Expertise DescriptionI have over 40 years experience in landscape architecture. My areas of expertise include: irrigation, erosion control, construction technology, and horticulture. I am knowledgeable in business administration, contractual services and design quality control, recreation and park planning, as well as multi and single family residential and commercial facilities. I have prior expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.
Areas of Expertise
My expert witness experience includes: Defect claims analysis for exterior spaces for tract homes (HOA's), single family homes, schools/university/colleges, apartments/condos, church/hospitals/restaurants, industrial properties, commercial properties (shopping centers, stores, offices, etc.), and public properties (parks, sports complexes, public facilities, public open space); Subject matter includes installation of landscaping, grading/drainage, hardscape, irrigation, pools/spa/fountains and landscaping lighting. Other type of cases include erosion, line of sight, horticulture, earth settlement, and flooding; Injury cases for slip, trip, fall, and auto accidents. Project include on private property, public property, parks/sports complexes (sports injury), roads, streets, and highways; City/county building code analysis.
My consulting services include: Post-construction analysis of exterior improvements; Post-injury; Plant materials, healthcare, and maintenance; Construction administration; Landscape architectural, campus, park and recreation planning.
I have been a landscape architect and park planner for many years and have designed playgrounds throughout California. I have experience working with municipalities on parks and recreation projects.
I have done several cases regarding sport field injury.
I have experience working on cases involving pedestrians walking on the turf on a school site, tripping on a sunken irrigation valve box resulting in injuries. Also similar experience with same conditions on public (parks) and private (shopping centers) property.
As a Landscape Architect I have designed many urban environments and street scapes where we utilize a variety of tree grates.
|BS||Landscape Architecture||California State Polytechnic University||Pomona|
|California Professional Landscape Architect|
|Inactive Professional Lanscape Architect licenses in 13 other states|
Awards & Affiliation
|Firm has won numerous Design of Excellence Awards|
American Society of Landscape Architects
Partial List of Consulting Expert Witness Cases