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Firm Profile

KTU+A is a collaboration of planners, landscape architects, GIS analysts, irrigation designers and graphic artists focused on the thoughtful intersection of people and place. Our commitment to balancing human activities with the elements of nature has resulted in award-winning, creative and sustainable projects throughout San Diego and the southwest.

Established in 1970, KTU+A has pushed the boundaries of a traditional landscape architecture office by incorporating active transportation, community planning, federal planning, and natural resource management practices into our port-folio. With this diversity, KTU+A has the ability to help shape the bigger picture while addressing the fine-grained details that contribute to healthy natural and built communities.

Client Objectives

As our client, you can expect quality services that focus on your priorities and meet your deadlines and budgets. As your partner, our staff will provide planning and landscape architectural solutions that are creative, clearly communicated, and well executed.

Our Approach

  • Collaborate toward a common vision to attain outstanding results.
  • Seek solutions that contribute to an engaged community by capturing the context of the place and the values of the users.
  • Plan and design to inspire.
  • Implement in a sustainable and cost effective manner.
  • Learn from each project.

Knowledge and Experience KTU+A Brings to Your Project

The planning and design of a project requires an understanding of the regulations and requirements to protect the pub-lic's health safety and welfare; an understanding of the most innovative design technologies to meet current and future needs; an understanding of the needs and priorities of the users; and an understanding of the responsibilities of the cli-ent in terms of risk management, maintenance, future expansion opportunities and costs. KTU+A takes these responsibil-ities seriously and collaborates with our clients and the consultant team to ensure the project meets and exceeds its goals and objectives.

Professional Registrations

Licensed Landscape Architects in California and Nevada
American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP)
AICP Certified Transportation Planners
LEED Accredited Professionals and Green Associates
Certified Irrigation Designers


KTU+A is certified by the Small Business Administration and the State of California as a small business enterprise.