About Rich Risner

Rich is a California and Arizona Landscape Architect with 25 years of experience. In 2004, he and his wife, Juli, founded Grounded Landscape Architecture and the modern retail furniture store Grounded Modern Living. Rich’s education started at the Design Institute of San Diego and finished with a BFA from San Diego State University in the Arts & Environmental Design department. He began his career in Architecture & Interior Design but soon transitioned into a Landscape Architecture where he developed a unique, modern approach to design. His past experience includes over a decade of work as an Associate Landscape Architect for the California State Park system where he developed expertise working with multiple governmental agencies and on inter-disciplinary teams. He has worked on numerous urban parks, habitat restoration projects, general plans, as well as campground and recreational parks. His more recent work includes residential design, streetscapes, resorts, industrial parks and retail shopping centers. Rich believes strongly in our Landscape Architecture profession and is dedicated to our San Diego ASLA Chapter.