• Registered Landscape Architect – California #3103
  • Certification, Landscape Irrigation Auditor, Cal Poly, CA, 1991
  • Certification, Qualified Bay-Friendly Landscape Professional, 2010

We believe that, as Landscape Architects, we must understand our place in the natural world and how responsible we are for developing and maintaining harmony and balance in our world. The opportunity to experience the natural landscape through a garden or outdoor space helps us to understand our place in the world and to protect and respect it through the landscapes we create.


  • Bell Winery – Yountville CA
  • Bouchaine Winery – Carneros CA
  • Clos du Bois Conceptuals– Geyserville CA
  • Dalla Valle Winery Barrel Room- Oakville CA
  • Duckhorn Winery Entry & Outdoor Hospitality Area- St. Helena CA
  • Flora Springs Winery – St. Helena CA
  • Grgich Hills Entry Addition – Rutherford  CA
  • Medlock Ames Tasting Room Conceptuals– Healdsburg, CA
  • Palisades Winery – Pope Valley CA
  • Paradux Winery – Oakville CA
  • Perla Winery – Napa CA
  • Sequoia Grove Winery – Rutherford CA
  • Taplin Cellars – St. Helena CA
  • Bodega Harbor Inn Conceptuals– Bodega Bay CA
  • Dry Creek Inn – Healdsburg CA
  • Krug Convention Center – Healdsburg, CA
  • Rancho Caymus Inn – Rutherford CA
  • Sebastopol Inn – Sebastopol CA
  • Sonoma Valley Inn – Sonoma CA
  • Verano Hotel – Sonoma CA
  • Inn on Pine, The Bergson – Calistoga CA
  • The Estate Yountville – Villagio, V Marketplace, Vintage Inn – Yountville CA
  • Marin County Club Wedding Terrace Conceptuals– Novato CA
  • OVA Pickleball Sports Complex Conceptuals– Santa Rosa CA
  • OVA Demonstration Gardens Conceptuals – Santa Rosa CA
  • Windsor Community Park ‘Pueblo Viejo’- Windsor CA
  • Yountville Pocket Park Renovations  – Yountville CA
  • Yountville Veteran’s Memorial Park Plaza – Yountville CA
  • Alta East Subdivision- Napa CA
  • Carriage Lane Subdivision – Santa Rosa CA
  • Citrus Gardens – Cloverdale CA
  • Grove Street Condominiums – Penngrove, CA
  • Riverview Frontage Renovation – Healdsburg CA
  • Vineyard Oaks LEED – Yountville CA
  • Vineyard Valley Lagoon, Floodwall, Putting Green Park  – St. Helena CA
  • Vista HOA Planting Renovation – Yountville CA
  • Oaktree Vineyards HOA Community Gardens – Napa CA
  • Fircrest Convalescent Memorial Rose Garden – Sebastopol CA
  • Crestwood Serenity Garden – American River CA
  • Becoming Independent Events Center – Santa Rosa CA
  • Lifelab Project – Gravenstein & Hillcrest Schools – Sebastopol CA
  • Habitat & Children’s Gardens – Yountville Elementary School CA
  • Alta Madrone Family Housing – Sonoma CA
  • Magnolia Hills Subdivision – Petaluma CA
  • Madrone Village Apartments – Petaluma CA
  • Lavell Village Apartments – Santa Rosa, CA
  • Valley Oak Homes Co-Housing Apartments – Sonoma CA
  • Pope Street Apartments – St. Helena CA
  • Albertson’s Shopping Center – Cotati CA
  • Whistle Stop Station – Sebastopol CA
  • Covert Lane Commercial Complex – Sebastopol CA
  • DeMeo Teen Center – Santa Rosa CA
  • Dowdell Ranch – St. Helena CA
  • Four Corners – Santa Rosa CA
  • Central Business Center, Oakmont Village, Santa Rosa CA
  • Central Plaza Project, Oakmont Village, Santa Rosa CA
  • Napa Valley Wine Train – Napa CA
  • Oakmont Village East Rec Center Pool Renovation – Santa Rosa CA
  • Chanoff Family Estate – Calistoga, CA
  • Hormel Family Estate – Occidental CA
  • Marra Ranch – Occidental CA
  • McLaughlin Estate – Sonoma CA
  • Prim Family Estate – Angwin CA
  • 5126 Big Ranch Road – Napa CA
  • Visceglia Estate – Angwin CA
  • 65 El Cortez – Napa CA
  • Backen Residence – Oakville CA
  • Bittner Residence – St. Helena CA
  • Bloomberg Residence – Napa CA
  • Blum Residence – Yountville CA
  • Brown Residence – Yountville CA
  • Cavellini Residence – Sonoma CA
  • Clause Residence – Calistoga CA
  • Devlin Residence – Santa Rosa CA
  • Dunlap Residence – Carneros CA
  • Euser Residence – Napa CA
  • Farber Residences – Calistoga, Napa, Santa Rosa, St. Helena CA
  • Groves Residence – Santa Rosa CA
  • Gyorgy Residence – Santa Rosa CA
  • Hardwidge Residence – St. Helena CA
  • Hom Residence – Napa, Calistoga
  • Hannon Residence – Sonoma CA
  • Holmes Residence – Santa Rosa CA
  • Jeffers Residence – Santa Rosa CA
  • Jones Residence – Yountville CA
  • Katz Residence – St. Helena CA
  • Kollaja Residence – Guerneville CA
  • Koeberer Residence – Sonoma CA
  • Krug Residence – Sonoma CA
  • Leavy Residence – Burlingame CA
  • Lewis Residence – St. Helena CA
  • Lloyd Residence – Benicia CA
  • Mangleson Residence – St. Helena CA
  • Mohler Residence Frontage- Yountville CA
  • McCrane Residence – Angwin, CA
  • Mendelson Residences – Napa, Oakland
  • Moughan Residence – Yountville CA
  • Moore Residences – Sebastopol, Sonoma CA
  • Moorhouse Residence – Napa CA
  • Nelson Residence – Yountville CA
  • Nicholson Residence – Napa CA
  • Niemann Residence Planting – Napa CA
  • Noble Residence Planting – St. Helena, CA
  • Prupas Residence – Sonoma CA
  • Riley Residence – Vacaville CA
  • Ryan Residence – Napa CA
  • Qatsha Residence – Napa CA
  • Reber Residence – Napa CA
  • Risher Residence – St. Helena, CA
  • Rapp Residence– Petaluma CA
  • Rydzewski Residence – Napa, CA
  • Sangiacomo Residence – Sonoma CA
  • Schweibinz Residence – Lafayette CA
  • Sheridan Residence – Sonoma CA
  • Skeggs-Jones Residence – St. Helena CA
  • Spratling Residence – Calistoga CA
  • Toftdahl Residence – Sonoma, CA
  • Veale Residence– Santa Rosa, CA



With over 35 years of experience, Lori 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.

  Lori 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.

  Lori has been involved in LEED certification projects, and dedicated to restoration of native habitats, historical preservation, community involvement, Xeriscape principles for both plant material and irrigation system development.She has honed her expertise though a wide range of projects, including parks, housing developments, inns and spas, estates, wineries, commercial, residential and municipal properties. Tasks include site assessment, preliminary schematics, budget analysis, final master plans, working drawings, bid administration through project coordination and final acceptance with maintenance guidelines.

  A California native, and brought up in a landscape contracting family, Lori has experienced the full spectrum of project startup through completion, and realized early on the importance of teamwork. A successful project is the result of a thoughtful and creative blending of client needs and site constraints. 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. The process of site assessment, preliminary schematics, budget analysis, final master plans, working drawings, bid administration through project coordination and final acceptance with maintenance guidelines is necessary to achieve a truly successful project.

  While attending UC Berkeley in the late 70s with a major in Landscape Architecture, Lori took a year abroad to study Impressionist landscape painting in Aix-en-Provence, France, where she was exposed to art and nature daily. From pastoral softscapes through the axial symmetry of Versailles, she was able to see and experience the results of man’s hand in the natural world, and to realize that she could make a difference.

  Lori Cagwin Landscape Architecture has been a member of the North Coast Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects, The Napa County Chapter of California Native Plant Society, The Sustainability Forum of ‘Future Visioning of Urban Landscapes, the Bay-Friendly Landscaping and Gardening Coalition, and Napa County Green Building Council.


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

Gold Nugget ‘Best Affordable Housing Community under 30 Acres’ – Alta Madrone-Sonoma, 2022


Associate Member, 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


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, 2010

Program Lecturer, Town of Yountville: Xeriscape, Drought Tolerant Landscape Design, 2015


Heritage Landscapes – San Anselmo CA (2010-2012)

Chapman/Ballard Residence – Pt. Reyes Station CA

Dellago Residence – Tiburon CA

Marin Housing Authority Landscape Improvements Budgeting

MAWS – Marin County CA

Meadowcreek Drive Landscape Improvements– Corte Madera CA

Koch Road Landscape Improvements – Corte Madera CA

CBH Design – Napa CA (2014)

2659, 2675 Lower Chiles Valley Rd – St. Helena CA

American Agg Credit – St. Helena CA

Cave Winery – Napa CA

Dakota Shy Winery – St. Helena CA

Deikel Residence – St. Helena CA

Krishnan Residence – St. Helena CA

Beaulieu Gardens – Seasonal Landscape/Maintenance Assessment – Rutherford CA (2022-)

Vista HOA – Monthly Landscape/Maintenance Assessment – Yountville CA (2023-)


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, 2010