Eddie Chau Design
850 Stannage Ave.
Albany, CA 94706
Service area: 50 miles
The firm provides green landscape design with low water use and native planting, rain water catchment, use of salvaged or reclaimed materials, and limiting impervious surface paving. Green construction techniques are also employed to encourage future recycling of materials, minimize waste, and promote water percolation.
The most recently completed project is the expansion of the Youth Hostel guest facilities at Point Reyes National Seashore for the National Park Service. Working with historic architects, a new native and low water use landscape was planted as well as installation of porous and reflective paving materials. The project earned a Silver LEED rating.
A current commercial project include custom platforms for sitting and reclining made from reclaimed plastic and wood. Planting for the site is low water use.
I am also doing pro-bono work for an environmental restoration organization in Marin County where a master plan is being developed for their future intern housing site. The site will have gardens for growing restoration plants, cisterns for storing rain water, and pervious pedestrian paths.
I am a licensed landscape architect in the State of California as well as LEED accredited with the U.S. Green Building Council. Graduate Degree in Landscape Architecture was obtained from the University of California, Berkeley.