Kari Kikuta brings over 18 years of landscape design experience, leadership and passion to the firm’s Education and Urban Design Studios. Kikuta's portfolio ranges from large-scale planning and urban design, multifamily residential to the development of site-specific sustainable solutions for education facilities. With LPA, Inc. since 2008, she has spent the last eight years leading the landscape design in our K12 studio. Recently her focus has been growing the landscape team in the San Diego Studio to continue to service the San Diego region.

As a Design Director of Landscape Architecture, Kikuta has been an integral member of the design process, strategizing and participating in the programming of outdoor spaces. Her experience in our multidisciplinary firm has allowed her to strengthen the relationship between interior and exterior environments, bringing an innovative approach to the project process and ultimately, client experience. With her landscape design experience, she has shared her knowledge through national speaking engagements and the authoring of articles in Landscape Architect and Specifier News.

As an associate at the firm, Kikuta has a passion and commitment to mentorship and focus on talent development.

A graduate of California Polytechnic State University in Pomona, California, Kikuta is a California licensed Landscape Architect and an active member of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA).