Larry Pearson



Master of Landscape Architecture, University of Illinois
Bachelor of Science in Agronomy, University of Illinois
Harvard Graduate School of Design – Continuing Education


Registered Landscape Architect, California and Hawaii

Professional Affiliations

​Member, American Society of Landscape Architects,
Associate Member, Urban Land Institute

Professional Activities

Teaching Fellow, University of Illinois Department of Landscape Architecture


Northern California Chapter ASLA Merit Award, Grand Hyatt Mumbai, 2007
Pacific Coast Builders Gold Nugget Merit Award, Department Health Services, 2007
ASLA Merit Award, Arizona Center, 1999
Northern California Chapter ASLA Honor Award, Hewlett Packard SMD, 1992
CCLA Merit Award, Arizona Center, 1991
Pacific Coast Builders Gold Nugget Merit Award, Magee Ranch, 1991
CCLA Honor Award, Hyatt at Gainey Ranch, 1989

Project Experience

Auahi Shops, Honolulu, Hawaii, ELS Planning + Architecture, Architects, Howard Hughes Development. Full landscape architectural services for urban re-development retail project and plaza.

LEED Platinum

Alam Sutera, Tangerang/Serpong, Indonesia. P.T. Alfa Goldland Realty. JMP, Golf Architects. Master Plan for a 650-hectare mixed-use lakefront residential community with an 18-hole golf course and commercial development.

Arizona Center, Phoenix, Arizona. ELS and HNTB Architects. Project Manager and design participation for the 18-acre mixed use development on an urban redevelopment site.

Barney Allis Plaza, Kansas City, Missouri. Construction documents and construction observation for urban plaza within the central redevelopment area (on parking garage structure).

Bellevue Urban Design Charette, Bellevue, Washington. City of Bellevue Washington Department of Parks and Recreation. Mithun Partners, Architects. Participation in a three-day design charette in 1984 which led to the establishment of the East-West Downtown Pedestrian Corridor, establishment of streetscape concepts for the urban edges of downtown and identified the downtown park site as a critical link in Bellevue’s open space plan.

Blackpoint Golf Clubhouse, Novato, California. Johnny Miller, Golf Course Architect. Clubhouse site plan, landscape design, golf course concept landscape plan.

Burke Gilman Place, Seattle, Washington. Mithun Partners, Architects. Master planning through construction documentation and construction observation for the 25-acre Federal Highway Demonstration "WOONERF" residential housing, Ronald McDonald House, United Cerebral Palsy House, and a park for the handicapped.

California Department of Health Services Richmond Laboratory Campus - Phase III Office Building, Richmond, California. Site planning, landscape design, construction documentation for a three-story, 203,000-square-foot office building for the State Health Sciences, bio-tech campus. 

Campus Bay, Richmond, CA. Simeon Commercial Properties, Gensler Architects, Dowler Gruman Architects, McLarand Vasquez Emsiak Architects. Land use planning and master planning for a mixed use, biotech campus and 1,300 units of medium density housing. Phase one design, construction documentation and construction administration. 

Camelback Condominiums, Scottsdale, Arizona. Heller, Manus Architects. Landscape architectural design for an urban mixed use, residential, office, hotel, exhibit hall project.

Casa Del Mar, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Grupo Questro. Landscape architecture concept design and schematic design for resort condominiums, swimming pool, spa and resort amenities.

Cascadia New Community, Pierce County, Washington. Land planning and development approval submittals for a 4,700-acre mixed use new community. Land uses include retail, business park, golf, recreation trails, family residential, educational facilities, and a neo-traditional village center.

Central Place/T 88, San Jose, California. Wilson Meany Sullivan, developer. SB Architects. Landscape architectural services for the mixed-use retail and residential development. In the redevelopment area 31,000 sf of new retail and a private street are at ground level with 402 units of condominiums in two 21-story towers.

Cityfront Square, San Jose, California, Urban West of San Diego, developer. Solomon, Cordwell, Buenz & Associates, Architects. Landscape architectural services for three high-rise condominium towers, on structure swimming pool, spa, fireplace, pergolas and amenities, and ground level retail.

CentrO Shopping and Leisure Centre, Oberhausen, Germany. RTKL-UK Ltd. - Architects. Site design through design development for 125-hectare, mixed-use urban redevelopment project of a brownfield site. Land uses include retail, offices, sports arena, tennis club, beer gardens, theater complex and a transit station.

Chicago Bears Stadium Master Plan, Chicago, Illinois. HNTB Architects. Master plan, site plan, urban design study for a new stadium in the West Side neighborhood.

Citicorp Plaza and Seventh Street Marketplace, Los Angeles, California. Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Architects. Project management and construction observation for the mixed-use office and retail urban project.

​Covenant Church Camp, Kittitas County, Washington. The ​Covenant Church. Master planning ​for this 400-acre site in the foothills of Mount Rainier. The Program included stables, dormitories, camping, single-family homes, trails, and active recreational areas oriented to the lake and forest.

Eagle Land Planning, Eagle, Idaho. William Selvage, Architect. Services developed limits of mining to allow future redevelopment of the balance of each site. Land uses include retail, office, single family residential, multi-family residential, seniors' housing, parks and community facilities.

eBay Master Plan, San Jose, California, Valerio Dewalt Train Architects. Master planning and permit drawings for a 2,000,000 square foot office campus on a 50-acre site. Site development concepts provide extensive recreation, outdoor dining and breakout uses in a campus setting.

eBay Building B-17, San Jose, California, Valerio Dewalt Train Architects. Full landscape architectural services for 600,000 sf office building, water feature, soccer field, storm water management, and outdoor dining and gathering areas.

F-1, Tokyo, Japan. Master planning a three-square-block urban mixed-use redevelopment project in central Tokyo. Land uses included three office towers, hotel, retail, parks, transit station.

Fairway Terrace, Waikoloa, Hawaii. TFK Development Company. Conceptual landscape design and development for an 11-acre, 200-unit housing complex that fronts a golf course on three sides and has ocean views.

Forresta Parque Empresarial, Madrid, Spain. G.M.P. Sociedad de Inersiones Inmobiliarias S.A.- Developer; RTKL España-Architects. Assistance to the architects in developing public space landscape concepts for an 18-acre office campus development.

Gene Coulon Beach Memorial Park, City of Renton, Washington. ​Master plan and programming for the mile-long regional park fronting on Lake Washington. An innovative program approach led to uses of restaurants, boat rental, floating walkways, fishing piers, etc.

Google Tech Corners, Sunnyvale, Ca. Valerio DeWalt Train Architects. Site development and landscape architecture design, construction documentation, and construction observation for 24-acre campus with 900,000 sf of office space. Design features include sports courts, outdoor dining decks, bio-retention basins, outdoor meeting areas, zen gardens, pergolas, and a park-like setting.

LEED Platinum

Grand Hyatt, Mumbai, India. Lohan Associates, Architects. Site ​development and landscape architecture for the 750 room, 5-star hotel. Design solutions are a modern interpretation of the historic Moghul garden style.

​Grand Hyatt, Sao Paulo, Brazil. Lohan Associates, Architects. Site ​development and landscape architecture of the 450 room, 5-star ​hotel. 

​Grand Hyatt-Union Square, San Francisco, California. Gensler, ​architects. Landscape architecture and permit documents for the ​re-design and renovation of an urban, on-structure plaza. 

Gualala Land Plan, Gualala, California. Gualala Redwoods, Inc. ​Daniel Osborne, Architect; Sedway Associates, Real Estate Economists. A year-long citizen planning process to develop plans for a 10,000-square-foot commercial center, 7,000-square-foot restaurant, and 68-acre industrial park including a sawmill site, and 58-acre neo-traditional town plan for a resort on the Gualala River, an Arts and Community Center, Senior Housing, condominiums and small lot village housing around a village green and shopping area.  

Hamilton Army Airfield Reuse, Novato, California. Ignacio Partners. Lennar Communities. Dahlin Architects. W. Hezmoholch, Architects. Ecumenical Association for Housing. Master planners for this developer competition to redevelop four sites within the former Hamilton Army Airfield Base.

Hewlett Packard, Rohnert Park, California. Ehrlich-Rominger, Building Architects; MBT Associates, Master Plan Architects. Master planning, site planning and landscape architectural services for Phase I development of this 1,750,000 square-foot production, office and research facility housed in seven buildings with ancillary support facilities, parking for 6,000 cars, corporation yards, and extensive recreation and cafeteria facilities.

Hewlett Packard, Roseville, California. Holland, East & Duvivier, Architects. Full landscape architectural services including site planning through construction documents for this 250,000 square-foot research and development complex.

Hiddenbrooke Golf Clubhouse, Vallejo, California. Arnold Palmer, Golf Course Architect. Mithun Partners, Building Architect. Golf clubhouse and swim/tennis club site plan and schematic landscape design.

Hyatt Regency Scottsdale at Gainey Ranch, Scottsdale, Arizona. Hornberger, Worstell & Associates, Architects. Construction documents and construction observation of 450 room resort hotel.

Illinois Revenue Building, Springfield, Illinois, State of Illinois. A. Epstein & Sons, architects. Landscape architectural services for exterior and interior landscape of the block long office facility.

Intel Corporation Master Plan, Folsom, California. MBT Associates, Master Plan Architects. Master planning of a 180-acre development site to accommodate a building program of 1,782,000 square feet including general and special purpose buildings, warehousing, energy center, service areas and related ancillary facilities.

Keahulolu Ahupua'a Master Plan, Kona, Hawaii. Queen Lili’uokalani Trust. Land planning the 4,700-acre site adjacent to the village of Kona. Land uses include village retail, residential, office, light industrial and ocean front resort development.

King Saud University, Al Hasa, Saudi Arabia, Dar Al-Handasah and Perkins + Will architects. Concept and schematic landscape architecture design for a new 3,000 student medical campus and interior courtyard.

LEED Certified

King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Dar Al-Handasah and Perkins + Will architects. Concept and schematic landscape architecture design for a new 10,000 student medical campus and hospital.


Kingdome, Seattle, Washington. Loschky, Marquardt & Nesholm, Architects. Master plan for infill, development of on on-grade parking area around the Kingdome and redesign of the entry plazas.

Krakow Centrum, Krakow, Poland. RTKL-UK, LTD. Mixed –use urban design for 18 acres, 1.5 million square feet of retail, hotel, urban entertainment and office space. The site is a pedestrian link between the station and the historic town center.

Lagoon Valley, Vacaville, California. Triad Development. Master Planning of a 400-acre residential golf community. The mixed-use community land uses include retail, office, hotel, residential, schools, parks, stream corridors, and an 18-hole championship golf course.

Magee Ranch, Danville, California. Master planning and approval processing for the 600-acre new residential community.

Malaga Harbor Retail Center, Malaga, Spain. Milligan, developer, Master planning 1 mile of harbor frontage re-development for retail, restaurants and roof- top park at the Malaga harbor.

Marriott Puerto Penasco, Sonora, Mexico. Grupo Questro, developers. KMD architects. Landscape architectural concept, schematic and design development for a high-rise waterfront resort hotel.

Mayflower Mountain Resort, Jordanelle, Utah. Master planning, programming and feasibility study for a 6, 000-acre destination ski resort.

Meridian Business Campus, Aurora, Illinois. CMD Midwest, Inc.; RREEF. Master planning, landscape design and development guideline consultants for a 770-acre mixed use, industrial, research and office park in suburban Chicago. The land plan integrates mixed uses via parkway and lake systems.

Muju Resort, Muju, Korea. Synwha Consulting. Arnold Palmer, Golf Course Architect. Re-master planning a four-season, 4,000-acre resort with international class ski area, Arnold Palmer golf course, family recreation facilities, time-share housing, and retail facilities.

North Star New Community, Grass Valley, California. Sanderson Company Inc. Master Planning for a 760-acre mixed-use community. Site features include a Julia Morgan Historic Park, golf residential community, neighborhood commercial, business park, residential neighborhoods, K-8 school and an extensive open space and trail system.

One Rincon Hill, San Francisco, California. Urban West Associates of San Diego, Developer; Solomon Cordwell Buenz & Associates, Architects; Korth Sunseri Hagey Architects. Landscape architectural services for 700-units of high-rise condominiums with an on-structure amenity deck and gardens.

Pacific Greens, Fremont, California. Catellus Development Corporation; Backen, Arrigoni & Ross, Architects; Robert E. Cupp Design, Golf Course Architects. Master planning and site planning services for the 600-acre property to include an 18-hole championship golf course, 1,400 residential units, commercial, industrial, wetlands, school site, parks, fire station and golf driving range, and golf clubhouse with a conference center.

Palms at Waikoloa, Waikoloa, Hawaii. TFK Development. Land planning and full landscape design services for an 80-unit condominium development. Site development includes recreational facilities, arbor structures, two small lagoons and landscaped gardens.

Playa Macenas Hotel and Resort Retail, Mojacar, Spain. Med Group, developer. WATG and Nomen, architects. Landscape architectural design for the 200-room condominium hotel and adjacent retail “main street” development.

Princess Nora Bint Abdulrahman University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Dar Al-Handasah and Perkins + Will, architects. Landscape architectural design thru design development for the new 1,800-acre university campus with 38 million square feet of space for 40,000 students.


Puerto Los Cabos Resort, San Jose del Cabo, Mexico. Grupo Questro, developer. Landscape architectural design of entries, streetscapes, neighborhood gatehouses and a master signage program for the 2,000-acre resort.

Puerto Los Cabos Beach Club, San Jose del Cabo, Mexico. Grupo Questro, developer. KMD architects. Master planning and landscape architecture for an open-air beach club, restaurant, bar, swimming pools spas and amenities for the resort

Rainbow Gading, Jakarta, Indonesia. Land planning, design and design development for a 25-hectare urban residential project.

Rainbow Hills Resort, Bogor, Indonesia. THG, architects. JMP, golf course architects. Landscape master planning, design and design development for a 400-hectare resort. Land uses include Sheraton Hotel, 27 holes of golf, 900 single-family homes, retail, swim/tennis center and 26 kilometers of streetscape.

Sahl Hasheesh Resort New Town, Hurghada, Egypt. RTKL–UK LTD. - Architects. Sampson Associates, Golf Course Architects. Master planning for a 3,200-hectare resort new town. Planning solutions focus on creating a myth of the history of the site, and then expression the myth through historically based, themed development. Featured uses include an underwater historic ruins scuba site, medieval village retail area, sites for 20 resort hotels, single and multi-family residential and two resort golf courses.

Santana Row, San Jose, California. Federal Realty Investment Trust, Developer; Sandy & Babcock, Architects. BAR architects, Streetworks, architects. Landscape design, construction documentation and construction administration for the 14-block, 40-acre, neo-traditional mixed-use retail/residential development.

Sarasota Memorial Hospital, Sarasota, Florida. Anshen + Allen, Architects. Master planning for a 250-acre medical campus, hospital and support facilities.

Seasons Congregate Housing, Cincinnati, Ohio. American Tectonics, Inc.; PDT & Co., Architects. Master planning and full landscape architectural services for this 220-unit congregate housing complex in the City of Cincinnati.

Sheraton at Rainbow Hills Resort, Bogor, Indonesia. THG International Pty. Ltd., Architects, Atelier 6 & Uni Tri Cipta, Local Architects. Site planning and landscape architectural services for a 250-room resort hotel that includes creating extensive gardens for hotel guests, hardscape and landscape design of swimming pools, outdoor dining areas, trellis works, a major waterfall, a swim/tennis center, retail shops, and spa facilities.

Solaire (Transbay Block 6), San Francisco, Ca. Solomon Cordwell Buenz, Architects, Terrain Studio, landscape architect of record, Golub, developer. Site development, landscape design, construction documents and construction observation for the mixed use, retail and residential urban project central San Francisco. Urban streetscapes, an interior public courtyard, level 7 amenity deck, level 33 viewing deck and sky gardens are features of the project.


Spokane Arena, Spokane, Washington. Ellerbe Becket, Architects. Master plan for a new basketball arena. 

Stanford Park Hotel, Palo Alto, CA. Site Planning, Landscape Design and Construction Administration for the 200 room, luxury hotel. 

Stanford Research Institute, Menlo Park, California. Korth Sunseri Hagey, Architects. Master plan for a 64-acre, non-profit research facility, with a goal of preserving many of the existing heritage trees while creating a unified campus environment. 

SunPower Corporate Headquarters, San Jose, Ca. Valerio Dewalt Train Architects. Landscape architecture for the re-hab of the corporate office site. An amenity plaza, photo voltaic cell trellis, parking lot photo-voltaic structures and an outdoor fireplace are provided in the site development. 

LEED Gold 

Tuscan Resort, Sonoma, California. RMW Architects. Robert Muir Graves, Golf Course Architect. Master planning and landscape design for 100 units of luxury villas within the Sonoma Mission Inn golf course and golf clubhouse improvements. 

Union Station Master Plan, Seattle, Washington. Union Pacific Realty. Master plan and landscape design for renovation of the existing Union Station and development of a 1,000,000-square-foot mixed use office and retail project. 

University of Oregon Advanced Biomedical Research Center, Portland, Oregon. Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Partnership, Architects. Construction documentation for the outdoor courtyard connecting University Health Science Buildings. 

University of Washington - Husky Stadium, Seattle, Washington. Master planning the University's athletic area and design through construction administration of the Phase I redevelopment including expansion of Husky Stadium, redesign of parking, pedestrian circulation and bus access in the adjacent campus area. 

LEED Silver 

University of Washington - Rainier Vista, Seattle, Washington. ​ Landscape architecture of the ​landscape improvements associated with a new underground parking garage at the terminus of the Rainier Vista, a central element of the campus originally designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr. 

Van Doren's Landing Business Campus, Kent, Washington. Union Pacific Realty. Land planning and Phase I design of the 600-acre mixed use business campus. 

Ward Village Shops, Honolulu, Hawaii. General Growth, Developer, ELS, Architects. Landscape Architectural Services for 300,000 sf of street level retail and podium level amenity area for 250 units of high-rise condominiums. 

LEED Platinum 

Vineyards at Anderson, Phase I, Anderson, California. Sanderson Company. Robert Hidey Architects. Phase 1 of the Vineyards at Anderson includes schematic design and design development for the first 115 lots of a housing development in Anderson, California. It also includes the streetscape design, nearby vineyard planting, and a recreation center with amenities such as a swimming pool, children’s play area, cabanas, and spa. A wine country style defines the site with materials such as stone, grape vines and other planting, along with the surrounding hillsides. 

Waikoloa Affordable Housing, Waikoloa, Hawaii. TFK Development ​Inc., California. Master planning ​for this developer competition for the County of Hawaii. The plan included 800 single-family detached homes and 400 multifamily housing units on 300 acres. 

Waikoloa Highlands Center, Waikoloa, Hawaii. Master planning and full landscape architectural services for the 80,000 square-foot retail and village center project. 

Waikoloa Village Townhouses, Waikoloa, Hawaii. TFK Development Company. Master planning services for a 40-acre mixed-use project with 304 units of multifamily housing, 40,000 square feet of office/commercial space, and community recreation facilities. 

Watergate Office Towers, Emeryville, California. Master planning expansion of the office campus and site improvements to the existing facilities. Full landscape architectural services for site improvements to the existing 750,000 square-foot complex and addition of a 300,000 square-foot, 16-story tower. 

Watergate Tower IV, Emeryville, California. Spieker Properties. Korth, Sunseri, Hagey, Architects. Site planning and landscape design for a 16-story office building, 4 story parking structure and retrofit of the existing three building complex site. 

Willowood, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. American Tectonics, Developer; PDT & Company, Architects. Full landscape architectural services and signage design for this 220-unit congregate care housing complex on a 15-acre site. 

Yong-in Farmland Resort New Town, Yong-in Gun, Korea. Master planning a 1,400-hectare resort new town. Land uses include urban retail centers, high density retirement housing, 27 holes golf, amusement park, resort hotels, skiing and equestrian center. 

Projects in China: 
Beijing Cuihu High Tech Master Plan Competition, Beijing, China. Open space, recreation, streetscape and storm water systems master planning focusing on ecological systems. 

Beijing Fangshan Lakeside Forest Park Master Plan, Beijing, China. Master planning a forest preserve, botanical and recreation park of 800 Ha. 

Beijing Liuli River Wetlands Park Master Plan, Beijing, China. Master planning a 113 ha. eco-park 

China World Trade Center, Phase III, Beijing, People’s Republic of China. Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, Architects. Consultant to architects to develop the public open spaces associated with the 687,000-square-meter mixed-use project. 

Chongqing Longhu Lijia Park Competition, Chongqing, China. Master planning a 48 ha. hillside park. 

Conghua Hot Springs Hotel, Conghua, China. Goa Architects. Site planning and landscape architecture for a resort hotel focusing on manmade hot springs and a spa experience. 

Conghua Hillside Villas, Conghua, China. Site planning luxury villas on slopes that are excessively steep for such development. 

Hainan Wengshang Moon Bay Hotel, Hainan Island, China. WATG architects. Site planning and landscape architecture for a 450 room, family oriented, resort hotel. 

Guilin Taohua Bay Eco-Resort, Guilin, China. Master planning a 48 ha. resort with extensive canals, demonstration agri-tourism, aquatic gardens and villa settings. 

Hong Kong Pik Sha Road Villas, Hong Kong, China. Site development and landscape design for exclusive hill side villas fronting on Pik Sha Bay. 

Jintan Forest Park Master Plan, Jintan, China. Master planning a 197 ha. ocean front park emphasizing the local fishing culture. 

Tian Tai, Xing Yuan Lake New Town, Hanzhong, China, Terrain Studio. Concept and Schematic Design for the major boulevard streetscape thru the new town. 

Xilulu Lake Villas, China. Villa courtyard landscape design thru design development for luxury villas and model homes. 

Xishuangbanna Resort Retail, Residential, & Park, Xishuangbanna, China. Master planning and lotting studies for 60,000 square meters of retail, 4,000 residential units and recreation areas as part of a new golf community project. 

Zhongshan Shengchong Villas, Zhongshan, China. Villa courtyard landscape design thru design development for luxury villas and model homes.