ASSOCIATES

Senior Associate

WENDY CHAN, RLA, LEED GREEN ASSOCIATE

Wendy Chan is about place-making and re-imagining public spaces for the people who are connected to a site or neighborhood. Her interest defines how she investigates design solutions and her attention to quality construction documents. Her professionalism and successful management of projects makes her a valuable member of the AHBE team. 

Senior Associate

Kiku Kurahashi

Kiku Kurahashi incorporates the environmental, social and cultural considerations of individual communities into her projects. Her consensus-building design approach and knowledge of sustainable design practices are assets she brings to every project, particularly community-based projects.

Associate

Michael Odum

Michael Odum's professional practice in landscape architecture and urban design extends 15 years. He has experience in the U.S. and China on a broad range of projects, including public open spaces associated with high profile architecture, heavily programmed private rooftop landscapes, and reclaimed post-industrial urban waterfronts. Michael combines creative problem-solving talent, rigorous design refinement skills, and a passion for technical precision to deliver exceptional landscape spaces for public and private use. 



Senior Associate

Jennifer Salazar, RLA, ASLA

A licensed landscape architect and project manager, Jennifer Salazar has worked to improve the Los Angeles urban environment through landscape infrastructure and infill projects. Her experience with complete streets, public transit corridors, retail and open space brings a wealth of knowledge to public and private projects. Jennifer provides a full breadth of understanding to each project, from planning and conceptual design through construction documentation and administration. She also serves as a co-editor and contributor for AHBE Lab, the firm's daily blog.

Senior Associate

Darren Shirai, RLA, ASLA

Darren Shirai has been practicing landscape architecture for over twenty years, with experience on a range of projects located in Southern California and internationally. His award-winning designs integrate a unique multi–disciplinary point of view that provides consideration for each community’s social, cultural, and economic factors. Having led the design of numerous projects, he has developed the critical observation and decision-making skills necessary for delivering environmentally-sensitive solutions for urban projects of all sizes and scope of work. 


Associate

Donna Thompson

Donna Thompson brought sixteen years of accounting and managerial experience to AHBE when she joined the firm. Each day, she oversees all of the firm's general operations and accounts. Her persistence and attention to detail has made her  integral to our firm's success. 

 

 

 

 

Senior Associate

Jennifer Zell, RLA, ASLA

Jenni Zell is interested in the integration of natural processes and cultural systems through landscape architecture. Her experience includes the design and planning of a broad range of civic and private spaces, from residential and commercial landscapes to public open spaces. Jenni is also a writer, with published articles in Landscape Architecture Magazine and Urban Land.