BS, Landscape Architecture, UC Davis, 1990


I am a Landscape Architect with over 25 years of experience. I am also an educator and sustainability advocate. I am currently
employed at AHBE Landscape Architect as a Senior Associate. I volunteer my time to educate the public and advocate for sustainability.

I am the former Co-Chair for the Living Building Challenge Los Angeles Collaborative, an active volunteer for the United States
Green Building Council Los Angeles Chapter, sit on the California Congress for Water Conservation through the International Living Futures Institute and am the Co-Chair for the water conservation Professional Practice Network for the American Society of Landscape Architects.

Clients/Employment History:

  • AHBE Landscape Architects, Senior Associate, 2005-present
  • Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA, Senior Lecturer, 2015-present
  • HDR Architecture, Senior Landscape Architect, Business Class Leader, 2012-2015
  • HDR Architecture, Senior Landscape Architect, 2008-2012
  • Bennett Design Group, Inc., Operations Director, 2006-2008
  • UC Berkeley Extension, Instructor of Landscape Architecture, 1999-2007
  • MIG, Director of Operations, 1997-2006
  • Project Manager, School and Park Projects, 1995-1997
  • Landscape Designer/Landscape Architect, 1991-1995
  • Landscape Designer, 1990-1991
Gary J Lai design
Gary J Lai design
Gary J Lai design