Jacob's sensitivity to client needs, user experience, and sustainable solutions equals his passion for contemporary site design and place making. Jacob has focused his education and career on understanding and exploring our relationship with natural and built environments; and his background in design, engineering and construction has given him a strong foundation for working with clients, communities and multi-disciplinary teams to facilitate processes within which design can take place.
At RHAA, Jacob has worked on a diverse range of public & private projects; from master planning and conceptual visioning to a wide variety of constructed projects. His work has included urban plazas, streetscapes, and civic spaces; park and recreation projects; health care facilities and corporate campuses; schools and educational campuses; multi-use developments, commercial retail spaces, and residential design.
Megan is a landscape architect with extensive international and domestic experience. She has managed a range of projects in the fields of urban planning, public parks, waterfront design, high-density housing, urban forestry, trails, cemeteries, public utilities, and community development. She brings awareness and spirited creativity to projects striving to deliver positive results. Her design approach is to listen to the land and people, then incorporate the unique aspects of each site. Megan has a passion for hiking, nature observation, and mountain biking. She enjoys teaching people to care for the places they cherish for outdoor recreation and to protect the natural environment.
Janet has provided RHAA project accounting and financial support since 1998. Her prior experience includes project accounting and software implementation in both the technical and manufacturing fields. Living and working local allows Janet to bike commute and to help reduce her carbon footprint. Her passion for mountain biking includes both exploring the trails and volunteering to help maintain them.
Tegan has over twelve years' experience marketing in the AEC industry. She is a member of the Society of Marketing Professional Services, the California Park and Recreation Society, and the Bay Area Open Space Council. She strives to acquire a wide array of projects for the firm, while also maintaining a strong connection with clients. Working with RHAA, Tegan has developed a strong admiration and passion for the landscape architectural field and is proud to be a part of the RHAA team. In her free time she enjoys perusing local flea markets, cooking, and hiking around the Bay Area.
John brings a background in Integrative Biology to Landscape Architecture and an interest in urban and cultural landscapes that connect communities to their surroundings. He believes enduring and memorable public spaces emerge from the creative melding of a site’s ecology, its history, and the functional needs of the individuals using it. He has a particular interest in the experiential qualities thoughtful planting design can elicit. In his free time, John can be found hiking through and photographing California’s diverse native plant communities or taking road trips to mid-century destinations.
Born and raised in Japan, Masahiro started his career at a well-respected Landscape Architecture firm in Tokyo. Prior to his career in the US, he earned a perspective of the modern minimalist aesthetic understanding the interface between Architecture and Landscape Architecture through his work and education.
Since joining RHAA in 2006, he has designed a wide variety of projects with a strong sense of constructability. He fulfills a role of designer as a graphical translator to interpret and transform spaces into profound landscapes for people.
He enjoys traveling and finds inspirations by being in places in different scales ― a hidden zen garden ‘Entsu-ji’ in Kyoto, a mile long energetic street ‘La Rambla’ in Barcelona, or a dynamic valley landscape ‘Lake Lungern’ in Switzerland.
Mike brings a balance of construction field work and schematic design ideas to deliver timeless designs for his clients. His ability to engage stakeholders and consultants to effectively communicate throughout the process of conceptualization through implementation allows him to achieve meticulously crafted designs. He has a passion for materiality and the built environment. Mike’s diverse experience includes public and private projects ranging in scale from single family homes to Master Plans. His craft has allowed him to work on projects across the US in California, Connecticut, Colorado, Idaho, New York, Maryland, Arizona and Nevada.
Outside of the office, you can find Mike riding around the hills of Berkeley and Marin, skiing Tahoe or exploring the culinary diversity of the Bay Area.