The Landscape Architecture students from UCLA Extension presented their masterplans to the March Field Air Museum Board Members on December 10, 2016. The event was attended by avid museum patrons, staff, educators and landscape professionals. This exercise brought real-world challenges to the students and helped them prepare for their upcoming thesis class. As for the museum, this process provided a window of opportunity to possibly secure funding and grants for future work.

The program started with opening remarks from Paul Hammond, Museum Director and two staff from UCLA, Stephanie Landregan and Patrick Reynolds, followed by a site investigation/analysis summary given by one of the students and then the presentation of each of the five students’ individual works. The students addressed the following opportunities and constraints:


  • Freeway noise
  • Lack of visual cues, signage, sense of arrival and place
  • Poor pedestrian and vehicular circulation
  • Height limits for trees and shade structures
  • Lack of shade areas


  • Opportunity to create unique experiences through organizing and utilizing large vacant spaces to be used for future memorials, gathering areas, and site amenities
  • Opportunity to give the museum and guests a sense of place and arrival through the use of signage, enhanced entry points and an improved pedestrian and vehicular circulation
  • Opportunity to direct views in all directions
  • Opportunities for greening the museum

The students presentation boards were displayed in the museum’s library. This collaborative process between UCLA Extension and March Field Air Museum opens the door to endless possibilities for future development and expansion benefiting both local residents and Riverside County.

To our clients, partners and friends: Lynn Capouya Landscape Architects continues to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and we are contacting you personally to share what we are doing to maintain business continuity while keeping our staff and clients safe and healthy. As the situation is evolving day by day, we have implemented all the necessary tools required for our staff to work remotely, as well as have access to all the pertinent valuable documents to meet your needs and our obligations. We want would like to emphasize that we take our deadlines and the services we provide to our clients very seriously. All of us are focused on keeping projects moving forward, remain responsive to our work and doing our part to reduce the spread of the virus within our community. Please feel free to reach out either of us or give us a call should you have any questions or specific needs during this uncertain time.

Lynn Capouya, ASLA, LEED AP, ISA
President, Founding Principal
Jane Cataldo, RLA, LEED AP
Principal, Design Director

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