Community and Client Feedback

“This is by far the best experience I have ever had with a Landscape Architecture Firm! Everything was perfect!”
Susan Savage, Owner of the Sacramento Rivercats
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Raley Field

“It’s been amazing to see this project develop from a planning grant so many years ago to a built path! I remember sitting in the first community meeting that Brian was conducting for the planning grant and thinking what a monumental task there was ahead! All I can say is WOW! We’ve come a long way. Congratulations!”
Annie Young, Metropolitan Transportation Commission

“I wanted to thank you and the crew at Callander for doing such a great job on the community meeting. I received several comments from attendees on how well the meeting was organized and how great the tour leaders were. Excellent job.”
Community member
“…I want to first thank the staff for putting this together the way that they did, but also the designers because I attended all of the public meetings and listened to the input from the various members of the public. From the first three designs that were put up, and each time the design changed based on the public input, I think the end product is admirable and I think it is totally different than any of the projects that we have in the community.”
Michael Kotowski, Councilmember, City of Campbell
“I can recommend [Callander Associates] without reservation for any project where similar services are required.”
Jan Palajac, Senior Landscape Architect, City of San Jose
“As a resident of South San Francisco for the last 38 years I just wanted to take a minute to thank the council for the wonderful dog park at Orange Park. In the past, I of have taken my dog to dog parks throughout the peninsula, but not anymore…I’ve met several people there and many are from surrounding cities. They all tell me that this is one of the best dog parks on the peninsula and I agree.”
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Recent Press

Does Your Downtown Make the Grade? Downtown San Carlos Does!
Ever wonder if your downtown makes the grade? How about how it stacks up to other downtowns in the area? Well according to the San Francisco Business Times, downtown San Carlos gets top score for its walkable downtown, connections to Caltrain, mix of shops and restaurants and abundance of free parking. We here at Callander Associates are extremely proud of this recognition. As the lead designers of the downtown streetscape improvements CALA worked really hard to maximize sidewalk widths and reduce obstructions to encourage side by side walking. We carefully designed gateway monumentation reflecting the character and materials of the historic train depot while implementation of bulbouts and high visibility crosswalks improved pedestrian safety and connections with Caltrain. We definitely feel that Downtown San Carlos makes the grade, are proud of the part that we played, and are elated to see San Carlos get the recognition it deserves.
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San Jose Trails Mile Marker Program

Callander Associates worked with the City of San Jose Trails department to design and develop standards for state-of-the-art mileage markers along their planned 100-mile trail network. These innovative markers will convey precise location data to the trail user in an easy to understand manner. Supporting data for each marker is available to emergency services personnel and provides a complete set of location, surface, and accessibility data to help emergency services provide speedy assistance. This has garnered a State-of-the-Art Technology Award from the American Trails National Symposium for their 20th National Trails Awards program.
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The Record (Stockton): Gleason Park Unveiled as Redevelopment Triumph
Gleason Park Apartments and Vintage Plaza – Callander Associates Principal, Ben Woodside, and, Associate, Dan Miller were just two of the many well-wishers attending the dedication of Gleason Park Apartments and Vintage Plaza in Stockton. This event was the culmination of over 10 years of planning and collaboration between the City of Stockton Parks Department, the Redevelopment Agency, Stockton Unified School District, the ACLC (a non-profit low-income housing agency), and Mercy Housing (a non-profit apartment housing agency) for the crime-ridden Gleason neighborhood.
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Recent Awards

Coyote Creek Master Plan

California Park and Recreation Society (CPRS) District IV Award of Excellence (2012)
California Trails and Greenways Merit Award for Project Planning (2012)

Guadalupe River Trail Reach 6

California Park and Recreation Society (CPRS) District IV Award of Excellence (2012)
California Trails and Greenways Merit Award for Project Construction (2012)

Dover Park, Fairfield

California Park and Recreation Society (CPRS) Achievement Award in Neighborhood Park Planning (2009)

13th and 16th Street Regional Transit Stations, Sacramento

Golden Spike Award, Sacramento Regional Transit District (2009)

Airport Way Streetscape Beautification, Phase 1, Stockton

Project of the Year award, Parks and Trails Category, construction division, $3-5M, Sacramento Chapter APWA (2009)

Centennial Way, South San Francisco

Award of Excellence, CPRS District IV (2007)
Project Merit Award, California Trails and Greenways (2009)
Crown Community Award, Penton’s American City & County® (National) (2009)
Award of Excellence for Public Spaces and Linkages, California Redevelopment Association (2010)
Helen Putnam Award of Excellence, League of California Cities (2010)

San Jose Trails Signage and Mileage Marker Program, San Jose

State-of-the-Art Technology Award from the American Trails National Symposium (2010)

Albertson Parkway Trail, San Jose

Project Merit Award, California Trails and Greenways (2010)

Stojanovich Family Park, Campbell Park

Planning Award, CPRS District IV (2010)

Cooley Landing, East Palo Alto

Park Planning Award, CPRS District IV (2010)

For a complete list of our awards, please contact Sonja Ditto.