Exceptional Service

Process

Always planning for success.

CALA employs several core principles in our design process including: creative context-sensitive design solutions, providing a high level of service and meeting project budgets and schedules. Whether as a prime or subconsultant, our firm provides high-quality concepts, accurate cost estimates and comprehensive plans and specifications that have continually resulted in successfully built projects.

Process

Elevate

Beyond the traditional role of LA's.

From bridge architecture to SWPPP, CALA focuses on recognizing needs and addressing them. It’s a culture grown from our successful on-call/repeat clients where being proactive is a must. We want to see just how far past “good” we can reach, taking your project beyond even what you imagined.


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Elevate

CALA’s team includes a full time-construction manager who provides constructability analysis, bidding process management, on-site reviews and serves as the point-of-contact during construction insuring top priority during construction.

Full Time Construction Manager
Arborist Services
Irrigation Audits


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Elevate

Sustainability is at the heart of landscape architecture and incorporates a broad range of ideas, from energy consumption and resource conservation, to long term economic success and social betterment.

Bay Friendly Designers
Qualified Stormwater Developers/Practitioners
LEED Accredited Professionals
SITES


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People are drawn to environments where they feel safe and comfortable and, in turn, treat such areas with greater respect and a sense of ownership and pride.

CPTED Professionals (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design)
Playground Safety Inspectors


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Elevate

CALA identifies grant and funding alternatives to help leverage ever dwindling budgets. In the past decade, we have helped clients receive millions of dollars in grants, donations and sponsorships.

Pro-bono & Volunteer work
Grant Application & Identification


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Connect

In today’s world it’s all about connectivity. The ability to connect is integral to our work, our spirit and our sense of community. As the shortcomings of older transportation technologies have become apparent, alternative means have come to the forefront. Transit centers, bike lanes and HOV lanes are all part of the solution.The opportunities to collaborate with planners and engineers in the development of these solutions are among our most rewarding experiences.

Pedestrian Bridges
Streetscapes (Green Streets, Road Diets, Complete Streets)
Trails & Greenways
Transportation (Transit Centers, HOV, interchanges)


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Recreate

Get outside and enjoy the day! Whether your relaxing while the kids play, taking your dog to the dog park, vegetable gardening or scoring the winning point, the whole idea is to get outside! Great recreational facilities have been a core discipline of our firm since day one, and are still a source of some of the greatest pride our staff experience.

Neighborhood Parks (New/Rehabilitated/Historic)
Community Parks (New/Rehabilitated)
Sports Complexes/Athletic Facilities


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Educate

What more important investment can we make than in our future? We approach every educational facility project from that perspective. CALA can help education and other clients maximize limited capital dollars to deliver inspirational school facilities within budget and narrow construction windows.

K-12 Schools
Libraries
Higher Education
Healthcare


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Live + Work

We spend the vast majority of our time at home and at work. That is why it’s crucial that these environments are so much more than functional. They need to inspire, nurture and support the whole person. We take pride in crafting spaces that speak to the individual, regardless of what primary role they are filling when they’re in that space.

Commercial Buildings
Civic Centers
Hospitality
Housing Developments


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Sustain

Stewardship is a word found woven into the profession of landscape architecture and a role we champion. CALA strives for ecological, economic and social sustainability by being mindful of the site and available resources, understanding impacts and footprint, and incorporating green practices when possible. Whether it’s repurposing a landfill site or planning high density housing, the consideration of impacts and sustainability are at the forefront in the design process.

Landfills
Open Space
Waterfront
Infrastructure


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