Biography of Lori Cagwin

Lori Cagwin
Principal Landscape Architect

Lori CagwinWith over 35 years of experience, Ms. Cagwin has provided Landscape Architectural services throughout the Bay Area from site planning through landscape development of parks, schools, multi unit residential subdivisions, inns, wineries, commercial properties, and residential estates. She is an experienced professional with a broad range of expertise in Layout and Construction, grading and Drainage, Planting, irrigation, Lighting, Construction Detailing, Cost Estimating /Value Engineering, Bid Administration, and Project Management. She has led and managed multidiscipline teams on many commercial, residential and residential projects from conceptual through final design and construction. She has been involved in LEED certification projects, and dedicated to restoration of native habitats, historical preservation, community involvement, Xeriscape principals for both plant material and irrigation system development.


  • Graduate, Leo Marchutz School of Landscape Painting & Drawing, Aix-en-Provence, France
  • BA Landscape Architecture, College of Environmental Design, University of California, Berkeley, CA
  • Napa County Bay Friendly Landscape Professional Certification


  • Associate Instructor, UC Berkeley Extension Landscape Architecture Certification: Plant Materials, Principles of Design
  • Program Lecturer, California Garden Clubs Landscape Design Study Courses: Plant Materials, Principles of Landscape Design, History of Landscape Architecture
  • Program Lecturer, Napa County Water Wise Gardens Workshop: Perfect Plant Pics


  • Registered Landscape Architect – California #3103
  • Certification, Landscape Irrigation Auditor, Cal Poly, CA, 1991
  • Certification, Qualified Bay-Friendly Landscape Professional


  • AssociateMember, CLCA North Coast Chapter, 1987-1994
  • Chairman, Redwood Empire Chapter, American Society of Landscape Architects, 1994-1997
  • Member, North Coast Chapter, American Society of Landscape Architects, 1990-1997
  • Landscape Architect, Sebastopol Design Review Board, Sebastopol, CA, 1994-1997
  • Member, California Native Plant Society, Sonoma County Chapter, 1994-1997
  • Member, California Native Plant Society, Napa County Chapter, 2009-Present
    Member, Future Visioning of Urban Landscapes – Sustainability Forum, 2009
  • Member, Napa County Green Building Council, 2010


  • CLCA State Award – ‘Xeriscape’– Rancho Caymus Inn, Rutherford, CA, 1986
  • CLCA State Award – ‘Renovation’– Sonoma Mission Inn- Sonoma, CA, 1987
  • California State Senate Certificate of Appreciation– Fircrest Memorial Rose Garden, 1994