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.
Projects of note:
Berkeley Toulumne Camp
Fresno SE Surface Water Treatment Facility
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.
Projects of note:
PG&E Hunters Point Shoreline
Candlestick Point and Hunters Point Shipyard Redevelopment
Salesforce Tower | Transbay Transit Center
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. He is a licensed Landscape Architect, and is Bay Friendly Certified.
Projects of note:
Fresno Fulton Mall Rehabilitation
Davis Third Street
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. Jacob is a licensed Landscape Architect.
Projects of note:
Sausalito Dunphy Park
Chelsea is a Landscape Architect with a diverse project background. To each project she brings the strong belief that engineering and design must work systematically to create spaces that respond to the physical need of a site, its culture, and its environment.
Within the office her work focuses on playgrounds, park design, National Parks, and Veteran Cemeteries. Outside of the office, Chelsea can be found hiking, biking, and woodworking.
Projects of note:
Muir Woods Pedestrian Bridges
Joshua Tree Visitor Center
Aimee is a Landscape Architect with experience working on mixed-use developments, campuses, streetscapes, urban agriculture and city developments. She is interested in working with communities and project developers to create design solutions to enrich the user experience and enhance the natural ecologies that exist on site and through the greater system.
This focus can be seen in her thesis project at the University of Oregon, where she focused on daylighting and restoring a creek to become the heart of a new mixed-use development. Outside of the office, she enjoys adventurous outdoor activities, traveling, and throwing pottery at her local ceramics studio.
Projects of note:
Half Moon Bay Library
1028 Market Street
Harvey Milk Plaza Competition
Lindsey is a Landscape Architect whose project experience has focused on local public projects, ranging from large recreational parks, neighborhood parks, and coastal trails. She offers her strong construction document and project coordination experience to the team. Academically trained in the Pacific Northwest, her studies focused on urban ecological design, community building, therapeutic landscapes, design-build, and visual arts.
As a way to continue building upon her interest in community-based work, she recently begun volunteering for a local non-profit that provides design services for local marginalized communities.
Projects of Note:
Hunters Point Shoreline
60 acre technology campus (confidential)
Dublin Downtown Streetscape Plan
Nathanael believes that each project he designs adds another layer to an already transpiring story. The landscape is complex and nuanced; each place has a unique social and environmental history. To understand this story Nathanael finds inspiration by spending time on the site, in depth site analysis, and dialogue with the community.
Projects he has worked on include public parks, community master plans, school grounds, and urban plazas. In his spare time Nathanael continues to explore the landscape where he lives by hiking, plein air painting, and taking long walks until he is lost, then finding his way back.
Kossen Miller is a landscape designer with focused interest in complex cultural landscapes and the evolution of coastal places. He holds a Masters Degree in Landscape Architecture from LSU’s Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture; and a BA in Leadership Studies from the University of Richmond. A lifelong passion for the ocean and surfing has led to international travel and work experiences that now serve to define and enrich his design endeavors.
Lauren is an urban designer interested in the relationship between landscape design, city planning, and community building. Her passion for design combines a vibrant architectural aesthetic with an interest in creating strong contextual relationships, to create unique and locally relevant spaces. At RHAA, Lauren has managed several Park and Recreation Master Plans for cities in the Bay Area, and previously worked as a Student Recreational Planner for the National Park Service.
She holds a dual master in City Planning and Landscape Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley, where she researched design through community engagement. Outside of the office, Lauren teaches dance at the studio she grew up in: Jazz N Taps rocks!
Kendra’s interest in the outdoors developed from hiking and camping along the unique coastlines and amongst the dense native forest of her home country of New Zealand. This led her to pursue her Master’s degree in Landscape Architecture from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand; graduating in 2014.
Kendra experienced working on urban parks, streets, and commercial projects in Wellington before moving to San Francisco in 2015 where she worked in high-end residential design. Through her work she has developed a passion for uncovering unique aspects of a sites identity through engagement with history, culture, community and the environment.
Nicole Hill earned her BLA from The Pennsylvania State University. She had the opportunity to study landscape architecture and urban design in Sydney, Australia and Barcelona, Spain, which has heavily influenced her as a designer. Her passion for landscape architecture stems from her love of the natural world and she believes all projects should aim to achieve sustainability in their design.
Born and raised in Taiwan, Maggie’s passion for design and plants has landed her as a software engineer, a florist, to a landscape designer. She loves hand drawings and is very interested in exploring how media integration could create a successful and innovative way to narrate design concepts to clients. She received her MLA at the UC Berkeley. Her design interests include a wide variety of project types, especially children’s playground and horticultural therapy garden design.
Daniel believes that every landscape tells a story that isn’t apparent at first glance but requires a prolonged interrogation to truly understand. This belief drives his design process. A belief that formed at school and while working at various international design firms.
He holds a Master of Landscape Architecture from The University of California, Berkeley and a Bachelor of Science in Sustainability from The University of Florida. As well, he enjoys being in water, whether that involves swimming, sailing or just standing in the shower.
Julian Rosario was raised on three continents, sparking a lifelong curiosity in culture and geography. This breadth of perspective showed him that accessible public space is the heart of urban centers and the need for communal stewardship of our planet.
Prior to joining RHAA, Julian spent time casually exploring the Hawaiian Islands, deepening his love of the land and ocean. He aspires to design places that help people connect to nature, others, and ultimately themselves. You can find him gazing out over a vista, riding a wave, or dancing the night away.
Xinni received her BLA and MLA from Beijing Forestry University and a Master of Urban Design from UC Berkeley. Her interest in landscape design focuses on public space including education, cultural and historic places. Her previous project experience focuses on urban parks and waterfronts. Xinni believes every landscape design should consider a person’s basic physical function with respect to the local context.
Outside of the office Xinni has a passion for ballet, symphony orchestra and opera. She also enjoys cycling, hiking and travelling to explore cultures and landscape.