Current Projects

LAX Intermodal Transportation Facility West

Los Angeles, CA

Client: Los Angeles World Airports

In support of the Design Build team, LCI provided preliminary planning/design efforts that led to a successful selection for the design of this new 4,500 stall parking structure at LAX.

The goal of the landscape design for the structure, plaza and adjacent ‘B’ Street was to enhance the pedestrian experience visually and aesthetically extending the vision from the Automated People Mover (APM) project creating a contiguous theme.  Low impact development (LID) practices were implemented wherever possible. Existing trees on site were documented and mitigated per City of Los Angeles guidelines.The proposed irrigation was designed with reclaimed water and drought tolerant plant materials to enforce the LAWA mission in support of sustainability.

I-405 Improvement Project (SR-73 to I-605)

Orange County, CA

Client: Orange County Transportation Authority

The widening of the I-405 freeway between the SR-73 and I-605 will improve 16 miles and includes adding one regular lane in each direction from Euclid Street to I-605 and making improvements to freeway entrances, exits and bridges. New express lanes (two lanes in each direction) will also be constructed incorporating the existing carpool lanes and connectors.

As the Landscape Architect, LCI delivered conceptual and final design for landscape and irrigation for the entire length of the project. Field support for arborist services was also provided to better integrate the proposed and existing trees to meet the environmental requirements. LCI is participating in all project packages and segments to meet schedules and budgets.

Image Credit: OCTA

Park to Playa Trail Blair Hills Bridge

Los Angeles, CA

Park to Playa Trail Blair Hills Bridge:  “Linking people and wildlife through thoughtful design.”

This pedestrian and habitat bridge, and trail connect Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook and Stoneview Nature Center to Kenneth Hahn State Recreation area, and will provide a safe wildlife migration across La Cienega Boulevard.  This project is the final phase of the Park to Playa 13-mile seamless trail network connecting parks, trails and open spaces from the Baldwin Hills Parkland to the Pacific Ocean.

LCI along with the project team have been working closely with Los Angeles County Department of Public Works, Parks and Recreation, Baldwin Hills Conservancy, Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority, City of Los Angeles and City of Culver City to complete the trail design which spans multiple jurisdictions.  A number of workshops with stakeholders are held every design milestone to ensure transparency, collaboration and compliance.

The landscape design concept includes utilizing native plants and grasses for screening views, re-vegetation/restoration, water efficient irrigation system, rustic Corten steel planters, and organic materials indigenous to the site.  Sustainability measures include capturing stormwater with bioswales, mitigation and conservation.