Leah Drake, RLA; Principal
Leah has always had an eye for the exciting aesthetics of outdoor spaces. Involved in the Landscape Design profession since 1985, she has been practicing in the Bay Area since 1991. A graduate of the Landscape Architecture Program at UC Berkeley, with a focus on sustainable design, Leah’s successful career repertoire spans a variety of projects, from ecological habitat restoration design, to detailed master plans for public and private spaces. Behind her passion is her commitment to a lifelong mission of creating artful outdoor spaces that are sanctuaries for both humans and wildlife; helping to restore ecological balance, while giving people the opportunity to connect with nature in an intimate way. With a background in the Liberal Arts and dance, Leah brings to the profession a knack for collaboration and team work. She is well versed in construction terminology and procedures, and enjoys formulating intelligent and beautiful solutions in a diversity of situations. Specialties include sustainable site planning, water conservation, artistic outdoor furnishings, lighting, and local native plants. Leah is a member of the ASLA (American Society of Landscape Architects), the San Jose Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce, and an affiliate of the US Green Building Council.