April was Landscape Architecture Month!

We, at Firma Design Group, were so busy doing the art of landscape architecture, that we forgot that April was Landscape Architecture Month (for all of the United States)!  We are very proud to have a landscape architect/planner – Michael Cook – one of the partners and a landscape architecture grad – Steve Kovanis.  Both Michael and Steve graduated from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, and Steve will soon be beginning the process to become a landscape architect (by the way, a very arduous process involving 5 different tests, much like the architecture licensure process, two sections of which are very discretionary!), so, we should soon have two landscape architects in house!  We should be hiring a third landscape architect in the coming months!

Throughout the month, we practiced the sustainable practice of landscape architecture with our many clients, developments, park projects and other types of projects.  We are happy to have such wonderful clients that allow us to do the work that is best suited for their site and project.  In every instance, we try to make projects as “green” and sustainable as they possibly can be.

During the month of April was also Earth Day, and on April 19th, Steve Kovanis participated in one of our clients’ Earth Day conference and show.  Over 100 people attended the conference and show and Steve represented Firma Design Group very well to attendees!  We also discussed Bay Friendly Landscape Guidelines ( http://stopwaste.org/home/index.asp?page=378 ) with attendees and what we will be doing specifically within their office project campus.

It was our pleasure to participate in this day and other activities during Landscape Architecture Month!