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Projects

Robert has had the pleasure to work on various size projects from large-scale master-planned communities by The Irvine Company (Orange County), Trimark (Mountain House), office and apartment complexes (Tri-Valley of the Bay Area), housing and park developments (South Bay Area), intimate residential design/build projects as both a designer/contractor, to a irrigation designer during the severe drought in California . 
 
The following projects are as followed: 
LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE: 
 
  • Irrigation Design, Water Calculations - Northern California
    • Schwab Residential Center (Stanford University), Palo Alto, CA
    • The Sisters Community (Robson Homes), Fremont, CA
    • Su-Mein Chong & Kyle Elrod Residence, Hillsborough, CA
    • San Tomas & Monroe Park and Community Garden (Gates), Santa Clara, CA
    • Central Park Raptor Habitat (Nuvis), Huntington Beach, CA
    • Katherine Delmar Burke School, San Francisco, CA
    • Rosewood House Renovation (Gates), Vallejo, CA
    • Sego / Zhuo Residence, Los Altos Hills, CA
    • Sharon Park Residence, Menlo Park, CA
    • Sleepy Hollow Residence, San Anselmo, CA 
    • Rebar Residence, San Anselmo, CA
    • Jones Hamilton Productions, Newark, CA
    • Torres Residence
    • Jeffrey/Walnut Ave Intersection (Nuvis), Irvine, CA
    • Livermore Civic Center (Nuvis)
    • Monte Vista High School Gymnasium Lobby Addition (Gates), Cupertino, CA
    • Visbal Residence, Lafayette, CA
    • 88 Arkansas Improvement, San Francisco, CA
    • Rosenberg Residence, Redwood City, CA
    • Chukkapli Residence, Menlo Park, CA
    • Rudow Residence, Napa, CA
    • Krakovsky Residence, Hillsborough, CA
    • Mission Heights Street Improvements & Historical House (Robson Homes), Fremont, CA
    • Bishop Ranch Hydrogen Fueling Station, San Ramon, CA
    • Rose Street Parking Facility (Gates), Danville, CA
    • East Bay RPD - Shadow Cliff, Pleasanton, CA
    • Martinez Waterfront Park, Martinez, CA
    • Darrow Farms, Lila Lots 11 & 24 (Robson Homes), Fremont, CA
    • 2711 Shattuck Ave (Terremotto), Berkeley, CA
    • Darrow Farms, Lila Historic House Lot 1, 22, 23 (Robson Homes), Fremont, CA
    • 2539 Telegraph Ave (Terremotto), Berkeley, CA
    • Gilead Sciences NB 357 (DES Architects), Foster City, CA
    • Bright Horizons Bishop Ranch Child Care Center (Nuvis) San Ramon, CA
    • Google Clem Campus, Ph. 1 (Golden) Mountain View, CA
    • The Primary School, Palo Alto, CA
    • Luczo Residence (Thomas Klope), Atherton, CA
    • San Luis Townhomes (Gates), Mountain View, CA
    • Tompskins Ave Remodel (Shari Van Dorn), Oakland, CA
    • Rio Ranch Retail (Oona Johnsen LA), Carmel, CA
    • Toole Residence (Shades of Green LA), Portola Valley, CA
    • Livermore Council Chambers (Nuvis), Livermore, CA
    • Desai Residence - Hydrozone Map (Garden Architecture), Martinez, CA
    • Sarah Wallis Park (City of Palo Alto), CA
    • Qiao & Hu Residence (Terra Ferma), Hillsborough, CA
    • Sundale Apartments (Gates), Fremont, CA
    • South Cove Public Dock & Parking Lot Renovation (Placeworks, Dept of Public Work), Berkeley, CA
    • North Gaffey Beautification Project, Ph. 2 (Port of LA Engineering Division), San Pedro, CA
    • Dwight Way (Nautilus Group), Berkeley, CA
    • Alemany Housing (Miller, Gelfand Partners Architects), San Francisco, CA
    • Main Street Streetscape (Gates), Oakley, CA
    • Lot 19 Lorita Avenue (Debra Yau), Piedmont, CA
    • Eden Housing Project - Harris Court Physical Rehabiltation (Wheeler), Hayward, CA


  • Irrigation Design / Water Calculations - Southern California
    • Russell Ranch Community, Folsom, CA
    • Tesero Community (Newport Pacifc Land), Santa Clarita, CA
    • Park Place III (IAC), Irvine
    • Crystal Cove, Tract 16605 (ICDC), County of Orange, CA
    • PA6, Portola Springs, N3 (Brookfield Homes), Irvine
    • PA6, Portola Springs, N3 Area 2 (The New Home Co.), Irvine
    • PA5B, Eastwood Village (Row Town Prod.), Irvine
    • 12 Oaks Winery, Temecula, CA
    • SiChem (Chemical Manufacturing Complex), Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates



      • SWA GroupSausalito 
        • Mountain House Community (www.ci.mountainhouse.ca.us)
          • Central Community Park
          • Bethany Elementary School
          • Altamont Park
          • Questa Park
          • Neighborhood 'H' (Questa Community) Streetscapes and Entries
          • Great Valley Parkway and De Anza Blvd Street Improvements
          • Highway 4, Byron Road Corridor Landscape Improvements
        • Lagoon Valley Master-Planned Coummunity, Vacaville
        • Robson Homes Community Development, South Bay (www.robsonhomes.com)
          • The Grove (Encanto) Community, San Jose
          • Castilleja, Fremont
          • Bella Vista, Los Gatos
        • Mare Island Elementary School, Vallejo
        • Donald & Maureen Green Music Center, Sonoma State University (www.sonoma.edu)
        • River Oaks Park (Crescent Park), San Jose
        • California Academy of Science, San Francisco (Plant Suggestions of the Living Roof)
       

      • EDAW/AECOM - Irvine
        • Portola Springs Community, Irvine (www.villageofirvine.com)
        • Portola Springs & Sand Canyon Avenue, Irvine
        • Woodbury Community, Irvine
        • Northwood Community, Irvine
        • Turtle Ridge Community, Irvine
        • Orchard Hills, Irvine
        • Mountain Park, Irvine
        • Quail Hill, Irvine
        • Pacific Ridge, Newport Coast
        • Crystal Cove, Newport Coast
        • Talasera Community, Fort Worth, Texas
        • IDEC Pharmaceuticals Corporation, Oceanside

       
      • NuvisCosta Mesa 
        • Balboa & Main Street Clock Tower Competition, Newport Beach
        • Centerstone Community, Cerritos (www.centerstone.com)
        • Central Park, Huntington Beach

       
      • Lifescapes International, Inc. - Newport Beach 
        • Balboa at One Ford Road, Newport Beach (www.onefordroad.com) - 1999 Awarded National Community of the Year
        • MGM Grand Hotel, Las Vegas, NV
       
       
       
      LANDSCAPE CONSTRUCTION:

      • Natures Image, Inc. - Lake Forest
        • Headlands Reserve South Strand Slopes, Dana Point
          • Client: Headlands Reserve
          • Biologist: URS Corporation
        • Four Seasons Community of Potrero Creek & Mitigation Ponds, Beaumont
          • Client: k.Hovnanian Companies
          • Biologist: Glenn Lukos & Associates
        • RSMWD Native Slope Improvements, Rancho Santa Margarita
        • Lennar Communities Hunter's Ridge - Mitigation & Monitoring Plan, Murrieta
          • Biologist: Glenn Lukos & Associates
        • Powder Canyon Restoration (San Gabriel River), Los Angeles
          • Client: County of Los Angeles (Department of Public Works)
          • Biologist: BonTerra Consulting
        • Vallecito Creek Tamarisk Eradication
          • Client: State of California (Department of Parks & Recreation)
          • Biologist: Colorado Desert District
        • San Miquel Reservoir 



      • MHA and Eastern Landscapes - Pacheco
        • Highway 680, Bollinger Canyon Raod, San Ramon, CA
          • Client: City of San Ramon, CALTrans
        • Catellus Office Park, Richmond, CA
          • General Contractor: N.L. Barnes Construction
          • Landscape Architect: DES Architects Enginners
        • Downtown Pleasant Hill Shopping Center, CA
          • General Contractor: Vila Construction
          • Landscape Architect: Gates & Associates
        • Hewlett Packard Building 45, Cupertino, CA
          • General Contractor: Rudolph & Sletton, Inc.
          • Landscape Architect: Smith & Smith
        • Jefferson Apartment Complex, Dublin, CA
          • General Contractor: JPI Construction
          • Landscape Architect: Gates & Associates
        • Marin City Townhouses, Marin City, CA
          • General Contractor: Roberts-Obayashi
          • Landscape Architect: SWA Group
        • Mexican Heritage Plaza, San Jose, CA
          • Client: City of San Jose
          • General Contractor: S.J. Amorosa Construction
          • Landscape Architect: Royston, Hanamoto, Alley & Abey (RHAA)
        • Senior Life Care Center, Danville, CA
          • General Contractor: Barnes Construction
          • Landscape Architect: MPA Design
        • Wind River Office Complex, Alameda, CA
          • General Contractor: Turner Construction
          • Landscape Architect: Smith & Smith
        • Oakwood Athletci Club, Lafayette, CA
        • Gandhi Residence, Pleasanton, CA
        • Ariu Levi Residence, San Leandro, CA
        • Jefferson Palm Apartments, Fremont, CA


       
      LANDSCAPE MAINTENANCE:
       
      • Cal Poly Pomona Horticulture Unit - Pomona, CA
        • Oliver A. "Jolly" Batcheller Conservatory - Garden Curator
        • Nursery Sales, and Pointsettia, Orchid, and Exterior/Interior Plant Care 
        • Palm Propagation and Percentage Analysis

            

      • The Huntington Library, Art Collection & Botanical Gardens - San Marino, CA
        • Palm Garden Maintenance, Clean-up of nearly century-old palms 

       

      • Paradise Landscaping - East San Francisco Bay Area
        • Landscape Maintenance, Clean-up and Design
          • Clients of: Residential, Townhouses, Multiplex Units to Commercial Properties

       

       

       

      GF - DESIGN: 

      (Gardenforms - Design and/or Field Consultation Projects)

        • Paulino Residence, Hercules
        • Kinley Residence, Pinole
        • Vega Residence, Alameda
        • Sullivan Residence, East Richmond
        • Galloway Ranch, Crockett-Port Costa
        • Pero Residence, Walnut Creek
        • Chui Residence, San Ramon
        • Chainey Engineers & Bailey Investments, West Oakland
        • Central Richmond Greenway Bike & Pedestrian Trail, Richmond
        • Lang Residence, Alamo
        • Collins Duplex Residence, Martinez
        • Duman Residence, Pleasanton
        • Sullivan Residence, Pinole
        • Kirit Residence, Laguna Hills
        • Creelman Residence, Irvine
        • Kikuta Residence, Long Beach
        • Hartman Residence, Irvine (Turtle Ridge Community)
        • Millstein Residence, Redondo Beach
        • Peterson Residence, Cerritos
        • Boemler-Wareing Residence, Brea
        • Magee Residence, Pinole (Nob Hill Community)
        • Russell Residence, Richmond
        • Brant Residence, Costa Mesa 
        • Rodney Residence, Huntington Beach
        • Mingus Residence, Brentwood
        • Miculich Residence, Santa Ana
        • Fay Residence, Hercules
        • Taylor Residence, East Richmond (Carriage Hills Community)
        • Point San Pablo Yacht Harbor, San Pablo 

       

       

       

      GF - DESIGN/BUILD:

      (Gardenforms - Design and Constructed)

          • Mills Residence Slope Restoration, Martinez
          • Pero Residence, Unincorporated Walnut Creek
          • Lam Residence, Fremont (Mission San Jose District)
          • Walker & Wilson Residence, Richmond
          • Johnson Residence, Richmond
          • Greenway Edge & Williams Residence, Richmond
          • Collins Residence, San Pablo
          • Frisbie Residence, El Sobrante
          • Luevanos Residence, West Covina
          • Wills Residence, Anaheim Hills (Westridge Community)
          • Parker Residence, Anaheim Hills (Westridge Community)
          • Dunlap Residence, Anaheim Hills (Westridge Community)
          • Smith Residence, Anaheim Hills (Westridge Community)
          • Londre Residence, Anaheim Hills (Westridge Community)
          • Klotz Residence, Anaheim Hills (Westridge Community)
          • Genest Residence, Irvine (Turtle Ridge Community)
          • Gates Residence, Irvine (Quail Hill Community)
          • Parker Residence, Ladera Ranch
          • Frisbie Residence, El Cerrito
          • Collins Duplex Residence, Martinez
          • Frisbie Residence, East Richmond (Hasford Heights)  
       

       

       

      GF - PUBLISHING:

      (Gardenforms - Independent Design, Research and Publishing Projects)

          • Gardenforms Palm Guide (currently under research, publish pending)
          • Gardenforms Landscape Plant Guide
            • (ISBN: 141201151-5), Trafford Publishing - Copyright 2006
          • Gardenforms Photograph Reference Library
          • Ground Cover On-Center Spacing Analysis Diagram
          • Irrigation Design Process and Diagrams (2003, 2007, 2015)
          • USDA and Sunset Climate Zone Analysis with Global Climate Zones (2016-Present)
       

               

      "What is a weed? A weed is a plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered."

      - Ralph Waldo Emerson