ASLA SD President Elect 2016
ASLA San Diego 2016 Chapter President, Rich Risner is a Landscape Architect with over 25 years of experience. In 2004, he and his wife, Juli, founded Grounded Landscape Architecture and the modern retail furniture store, Grounded Modern Living, in Encinitas. Risner’s education started at the Design Institute of San Diego and finished with a BFA from San Diego State University in the Arts & Environmental Design department. He began his career working in a local architecture & interior design firm but soon transitioned into Landscape Architecture where he developed a unique, progressive and modern approach to his designs. Risner’s recent work includes high-end residential design, commercial and mixed-use developments, community parks and open spaces, multi-family housing, streetscapes, boutique resorts, industrial parks, institutional and large retail shopping centers. As principal landscape architect, Risner oversee all aspects of the design, document quality control and production of the firm’s projects. Many of his previous projects have won ASLA awards and have earned recognition in several publications. 2009 ASLA Merit award for the “Fairbanks Ranch – Balancing Act” project. 2011 AIA Orchid award project “Centre Street Lofts”, 2012 CLCA 1st place “best water efficient landscape design”. 2014 ASLA Merit award for the “Project Mozart” and an ASLA merit award for “Project Pennsylvania”, 2015 CLCA 1st place “best water feature”…plus many others.