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REBECCA COFFMAN LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS, RCLA, has developed a broad portfolio of completed projects since its founding in 1998. Projects include community planning, educational facilities, retreat centers, church and school campuses, equestrian facilities, residential site programming, community gardens, and landscape design.

RCLA practices an integrated, multidisciplinary process to reach design solutions that support a green building agenda. We encourage the use of renewable, non-toxic and recycled materials where appropriate and specify native and locally adaptive plants to minimizing water use. The majority of our current projects are employing a system of water catchment and reuse to demonstrate and encourage environmental responsibility.

We are well known for our work that focuses on blending the delineation between the old and the new or the natural and constructed environment. Our background in both architecture and landscape architecture greatly benefits the design process and leads to a graceful interface of structure and site. We have expertise in reading topography and creating circulation patterns that support a variety of programmatic needs, specifically addressing comfort and a sense of place.

Partial Client List

  • Alameda County Waste Management Authority, Oakland, CA
  • Blue Dog Ranch, Santa Cruz, CA
  • Bridgeway Farms, Davis, CA
  • California Province of the Society of Jesus, Our Lady of the Oaks, Applegate, CA
  • Carville Sierra, Inc., Grass Valley, CA
  • City of Livermore, CA
  • City of Oakland, CA
  • Faraway Ranch, Telluride, CO
  • Franciscan Friars of California, St. Francis Retreat, San Juan Bautista, CA
  • Habitat for Humanity East Bay, Oakland, CA
  • Jade’s Ranch, Santa Cruz, CA
  • Mono Lake Committee, Lee Vining, CA
  • Nevada County, CA
  • Paicines Ranch, Paicines, CA
  • Saint Andrew’s Episcopal Parish & School, Saratoga, CA
  • San Domenico School, San Anselmo, CA
  • Tara Mandala Retreat, Pagosa Springs, CO
  • Trinity Episcopal School & Parish, Menlo Park, CA
  • Vastu Shanti LLC, Bonny Doon, CA
  • Private Individuals, Family Trusts and LLC’s

Architects | Engineers | Illustrators

  • Architectural Resource Group, (ARG), San Francisco
  • Bruce Boyd, Nevada City
  • William Boyd, Santa Cruz
  • Peter Brock, Berkeley
  • Corlett Skaer Devoto, (CSDA), San Francisco
  • Eric Doud, Winters
  • Fall Creek Engineering, Santa Cruz
  • Jeffrey George, Architectural Illustrator, Nevada City
  • Jeff Gold & Associates, Nevada City
  • King Engineering, Grass Valley
  • Juri Komendant Engineering, Berkeley
  • Tony Lawlor, Mill Valley
  • Marmol Radziner, Los Angeles
  • McCamant & Durrett, Nevada City
  • Siegel and Strain, Emeryville
  • Jon Stoumen, Truckee/Palo Alto
  • Sim Van der Ryn, Inverness