional Landscape Architecture, but Planning/Site Planning and Design Guideline services. We approach each project with fresh creativity and a pragmatic understanding that protects our clients’ investments, allows flexibility for the future, and meets agency and client expectations. Design services include: n Specific Plans / Design Guidelines n Master Planning / Site Planning n Parks Master Planning n Landscape Architecture - Development, Design, And Construction Documents

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SUPPORT SERVICES

At BMLA, we provide clients with the necessary imagery to envision their project becoming a reality by using a combination of hand graphics, multimedia rendering, AutoCAD and 3D computer modeling. We also offer a full range of support services to help facilitate agency approvals, construction and marketing needs. The creative design process at BMLA hinges upon collaboration and takes advantage of the synergy created from it. Services include: n Bid and Agency Processing Assistance n Specification Writing n Construction Administration n Irrigation Auditing n Computer-Generated 3D Modeling n Presentation Graphics n Illustrative Renderings n Sales/marketing Brochure Line Art Graphics/exhibits

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WATER CONSERVATION The water shortage in California has a direct impact on all of its inhabitant’s lives. Southern California in its natural state cannot support the water demands its citizens place on it. As a result we are becoming increasingly aware of our water usage and its impact on our environment. While there are numerous avenues being taken to combat the drought, realizing that some plants require more water and care than others, and then choosing what is appropriate given our climate can have a massive impact when one takes into account the amount of irrigated landscape found in Southern California. A transformation is necessary to adopt landscapes that minimize water use while retaining their purpose, attractiveness, and cultural value. Substituting lower water using, California-friendly plant material rather than traditional high demand turf is necessary in order to transform our region into a more responsible, ecologically driven one. One that can respond to and reform in response to the water crisis so that we can prevent future ones before they take place.

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BMLA integrates water conservation principles into every project we design. From demonstration gardens that provide examples of Californiafriendly plants to residential design that minimizes water use, our attention to detail integrates water conservation as an important layer of our landscape design. Our expert use of site appropriate plant material, irrigation technologies and complementary hardscape elements combine to create landscapes with identity and purpose, all while conserving our valued water resource. Our staff has years of experience with water-conserving irrigation including smart controllers and point-source drip application. Our horticultural expertise spans from coastal climates to the inland empire to the high and low deserts. Our staff collaborates with clients to create sustainable landscapes that are easily maintainable, functional and enjoyable.

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LAKE ELSINORE HISTORIC DOWNTOWN RIVER WALK CLIENT: City of Lake Elsinore BMLA converted a rocky path to an exciting trail for the community of Lake Elsinore to enjoy. Site amenities include trash receptacles, solar lighting, benches, dog waste receptacles, interpretive signage, a monumnet plaque, decorative stamped asphalt and a new fence system. With these features provided, this popular trail system is now used every day.

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CITY OF CORONA VETERANS MEMORIAL CLIENT: City of Corona Clean and uncomplicated in its intent, the City of Corona Veterans Memorial in the southern courtyard of the City Hall provides recognition to the service and sacrifice of those men and women who have faithfully served our nation. The five-sided, polished black granite monolith features custom bronze medallions set into the face depicting each of the five branches of the military, placed in chronological order of their creation. Concrete scoring and dark granite pavers radiate out from the central feature and surrounding fountain, while a ring of trees bring the scale down to something a bit more intimate, lending the entire space a sense of serene solitude and quiet introspection.

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SANTA ANA RIVER TRAIL CLIENT: City of Norco For this project, BMLA developed a series of trails adjacent to the Santa Ana River in Norco, CA. There are multi use, bike, and exclusively equestrian trails. Native vegetation was protected in place throughout the trail, with a few specific areas requiring soil cement to help with erosion control. This area has become a very popular trail with the local residents, especially those within the equestrian community.

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YUCAIPA WASTE WATER TREATMENT PLANT ENGINEERING

PARSONS

CLIENT: Yucaipa Waste Water Treatment Plant BMLA prepared the initial landscape plans for IEUA’s RP5 site in Chino prior to the addition of their administration offices. The work consisted of landscape treatments for the site perimeter, streetscape, and onsite landscape for the operations buildings and project entrances.

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EASTERN MUNICIPAL WATER DISTRICT HEADQUARTERS PERRIS, CA

CLIENT: Eastern Municipal Water District The EMWD Maintenance Headquarters project involved removing existing predominantly natural turf landscaping and replacing it with inorganic mulches and drought tolerant planting. With a reclaimed water irrigation system implemented, the plant palette was tailored to thrive under such conditions. Natural turf was completely replaced with a variety of groundcovers, rock mulches and small areas of synthetic turf. Water savings have been calculated at 70%.

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CORONA CITY HALL DEMONSTRATION GARDEN -

CITY OF

CORONA CLIENT: City of Corona BMLA was engaged to redesign the City Hall public courtyards based on the need to create a water conservation demonstration garden as a part of a public education program. The project is a part of the 20% by 2020 goals for water use reduction. The Civic Center was chosen as the site for this series of gardens because it is the most frequented public facility in the community. Each courtyard has a horticultural theme and plants are locally available at retailers.

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FONTANA CITY HALL CAMPUS PARKING CLIENT: City of Fontana The City of Fontana recently completed the renovation and reconfiguration of their Civic Center Campus Parking. BMLA was hired to prepare the water conservation based landscape renovation plans. The design includes low water requiring plants, drip irrigation and weather-based irrigation controls and schedules. Our landscape architects worked with the city and the project engineers to include the necessary WQMP BMPS in the design and construction.

Site Plan

Planting

Cercidium floridum

Chilopsis linearis

Acacia stenophylla

Wash

Hesperaloe parviflora

Salvia clevelandii

Cistus purpurea

Leucophyllum frutescens

Agave vilmoriana

Santolina virens

Rhus lancea

Convovulus mauritanicus

Muhlenb

Baccharis pilularis

Hardscape

Colored Concrete w/Banding

Colored Concrete

Rock M

Lighting

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Based on the Preservation of Heritage, Significant and Specimen Trees Article of Fontana Municiple Code

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Post Light

Wall Mounted Light Bollard


CITY OF BUENA PARK WALTER D. ETHERS PLAZA CLIENT: City of Buena Park The City of Buena Park engaged BMLA to develop a design strategy and ultimately development plans for the underused plaza space at their senior center. The plaza is used once a year for theater performances as a part of the recreation program. However, for most of the year it remained an underused and overlooked asset. A multi purpose program was selected with all of the necessary components for a variety of theater performances. The goal was to provide a space to be rented to the public for events such as wedding receptions, parties and social gatherings.

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POW-MIA MEMORIAL - RIVERSIDE, CA CLIENT: Riverside National Cemetery BMLA contributed its design services to the Veterans Administration’s Advisory Committee to create a plaza that incorporated the Lewis Lee Millett, Jr. sculpture. The plaza consists of nine solid black granite pillars which represent POW prison bars and surround the Lee Miller POW sculpture. The plaza is also part of an overall master plan, which BMLA is designing for the Riverside National Cemetery. The entire master plan provides a unique experience for visitors to learn and pay tribute to the nation’s past military efforts and sacrifices.

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PALMDALE WATER TREATMENT PLANT - CAROLLO ENGINEERS CLIENT: Carollo Engineers BMLA converted the existing and new landscape areas for this project to a drought tolerant landscape using high desert plant materials and water-saving low precipitation irrigation with a “smart� irrigation controller. Extensive use of various rock mulches and cobbles add to the water savings and complement the high desert aesthetic. New block walls, security entry gates, and entry monuments were also designed for this project. The entry monument planting features native Joshua trees and specimen agaves to accent the entry.

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CORONA LIBRARY DEMO GARDEN - CORONA, CA CLIENT: City of Corona BMLA was approached to assist in the design of a demonstration garden at the existing City of Corona Library. The project’s design focus is water conservation and providing an outdoor classroom for children to learn about water conservation techniques and the importance of drought tolerant landscapes. The scope of work includes a design for the for the entire library site landscape. The library and DWP are interested in creating more usable spaces adjacent to the library.

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COMMUNITY CENTER AND WATER FILTRATION PLANT BEAUMONT, CA

CLIENT: City of Beaumont BMLA developed plans for a 9.1 acre Demonstration Garden which surrounds the Beaumont groundwater recharge facility. The project has over 45 species of drought tolerant plants that grow and flourish in the Beaumont Cherry Valley area. These plants are identified by common and botanical names and provide visitors with landscaping ideas for their own yards and gardens. Once established, they require only infrequent watering. To conserve fresh water, the district will be irrigating the garden with recycled water. Three historic oaks were preserved and provide shade for picnic areas. Future plans for this area include a community center surrounded by a riparian habitat which circulates into the recharge ponds. Onsite water is captured in a seasonal stream bed and diverted into the recharge ponds.

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BAXTER MILLER, RLA, ASLA President

REGISTRATION Registered Landscape Architect #2136, California EDUCATION Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture, 1978 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo EXPERIENCE Baxter Miller is responsible for the overall operation and design direction of BMLA Landscape Architecture, which he established in 1987. He has led a wide variety of projects from parks and streetscapes to national memorials and downtown redevelopment. Baxter has 30 years of practical knowledge in design which helps him to work with developers, cities, and agencies to create a unique vision that translates into real world projects. He works extensively with the American Society of Landscape Architects as an Executive Board Member to promote the technical advancement and public prominence of the profession. Baxter is moving the office to integrate new forms of technology like Geographic Information System (GIS) and SketchUp to help inform every aspect of the design process. AFFILIATIONS Southern California Chapter of ASLA, Past President California Council of ASLA, Past President Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Landscape Architecture Department Advisory Council Cal Poly Pomona, Landscape Architecture Professional Advisory Board Cal Poly Pomona, Partners Circle Building Industry Association Riverside National Cemetery Monuments & Memorial Committee, Chairman California Park and Recreation Society Corona Partners for Parks Urban Land Institute Place Making Initiative Council California Board of Landscape Architects, Member of the Examination Committee City of Corona Planning Commissioner, 1985-88 CORONA DOWNTOWN REDEVELOPMENT SPECIFIC PLAN – CORONA, CA BMLA developed plans for a 9.1 acre Demonstration Garden which surrounds the Beaumont groundwater recharge facility. The project has over 45 species of drought tolerant plants that grow and flourish in the Beaumont Cherry Valley area. These plants are identified by common and botanical names, and provide visitors with landscaping ideas for their own yards and gardens. These plants, once established, require only infrequent watering. To conserve fresh water, the district will be irrigating the garden with recycled water. Solar powered irrigation timers and controllers are used. Onsite water is captured in a seasonal stream bed and diverted into the recharge ponds. FONTANA CITY-WIDE LANDSCAPE AREA GIS MAPPING – FONTANA, CA Baxter is leading this project and providing overall planning direction. He developed the protocol to map and assess Fontana’s publicly maintained landscape areas and implement the protocol with BMLA staff to digitally map plants, trees, irrigation, and site amenities through GIS. By digitizing institutional knowledge, Fontana can have precise information to budget for maintenance of public facilities.

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STEVE SHIRREL, RLA, ASLA Vice President of Operations

REGISTRATION Registered Landscape Architect #5062, California EDUCATION Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture, 1995 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo EXPERIENCE Steve Shirrel is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the office, including developing marketing strategies, project contracting, establishing and maintaining budgets, scheduling, and internal work flow. He oversees the design and production teams to make sure they deliver the highest level of service to their clients. Steve has over 25 years of experience working within the Northern California and Southern California markets and has designed a wide variety of projects including parks, streetscapes, urban infill, commercial developments and multi-family and single family housing projects. He is a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects and the Building Industry Association of Southern California. MR18 AT RANCHO MISSION VIEJO - SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA MR18 is a paseo based, single family project in the PA 2.2 Rancho Mission Viejo community. This is the second community within the RMV community that Steve has worked with Warmington Residential. MR18 is inspired by the Villages of Escencia in RMV and is a collection of Farmhouse style residences that are designed to have paseos for the main house entrance with shared alleys and a number of themed pocket parks. AUDIE MURPHY RANCH, NORTH - MENIFEE, CA Steve is leading this project and providing overall design and production direction for the expansion of the Audie Murphy Ranch Master Planned Community in Menifee, CA. The project has multiple tracts, paseos, a linear park, a direct interface with Salt Creek and a 5-acre city park. The City and the Eastern Municipal Water District have very influential roles within the project and Steve is helping the design team navigate through the various departments to make sure there is a seamless transition from the client’s scope to design solutions and construction drawings for a timely approval process from both agencies. U-HAUL RANCHO CORDOVA and TEMECULA, CA Steve is overseeing the design and development of the new U-Haul locations and expansions. These specific locations are existing facilities that require landscape enhancements as well as modifications of the plant palette and irrigation system to meet the local water ordinances and the specific plan for the industrial park. TIERRA DEL SOL NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE PARK - COACHELLA, CA Steve worked with Innovative Communities and the City Planning staff to prepare designs and programming for the park within the Tierra del Sol community. Mesquite trees were incorporated in the design to display the trees that were used by the Cahuilla People, the first known inhabitants of the Coachella Valley. Imagery was sandblasted onto the concrete and an informational plaque was included on a central granite feature as a dedication to the local tribe.

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SHANNON KARLSON, RLA Director of Production

REGISTRATION Registered Landscape Architect #6070, California EDUCATION Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture, 1996 California Polytechnic State University, Pomona EXPERIENCE Shannon Karlson has been with BMLA since 1998 and is currently the Director of Production managing and overseeing the majority of projects at BMLA. Along with directing duties Mr. Karlson is responsible for the preparation of contracts and budgets, coordination with project consultants, construction document oversight and delivery of product to clients as well as client relations. Shannon’s interest and expertise in native and California-friendly plant material and water conserving irrigation methodologies has led to the implementation of sustainable design practices in all of the projects he has worked on. These projects demonstrate that ‘green’ designs can be aesthetically pleasing, functional, educational and can have long term savings in water use and costs. RP3 DEMONSTRATION GARDEN – FONTANA, CA This project consisted of a 13-acre site with a 2-acre demonstration garden designed on an existing recharge basin facility. The demonstration garden is a component of a larger planned recreation facility proposed to be constructed in cooperation with the City of Fontana, the Inland Empire Utility Agency, and Southern California Edison. EASTERN MUNICIPAL WATER DISTRICT HEADQUARTERS – MENIFEE, CA BMLA worked with the Eastern Municipal Water District in this project to analyze existing site conditions and provide a solution that provides significant water savings. The final design incorporates drought tolerant plant material that can withstand the high salinity and alkalinity of reclaimed water and is appropriate to the climate zone for Perris, CA. Turf was completely replaced with a variety of groundcovers, hardscape areas and small areas of synthetic turf. Water savings are estimated at 70%. PALMDALE WATER TREATMENT PLANT – PALMDALE, CA BMLA converted the existing and new landscape areas for this project to a drought tolerant landscape using high desert plant materials and water-saving low precipitation irrigation with a ‘smart’ irrigation controller. Extensive use of various rock mulches and cobbles add to the water savings and complement the high desert aesthetic. New block walls, security entry gates, and entry monuments were also designed for this project. The entry monument planting features native Joshua trees and specimen agaves to accent the entry.

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ANDREW NEUBAUER Director of Design

EDUCATION Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, 2004 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo EXPERIENCE Andrew Neubauer possesses broad experiences over a wide variety of projects, both locally and internationally. This experience provides Andrew a well-rounded and creative design perspective that he can, in turn, deliver to BMLA’s clients in shaping the look and feel of a particular project. By excelling in creating attractive landscape designs he directly reacts to each unique project, working with the client’s vision and budget to delve into the full range of possibilities. Through interesting detail work, cutting edge planting design, and a constantly evolving sense of aesthetic, scale, and form, Andrew can respond to any design problem creatively and quickly. He is skilled at concept creation and graphics both hand drawn and digitally, making him particularly suited in guiding our clients through the many levels of design. His experience on the production and construction side of the field also affords him the ability to respond to the realities a site can impose. AMERICAN INDIAN VETERANS MEMORIAL – RIVERSIDE NATIONAL CEMETERY, CA Andrew developed construction documents for a monument to American Indian Veterans which includes a memorial plaza and a walkway surrounding a lake. He led in all aspects of construction documents including detailing, layouts, inventory, coordination and research. Andrew was also made responsible for preparing presentations and statements for fundraising and educational purposes. PURPLE HEART MONUMENT – RIVERSIDE NATIONAL CEMETERY, CA As the leader on the project, Andrew developed a conceptual package and presentation submitted to the federal government for project approval for a large, white granite monolith surrounded by black granite panels dedicated to all those who have been awarded the purple heart. CORONA CITY HALL VETERANS MEMORIAL – CITY OF CORONA, CA Finalizing a conceptual design for a monument and courtyard located within the City of Corona’s City Hall before developing construction documents and coordinating with the city staff and subconsultants. A large, five-sided, black granite monolith will be surrounded by a reflecting pool and paved courtyard featuring rich, dark granite cobbles in a radiating pattern. VAN BUREN BLVD VETERANS MEMORIAL HIGHWAY MONUMENTS – RIVERSIDE, CA Conceptual design and coordination for a group of large, granite-clad monuments designed to be seen at high speeds to mark Van Buren Blvd as Veterans Memorial Highway. UPTOWN CAIRO SCHOOL – CAIRO, EGYPT A private K-12 School located in the upscale development of Uptown Cairo. Andrew was Involved in the conceptual layout and design of the entire site, the grading layout, assisting in the design development sets and detailing, and heavily coordinated with the architects to integrate the indoor and outdoor environments. He also worked to develop entries, play areas, sports fields, plazas, garden areas, parking lots, and a mosque. Additionally, Andrew was responsible for overall site plan graphic and many additional exhibits.

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SAMANTHA MORAN FERGUSON, RLA Landscape Architect

REGISTRATION Registered Landscape Architect #5601, California EDUCATION Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture, 2006 California Polytechnic State University, Pomona Associate of Arts in Math/Science and Associate of Arts Humanities, 2002 Mt. San Jacinto College EXPERIENCE Samantha Ferguson is responsible for the production of a variety of projects ranging from large-scale residential to medium scale public works. She has gained experience working on park projects with clients stretching from developers through county agencies. Samantha’s curiosity for the built environment has given her a wide range of skills allowing her to be involved with many of these projects from the concept phase through construction administration. MALIBU FIRE STATION 71 – MALIBU, CA Samantha spearheaded the successful approval and installation of a complex project in which several overseeing jurisdictions had a stake. The projects success is apparent in the way it blends seamlessly with the surrounding community while at the same time providing a resource of fresh fruits to the men and women working at the facility. MILLER PARK AMPHITHEATRE – FONTANA, CA The amphitheatre went through several iterations before landing on the final design that Samantha has managed from the design phase down through construction. Her responsibilities involved coordinating the five consultants on the project to meet a tight deadline ahead of schedule. As the project progresses into the construction phase she will be integral in ensuring an exceptional entertainment experience is deliver to the residents of Fontana.

JEFF TROJANOWSKI, RLA, ASLA, ISA Project Manager / Landscape Architect

REGISTRATION Registered Landscape Architect #5785, California Certified Arborist WE-9665A, International Society of Arboriculture EDUCATION Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture, 2002 California State Polytechnic University, Pomona EXPERIENCE Jeff Trojanowski comes to BMLA with 15 years of experience in the profession. He brings with him significant knowledge and insight as a Certified Arborist and Registered Landscape Architect. With his vast experience and knowledge, Jeff is invaluable when involved in a project. He is an asset as a part of the design team, as well as aiding the production side in all our current and future projects. NEXUS TOWNHOMES – EASTVALE, CA This is a 220 unit townhome project built by William Lyon Homes in the City of Eastvale, CA. Jeff was tasked with running the project from the initiation of Construction Documents, including managing work loads and final detail design to Construction Administration duties, to create a cohesive design and final product.

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BRETT MILLER Landscape Designer

EDUCATION Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture, 2009 Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana EXPERIENCE Brett’s extensive experience in both public and private projects allows him to take on any challenge. His project experience includes all phases of projects, from conceptual and schematic, to construction documentation, to construction administration. His previous professional experience working as a landscape contractor, with land surveyors, and experience working with architecture firms bring a unique value to the team at BMLA. FOOTHILL TURF REPLACEMENT PROJECT – CORONA, CA Conscious of the drought and new water restrictions, the City of Corona began to look at their city maintained turf areas and began replacing them with California-friendly, drought tolerant plant material in an effort to do their part in conserving water. Brett assisted in the surveying and documentation of existing conditions and preparation of a plan to remove and replace the turf along high-profile streets in Corona. TURF REPLACEMENT GUILDELINES – CORONA, GLENDORA & RIVERSIDE COUNTY, CA As the state of California was faced with more restrictions, an effort to reduce water has been adopted by cities and counties. Assisting in this effort Brett compiled several documents communicating to different audiences (contractors and builders), to take site specific information and create a template for removing and reducing the amount of turf throughout these jurisdictions. MENIFEE TOWN CENTER COMMUNITY CENTER – MENIFEE, CA Starting with the schematic/conceptual design of the community center for Menifee Town Center, Brett has gone through multiple iterations of redesign and coordination with the client to develop their vision for the main recreation center of the site. BMLA was then contracted to see the project through completing both conceptual and construction documentation submittals to the City of Menifee.

YORVIN MORENO Landscape Designer

EDUCATION Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture, 2012 Minor in Landscape Irrigation Science - California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, California EXPERIENCE Yorvin’s well-rounded perspective on projects comes from his experience in small-scale project management and first hand field work. This gives him the ability to see all aspects of a project from design to construction. His roles have allowed him to create budgets, project designs, construction documents, and manage entire projects while creating unique relationships with his clients. DOWNS ENERGY – CORONA, CA This turf removal project consisted of field investigation aimed at identifying the landscape areas being retrofitted from turf to a more water conservative landscape. Yorvin created a plant palette to fuse with a dry riverbed that would encompass 1/3 of the project’s landscape area. The plant material consisted of native and low water use plants. The irrigation was converted from traditional pop-up sprays to dripline in order to water at the root source and eliminate runoff. The project was also converted from potable to reclaimed water for the irrigation system.

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JEFF BENSON Landscape Designer

EDUCATION Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture, 2012 California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, California EXPERIENCE Jeff’s experience extends from commercial development to residential and public works projects. He also has project management experience developed though his time in the United States Marine Corps. He has a keen eye for structural order which makes him valuable in the construction documents process, and the ability to come up with systematic solutions to project issues. SIERRA BELLA – CORONA, CA Jeff was responsible for producing the Planting Plans for the entire site including: Slopes, LMD Areas, Parks, Streetscape and Entries. He was also responsible for managing and making all Plan Check Corrections as well as getting through the City of Corona’s submittal process. He coordinated with the project’s Civil, Structural, and Electrical Engineers to resolve plan check comments and updates to plans. MIGUEL’S JR. – RIVERSIDE, CA Jeff was responsible for the entire Construction Document Set including Planting and Irrigation Plans. He worked with the project’s Civil Engineer and Architect to ensure that the Landscape Submittal was well-planned and correlated with the other disciplines’ plans to provide the client with an exemplary submittal set.

PABLO CORTEZ Landscape Designer

EDUCATION Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture, 2007 California Polytechnic State University, Pomona, Ca. EXPERIENCE A landscape designer with 10 years of experience, Pablo has designed and implemented a variety of projects ranging from schools, medical campuses, streetscapes, parks, commercial, retail, single and multi-family residential. He has take projects from schematic and conceptual through construction documentation and administration. He brings a varied set of talents that include AutoCAD, Photoshop and 3D rendering software, as well as sketching and drafting/designing by hand. Coordinating with architects, civil engineers and product representatives he has quickly taken project lead duties at BMLA overseeing and implementing our client’s visions. CFD AND LMD TURF REPLACEMENT – CORONA, CA The turf replacement project consists of 20 zoned turf parkway areas throughout the city of Corona slated to be replaced with California-friendly, drought tolerant plants and low water use drip irrigation systems. Pablo was tasked with coordinating the project from site data collection to preparing Construction Documents while working with city staff to finalize drawings for each zone.

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SARA SELLERS Landscape Designer

EDUCATION Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, 2014 University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon EXPERIENCE: Sara’s interest in ecological design prompted her free lance work to include habitat formation, native plant palettes, edible gardens, and small-scale water elements featuring biological filtration systems. Sara’s studies in Eco-Districts and urban agriculture have also guided her design philosophy, allowing insight into onsite water management, passive solar energy, local food production, and social involvement. Her experience at BMLA has involved site analysis, conceptual design work, renovation projects, GIS and complete construction document packages. OAKWOOD STREETSCAPE – OXNARD, CA Sara was involved in the development of the construction documents and was the lead planting designer on the major spine road that runs through the Oxnard Village. The plant palette was developed by merging an existing streetscape palette and utilizing Oxnard’s Specific Plan to make sure there was a seamless transition between the two projects. CORONA LMD-2 Zone 20 ASSESSMENT AND EVALUATION – CORONA, CA Sara’s knowledge of GIS allowed her to take the lead on this project. She managed the production of a complex GIS database that analyzed the landscape maintenance district 2, zone 20 and employed it in the formation of a comprehensive analysis and recommendation document. The project consisted of on foot site assessments in which she and her team members located and analyzed irrigation systems, soil stability, and vegetation. Data was gathered and rated under the GIS platform which was then utilized to identify priority level areas for renovation. CORONA TURF REMOVAL PROJECTS – CORONA, CA The city of Corona set ambitious goals to reduce their water use through a turf removal project. The program focused on key areas of the city to retrofit with state of the art irrigation equipment and low water use, California friendly plant material. Sara had many roles in this project including site assessments, demolition plans, planting plans, irrigation plans, and cost estimates. She was also head of all GIS related work and the development of base plans which transferred GIS data into AutoCAD files.

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LIST OF CLIENTS

CITIES AND PUBLIC AGENCIES City of Artesia City of Buena Park City of Corona City of Fontana City of Glendora City of Hemet City of Highland City of La Canada / Flintridge City of Lake Elsinore City of Norco City of Ontario City of Rancho Cucamonga City of Riverside City of Santa Maria City of Upland County of Riverside Eastern Municipal Water District Riverside National Cemetery Yucaipa Water District

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