PAMELA BRIEF joins NUVIS Landscape Architecture as Los Angeles Studio Director & Senior Principal

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I am very pleased to announce my new role with NUVIS Landscape Architecture as their Los Angeles Studio Director and Senior Principal. My responsibilities will include project design, client relations, business development, as well as project management, quality control and office oversight.

For over 45 years, NUVIS has been an award-winning landscape architectural firm. They provide full-service design with an emphasis on creating memorable and sustainable projects. By joining NUVIS, I gain access to a talented full-service team with expertise in urban design, public parks, transportation, housing, and education. For a complete list of project types and firm background please look around NUVIS’ website.

I look forward to continuing our relationship, introducing you to our firm, and discussing new project opportunities.

NUVIS Welcomes New Los Angeles Studio Director & Senior Principal

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January 14, 2019, Los Angeles, CA - NUVIS is proud to announce and welcome Pamela Brief, PLA, ASLA as the Company’s Los Angeles Studio Director and Senior Principal.  Pamela will be responsible for project team leadership, business development, project design direction, as well as general management responsibilities.

She joins the NUVIS team from Pamela Studios Inc., in La Crescenta, CA. As President and Founder of Pamela Studios,  she designed and managed numerous domestic and international projects. Most recently she has focused on both public and private works in Los Angeles County. She has a deep understanding and appreciation for the Los Angeles area.

Prior to founding her firm she worked   at many award-winning firms including P.O.D., Emmet Wemple & Associates, The Jerde Partnership, ValleyCrest Design Group, and Walt Disney Imagineering.  Pamela started at Walt Disney Imagineering as an area development designer on Disneyland Paris. From there, her 15 years at WDI included senior assignments at Disneyland Paris, MGM Studios Paris, Animal Kingdom, Indiana Jones Adventure, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, and Tokyo Disney Sea. In addition, Pamela managed the Rockwork Engineering department, overseeing the design and documentation process.

Pamela comes to NUVIS with over 30 years of experience in master planning and landscape architecture.  She is currently serving as President of the Southern California Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects. Pamela holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Landscape Architecture and a Minor in Business from The Ohio State University.

Honoring Our Local Veterans

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From all of us at NUVIS, THANK YOU VETERANS! We are so grateful for your service.

NUVIS is proud to be partnering with the City of Lake Forest on renovations to the former Village Pond Park. Construction is almost complete! Improvements to the newly named Veterans Park include a reconstructed pond with floating habitat islands, a native garden with whimsical bird houses, and a memorial plaza featuring monuments which honor all five branches of the military. Custom mosaic-tile folded flags, created by local artist Katherine England, adorn the top of each monument. Grand Opening Ceremonies are scheduled for mid-November. LEARN MORE

Water-efficient Outdoor Laboratory at Bolsa Grande HS


Garden Grove, CA - Bolsa Grande High School is one of three campuses in the Garden Grove Unified School District to install new stormwater management infiltration swales as part of the Drought Response Outreach Program for Schools (DROPS) funded by the State of California. Featuring native and drought-tolerant plant species which attract pollinators, these outdoor laboratories provide educators and students with a wide variety of environmental education opportunities from water recharge and soil samples studies to habitat species and ecosystem development. In addition to the Bolsa Grande project, NUVIS provided conceptual designs, construction documents, and construction observation for similar improvements at Los Amigos High School and Santiago High School.

Read more about these water-wise, educational improvements from OC Register’s October 23rd article.

Perry Cardoza & Stephanie Landregan honored with Ruth Shellhorn Award


October 5, 2018 - The Southern California Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects honored Perry Cardoza and Stephani Landregan with the 2018 Ruth Shellhorn Award for their extensive commitment to our profession, the Southern California region, and tireless support of the people behind all the work. Congratulations!! We are so proud of both you. A very well-deserved honor!

Grand Opening of Cydney Casper Park in Gilroy, CA

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Grand Opening ceremonies were held August 23rd for the City of Gilroy's newest neighborhood park.  Cydney Casper Park is named in honor of the City's former Lead Planner who was instrumental in many community improvements, yet tragically passed away in a motorcycle accident.  This beautiful 3.3 acre park developed with extensive community design input and offers bocce ball courts, fitness stations, multi-age play areas, half-basketball courts, and interface with the surrounding adjacent natural open space. 

Seeking MBE/WBE/LSA firms for Topographic Surveys

NUVIS is seeking MBE/WBE/LSA firms to provide as-needed professional services for topographic surveys (NAICS 541370) in response to our intended submission to Housing Authority of City of Los Angeles RFQ HA-2018-90.  A copy of the RFQ can be found at  See page 15 of the RFQ for subconsultant submittal information and Addendum 1.  Interested firms should provide the following information in WORD NO LATER than Monday August 20th:

  1. Statement of noteworthiness

  2. List of projects demonstrating current responsibilities and capabilities

  3. Identification of key personnel including education, professional registrations and job functions

  4. Complete all required Section 3 Forms

    • Declaration of Understanding and Intent to Comply with Section 3 Requirements

    • Business Concern Certification

    • Section 3 Resident Certification

    • Section 3 Economic Opportunity Plan

  5. Copy of MBE/WBE/LSA certification

Questions?  Please contact Alicia Taylor, Marketing Director,


OCC Recycling Center receives LEED Certification!

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Orange Coast College Recycling Center is now USGBC LEED Certified.  NUVIS is proud to be a part of the team that designed this 4.2 acre one-of-a-kind student operated center.  The landscape features solar-powered high-efficiency drip irrigation supplied by reclaimed water and California native low-water use trees and shrubs which contribute to the Center's net zero energy approach.

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nu vision . nu leadership . nu design

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2017 has brought us nu leadership, and we are branching out from the roots we've put down during our 46-year history to create a more streamlined design firm with a sustainable nu vision for the future.  

We are refreshing and simplifying our culture and our brand to reflect this nu vision.

Robert W. Stone, PLA, ASLA, and Perry Cardoza, PLA, ASLA, are now leading nuvis in a nu direction under a nu business model.  This benefits our clients and colleagues through improved transparency, a reinvigorated team, and nu creative project design solutions.  We are excited about this nu vision and look forward to creating memorable projects that achieve sustainable results.