Water, Soil, Trees: Planning for a Sustainable Future Feb 21, 2016 Event

February 16, 2016 in Events

Water, Soil, Trees: Planning for a Sustainable Future

Sunday, February 21, 2016 – 8:00am – 2:00pm
TreePeople Conference Center
12601 Mulholland Drive,  Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Begin the day with a light breakfast and networking, then enjoy three experts’ presentations on preparing for a sustainable future in the face of climate change.  Each presentation will include a Q&A session.

Following the presentations, enjoy an organic lunch and a moderated roundtable discussion between all three presenters.  We will wrap up the day with additional Q&A and networking.


Rain Water Harvesting:  a good idea for your landscape
Catch it – Move it – Store it – Use it

Marilee Kuhlmann
Urban Water Group, Inc.
Comfort Zones Garden Design

Be Loyal to Your Soil
What is it?
Why is it important?
What’s going on down there?
Frenemies & enemies of soil
Building better soil

Paula Henson
Urban Water Group, Inc.
Terra Bella Landscape Design

Preparing our trees for the next century…
 Impact of climate change on urban trees
How can we adapt?
Species selection for the next century
Reduce problems and improve tolerance

Lisa Smith
Registered Consulting Arborist #464
ISA Certified Arborist #WE3782
ISA Tree Risk Assessor Qualified

Please RSVP and attend our event!


$35  Alumni Connection members *
$45  Non-Members

* Membership is open to all UCLA Extension Landscape Architecture Program graduates, instructors, current students, and friends and family of Full Members. Annual dues range from $10-$40 depending upon the member category.


Golf & Water Sustainable Landscape Seminar February 3, 2015

January 19, 2015 in Events


When: February 3, 2014 8:00am-4:00pm
Where: Brookside Golf Course, Pasadena, CA

How is the golf industry responding to short-term drought and a longer-term need to reduce its water footprint? Can golf courses help us capture and clean stormwater?  What are the game’s leaders doing to take the state’s 866 golf courses off the potable grid? How can the industry’s experiences inform the management of other large landscapes?

Join us on February 3 for a sustainable landscape seminar showcasing innovations in efficient irrigation, recycled water, water reuse, and stormwater infiltration in this era of dwindling water resources. This program will bring together municipal officials, landscape architects, golf course superintendents, water efficiency professionals and others to examine existing programs, highlight case studies and determine the future for sustainable golf course design and management.

GCSAA Continuing Education Units Available.


  • Keynote: Mike Huck, Principal at Irrigation & Turfgrass Services
  • Ken Alperstein, Principal, Pinnacle Design Company
  • Dr. Jim Baird, Cooperative Extension Specialist and Turfgrass Horticulturist, UC Riverside
  • Ryan Bentley, Superintendent, North Ranch Country Club
  • Deb Deets, Landscape Architect, Bureau of Sanitation, City of Los Angeles
  • Penny Falcon, Water Conservation Policy Manager, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
  • Patrick J. Gross, Director, USGA Green Section – West Region
  • Tim Jackson, Golf Course Architect, Jackson Kahn Design
  • Craig Kessler, Director of Governmental Affairs, Southern California Golf Association
  • Nathan Radwick, Superintendent, Malibu Golf Club, Golf Course Superintendents Association of America
  • Kathy Ramos – Associate Resource Specialist, Metropolitan Water District
  • Jesse Seguin, Superintendent, Brookside Golf Course

Don’t miss the early registration rate (ends January 27)– sign up here today!

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California Urban Water Conservation Council Event May 22 or 29, 2014

May 4, 2014 in Events


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Job Opportunity at Quadriga in Northern California

May 4, 2014 in Job Opportunities


Quadriga is seeking a self-motivated entry-level professional to serve in their Santa Rosa office. Candidates will need a basic understanding of the landscape architectural profession, a developed graphic sensibility, and demonstrate strong AutoCAD drafting skills. Construction and construction administration experience is a plus.

Quadriga has offices in northern California and serves clients throughout the state. We specialize in innovative and functional design solutions for public sector, institutional, commercial, residential and environmental projects. Founded in 1997, our guiding vision ensures that we are always contributing to a legacy of excellent planning and design — a legacy that has always balanced stewardship, respect for cultural context, and spirit of place with solutions that are constructible and financially viable. Throughout the design process, we strive to apply LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) and Sustainable Sites Initiative philosophies whenever possible. Quadriga attempts to create a studio environment where creativity, productivity, civility and fun find a healthy balance. To that end, we seek out professionals eager to learn and who are not opposed to sharing responsibilities answering phones or taking out the trash.


  • Proficiency in computer-generated graphics using programs such as AutoCAD, Sketch-Up, and the Adobe Creative Suite
  • 0 to 3 years of experience in landscape architecture
  • Ability to work in an open, collaborative studio environment
  • B.S. or M.L.A. in landscape architecture
  • Valid US work permit

For more information about us, refer to www.quadriga-inc.com.
Please email your inquiry/resume to: Marq Truscott, FASLA      marq@quadriga-inc.com