people

REBECCA COFFMAN, Principal

  • Principal RCLA, 1998 – present
  • Vice President, Ecological Design Institute, 1994-1998
  • Masters in Landscape Architecture, UC Berkeley, 1994
  • Bachelor of Arts in Architecture, UC Berkeley, 1992

ROBERT NG, Design Associate

  • Associate Designer, RCLA, 2016 - present
  • Eagle Environmental Engineering, Landscape Consultant, 2015
  • REI Recreational Equipment Incorporated, 2009-2014

THE TEAM, Professional Consultants

RCLA works with a team of consultants assembled to address the specific parameters of a project. This studio model allows for the development of professional relationships that build on the many talents of the individuals and their comprehensive experience.

THE STAFF

RCLA employs support staff with skills in graphics, drafting and office management. Our informal office culture allows for universal participation in design charettes and project critiques. Interested individuals should contact the office.

Rebecca

REBECCA COFFMAN, Landscape Architect, ASLA, AIA

Rebecca’s design expertise spans both the site specific and community scale. Her background in architecture and ecology brings a critical yet organic approach to design solutions. She has taught ecological design and participates in numerous community scale efforts to further the understanding of design as an organizing principle behind environmental stewardship.

Rebecca practices landscape architecture in a broad variety of contexts, including:

  • Rural, place-based communities
  • Ranches and historical sites
  • Infill projects supporting the greater urban fabric

Rebecca’s early design career developed in southwestern Colorado and New Mexico where she was influenced by living in small mountain towns undergoing the pressures of expansion. She leads community participation workshops in order to understand the diverse set of expectations that arise from the various constituencies invested in a project outcome.

robert

ROBERT NG, Design Associate

Robert Ng joined RCLA in 2016 after graduating in 2014 with a Master of Landscape Architecture from the University of Colorado, Denver. RCLA is delighted to have Robert on board as he brings a wealth of knowledge from the perspective of an outdoor enthusiast, coupled with an awareness of current ecological issues. Mr. Ng was introduced to outdoor recreational activities at a young age it is easy to see the progression towards a career in the field of landscape architecture. Robert views the landscape as a medium through which to facilitate wellbeing, education, and civic engagement, a place to participate on many levels. Mr, Ng focused his graduate work on the interpretation of the social context of camping. He examined the cyclic process of the act of establishing, setting up, and then taking down a camp in order to help explain different social and cultural phenomena. This academic exercise has left him with a keen belief in the power of outdoor adventure to challenge our attitudes and influence our behaviors in natural settings.

Mr. Ng contributes greatly to the RCLA office culture with his unique combination of urban sensibilities coupled with an easily accessible rural confidence in being a part of the greater make up of our environment. He brings a fresh and deliberately inquisitive approach to design and is comfortable researching a vast variety of approaches to any unfamiliar challenge. Mr. Ng is a direct contributor to all aspects of design and management at RCLA and is working towards licensure in Landscape Architecture as well as Architecture. His presence, reliability and commitment speak to his ambition.