We are Lynn Capouya, Inc., a full service Landscape Architecture firm, where our primary goal(s) are focused on delivering quality and sustainable landscape design services for both public and private market sectors. Our staff of professionals work together and collaborate to develop ideas, focus on our clients and produce effective solutions addressing immediate and long-term footprints garnering extraordinary results. We are a team of licensed landscape architects, LEED accredited professionals, certified irrigation designer/water auditor and certified arborists. LCI is SBE and WBE certified. Our headquarters are located in Irvine, California.
“We design environmentally conscious landscapes to tell stories and create value through climate adapted plant palettes, innovative design, and thoughtful hardscape that interconnects community.”
Under the leadership of Lynn Capouya, the LCI team is committed to our relationships with our clients, partners, and employees to foster their goals. At LCI we will be impactful environmental stewards for enhancing the human condition.
Incorporated in 1985, LCI’s reputation has been built upon our long successful relationships with our clients, team partners, and dedicated staff. Our mission is to bring value to the people we work with and the people who work for us.
Lynn Capouya Landscape Architects strives to provide our clients with work that is environmentally conscious, meaningful to users, and financially successful. Our design philosophy on official plant palettes, innovative irrigation design, and thoughtful landscape materials to reduce waterwaste use, maintenance, and life cycle costs.
Whether day one or year ten, Lynn Capouya Landscape Architect’s goal is to deliver not only sustainable but aesthetically appealing landscapes which reflect our clients’ needs, enhance architecture, and tell a timeless story.
LCI has a history of nearly four decades in providing full scope design services – client and team coordination; project planning kickoff; schematic design; construction documentation; plan check; construction administration; and project closeout. Our design service is focused on hardscape, irrigation and planting, but also extends to include site furnishings, signage, concept lighting, concept grading, habitat restoration and stormwater drainage best management practices. Additionally, LCI maintains an in-house irrigation design studio led by a certified irrigation designer/water auditor.
Our Project Approach
LCI works with clients to effectively identify and resolve critical issues encountered in a variety of site situations (new or existing) such as unique climatic conditions, air/water/soil quality, potable versus reclaimed/grey irrigation, water intensive plant materials, inefficient irrigation systems, stormwater drainage, and insufficient infrastructure. Our ability to weigh the initial and lifecycle costs against client criteria and budget constraints have consistently been valuable tools in determining practical and sustainable landscape solutions.
LCI’s planting and irrigation design focus on finding a balance between our clients’ goals, site requirements, and sustainability. Drought tolerant plant palettes, innovative irrigation designs and calculation metrics are utilized to save clients’ money by reducing water use and striving to exceed state and local regulations. Our goal is to set the industry standard for sustainable and water efficient site design. As stated above, LCI’s goals to deliver is not only sustainable, but also aesthetically appealing landscapes that reflect our clients’ needs, enhances architectures, and tells a timeless story.
Planting and Irrigation Design Components
Irrigation master planning
Water efficient and low maintenance plant palettes
Drought and water management services
Water consumption data collection, analysis, and comparison
Sustainable maintenance practices
Additionally, working with our civil engineering team partners, LCI’s projects are designed to improve stormwater drainage systems by reducing runoff, capturing for reuse, and improving water quality.
Our Sustainability + Water
LCI has completed over 30 LEED certified projects and developed a Sustainability + Water Management program to provide clients with a strategic plan for moving forward with cost effective design solutions related to site issues – water intensive plants, irrigation water use, drainage, and site infrastructure.
Our in-house irrigation studio has developed proprietary metrics for showing clients their current water use and solutions on how much LCI can save them. Additionally, the program analyzes stormwater drainage issues and opportunities for capture/reuse. The program focuses on existing site renovation/repositioning but can be applied to new construction sites as well.