SERVING NAPA & SONOMA COUNTIES
& THE GREATER BAY AREA
Lori Cagwin Landscape Architecture has been providing landscape architectural services to clients throughout the Bay Area since 1989.
From site-planning to landscape development, LCLA brings artistic vision and 35+ years of experience to a wide range of projects including parks, housing developments, inns and spas, estates, wineries, commercial, residential and municipal properties.
As a professional who’s experienced the full spectrum of project startup through completion, Principal Lori Cagwin knows that a successful project is the achievement of many, made possible not only by the landscape architect’s vision, but also by the client, design team, and contractors.
Xeriscape Award winning designer for drought tolerant plant material for all gardens and exposures with appropriate layout and irrigation systems.
Adherence to fire wise plant lists and layout methodology as recommended by Cal Fire, City, County, and HOA stipulations.
LEED Certification Projects
Knowledge of Landscape elements required for LEED certification: Drought tolerant and native plant material, edibles and pollinators, trees for shading, recycled & local products, drip irrigation and gray water systems, LED lighting, Permeable paving.
Native Habitat Restoration
Knowledge of Pollinator and Native plant design and layout of trees, shrubs, groundcovers, perennials and grasses to attract birds, butterflies, bees and insects to assist with erosion control ,water conservation and ecosystem sustainability.
Assessment of existing conditions. Collaboration with architects, engineers and clients for optimal layout of structures, circulation systems, hardscape elements, site amenities, and softscaping into a Landscape Masterplan, which serves as the basis for budgeting and construction document development.
Extensive knowledge of appropriate plant composition and layout as it relates to sun and shade exposure, hardiness, available water, deer and predators, architectural style, and client preferences.
Onsite review and direction of Landscape and contractor installation as required or weekly inclusive of Field memos, change order review, substitutions, As-built documents.
Cost Analysis & Bid Administration
Development of Cost Estimates, Bid Schedules, Bid review and value engineering.
Layout & Construction
Layout & Detailing of all Hardscape elements and site amenities with Dimensioning and Legend for easy contractor interpretation.
Grading & Drainage
Development of Circulation systems and use areas implementing retaining walls, Balance of Cut and fill, Bioswale and bioretention systems to retain onsite drainage and runoff.
Irrigation System Development
MWELO, MAWA and WUCOLs ordinance adherence to new irrigation system design for lawns, meadow, trees, planting beds using drip irrigation, MP rotators and smart controllers. Assistance with As-Built Irrigation and Controller Charts.
Development of LED low voltage layout of path lights, accent lights, step lights & wall lights for residential and commercial projects.
RLA CA #3103
MEMBERSHIP & CERTIFICATIONS
- California Native Plant Society, Napa County Chapter
- Qualified Bay-Friendly Landscape Professional
- Certified Landscape Irrigation Auditor
We strive to achieve a harmony between built and natural forms…a softening of hard edges and a strengthening of the entire site composition.
A successful project is the result of a thoughtful and creative blending of client needs and site constraints.