Firma Design Group hired by Marin County

Marin Independent Journal article, May 2, 2014


The Marin County Board of Supervisors hired a Petaluma firm for $84,700 to provide an audit and assessment of water and irrigation pipelines at Marin County Civic Center, including Marin Center and the fairgrounds.

FIRMA Design Group will provide information that will be used to develop a maintenance schedule and long-term capital renovation program.

Our Vice President, Mike Cook, Registered Landscape Architect and Firma Design Group were hired by the County of Marin Public Works Department to work on the Civic Center Campus Waterline Renovaton Audit & Assessment that will observe, audit and assess the entire Marin County Civic Center, Marin Center, Lagoon Park and the Marin County Fairgrounds.  We are looking forward to working with Marin County Department of Public Works, County of Marin Parks Department and the entire team of professionals at Marin County.

Our team was selected over 3 other firms due to our professional experience, including the fact that we are expert at reviewing irrigation systems and existing landscape.  We are Certified Landscape Irrigation Auditors (CLIA, by the Irrigation Association; we are registered Landscape Architects in California, Nevada and North Dakota; we have an immense amount of experience in auditing irrigation systems to develop recommendations for efficiency upgrades and improvements thus saving water and much more.

Our team will work with County of Marin staff to ensure that the entire Marin County Civic Center campus is or will be using as little water as possible to irrigate the landscape.