Combining Modern Design and Zen to Create Lasting Peace

Awards & Media

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Current Projects

  • Self-Realization Fellowship – Design & installation of entrance monument – Valley Center, CA
  • Marriott Hotel and Marina – Zen garden installation throughout hotel property – Downtown San Diego, CA
  • Urth Caffe – Laguna Beach, CA
  • US Naval Hospital – Regular Zen garden maintenance – Camp Pendleton, CA
  • Golden Door Spa – Consultation and maintenance

 

Special Projects

  • Fetzer Institute Advisory Council on Labor, Trades and Craft – Oct. 2011-current

 

Public & Commercial Projects

  • Jury-selected San Diego Sculpture Show – City of San Diego/Port of San Diego – October 2006
  • Water Department of the City of San Diego – Special landscape inspector – 2001-2005
  • Balboa Park Rose Garden renovation – San Diego, CA – May 2003

 

Awards

  • LEED Platinum Certification on custom residential project – La Jolla, CA – May 2010
  • Best water feature design – San Diego Spring Garden Show – Mary 2005
  • Most creative landscape design – San Diego County Fair and Garden Show – July 2003
  • Achievement Award in medium-sized design and build category – California Landscape Contractors Association (CLCA) – 2003
  • First Place in water feature category – CLCA – November 2003
  • First Place in large landscape design and build category – CLCA – February 2003

 

Media & Press

  • San Diego Home/Garden Lifestyles – “Garden Guide: Ahh – Zen Gardens” by Mary James – November 2014
  • San Diego Home/Garden Lifestyles – Custom project at La Jolla residence – June 2009
  • San Diego Magazine – Carrier residence – May 2007
  • Decor and Style Magazine – Front page feature on Soble residence – April 2007
  • Better Homes and Garden, Special Interest Book – Carrier residence – Feb. 2006
  • Koi USA – Koi pond in Temecula, CA – 2004
  • The Press Enterprises – Koi pond in Temecula, CA – 2002
  • HGTV – Restore America – Parashis residence in Escondido, CA – 2001
  • San Diego Union-Tribune – Parashis residence in Escondido, CA – 2001
  • North County Times – Parashis residence in Escondido, CA – 2000
  • San Diego Union-Tribune – Henley Residence in Carlsbad – 2000
  • San Diego Home/Garden – Garden of the Year for Southwood Residence – 1999
  • Asia America – Lou Residence in Diamond Bar, CA – 1999
  • KUSI (Ch 9) – Southwood Residence in La Mesa, CA – 1999
  • Feng Shui at Home – Soble Residence in La Costa, CA – 1998
  • Architectural Digest – Soble Residence at La Costa, CA – Oct. 1997

 

Education

  • Trade apprentice at Japan’s royal family’s residence
  • BS in Agriculture at Tokyo University of Agriculture
  • Exchange student in California – 1977-1978