Project Portfolio

This is a summary documentation of my journey in landscape architecture, 1970-today.

In the following four, short one minute movies are landscape architecture design, construction, and maintenance projects completed in the last eight years, I, along with huge teams, had responsibilities for the real world results.

These projects, most importantly informed my writing portals on people, plants, gardens, landscapes.

They are all HD, all less than one minute long, and they are all growing from the Empty Quarter, the Rub al Khali. If you like them please click on the like button.


Rub al Khali Enigma: the Empty Quarter in the Arabian Peninsula, what it is.



Dreams: how to get from dreams to fiction to reality, Atlantis Dubai 2008.



Empty Quarter: transforming cross-cultural realties, harsh environments into restful shelter, Qasr al Sarab 2010.



Golf Academy in the Empty Quarter?


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Currently, always writing and working to develop captivating and inspiring gardens and landscapes…see: Landscape Stories

Senior Landscape Development Manager

  • UAE
  • 2006 – 2010 (4 years)
  • Oversight of design, construction, and operations of major 5-star resort destinations and new walkable communities.

Department Head Landscape Architecture

  • Johnson Engineering
  • 2000 – 2006 (6 years)Southwest Florida
  • Building a landscape architecture department in a multi-disciplinary firm focussing on water resources, environment, planning and civil engineering.

Landscape Architecture Consultant

  • Independent
  • 1990 – 2000 (10 years)United Kingdom and Kuwait
  • Planning, designing and building landscapes for mixed use urban and resort destination projects; developing and managing multi-national landscape architecture teams and departments on project specific bases.

Field and Senior Landscape Project Manager

  • Parsons Corporation
  • 1983 – 1990 (7 years)Saudi Arabia and Turkey
  • Management of landscape design and installation for huge international infrastructure and new town projects; training of young professional staff.

Landscape Architect

  • Various
  • 1978 – 1983 (5 years)Los Angeles, California
  • Urban and coastal landscape architecture design and construction observation; teaching and lecturing at university level.


Birkbeck, University of London

  • MSc, Geographic Information Science
  • 2002 – 2004

Michigan State University

  • BS, Landscape Architecture

International School of Brussels

  • Secondary School

Honors & Awards

  • Planning, design, construction and communications awards in the United States and Europe


  • Urban Land Institute
  • Southern California Horticultural Institute
  • Royal Horticultural Society
  • American Association of Botanical Gardens and Arboreta
  • American Society of Landscape Architects

Invited Speaker/Lecturer

  • Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University
  • California Polytechnic State University Pomona
  • University of California Los Angeles Extension
  • University of Florida
  • American Society of Landscape Architects
  • American Association of Botanical Gardens and Arboreta
  • International Union for the Conservation of Nature
  • Urban Land Institute