Alan Clarke has practiced landscape architecture for over 40 years in California, Hawaii and throughout the tropics. An internationally respected landscape architect with special talents in resort, hotel and commercial projects, he has created award-winning and highly recognized projects in over twenty countries.
Alan has a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from Cal Poly Pomona. He is licensed in California and Hawaii. He was honored by his peers in 1993 when he was elected to Fellowship in ASLA.
Alan has been the president of Tongg, Clarke & McCelvey since its creation in 1981. His leadership of the firm has created an impressive portfolio of completed and successful large-scale projects. With his hand-on approach each project benefits from his creativity and experience.
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As a landscape architect my goal has been to create designs that are appropriate for each unique site and program – both at the time of construction and long after, when the ease of maintenance directly affects the project’s success.
Over the years I have mentored many employees and students, sharing the excitement of being a landscape architect. I approach teaching landscape architecture with the same enthusiasm as mentoring.
I am excited to be an instructor in UCLA’s excellent program. I recognize Grading and Drainage as a key part of landscape design and emphasize its importance to my students.