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

ELIZABETH DUNN, Associate

  • Associate Architect RCLA, 2008 – present
  • Masters in Project Management, Northwestern School of Engineering, 1998
  • Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture, Purdue University, 1991

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.

Elizabeth

ELIZABETH DUNN, Landscape Architect, ASLA, LEED-AP

Elizabeth focuses her interest on the interface between the green building movement and the profession of landscape architecture. She leads community based landscape design workshops and is an executive member of the Sierra Green Building Association, SIGBA. Her facility with project management skills adds greatly to the rhythm of the office and efficiency of our projects.

Elizabeth practiced landscape architecture in Chicago before moving to California and joining RCLA in 2008. She pursues an interest in permaculture, organic gardening and native California plants.