Ross Nadeau Principal, San Francisco

“I enjoy projects that are heavily used by the public. I also have always been intrigued with space travel and the cosmos. To be part of the design team for the first Space Port — a terminal for public space travel — would truly be a dream project.”

Ross, a LEED Accredited Professional, has 24 years of experience in retail, commercial, residential, corporate, institutional, resort and entertainment landscape design and construction throughout the US. His primary responsibilities at SWA today encompass construction observation and design control. The strong relationships he establishes with clients, contractors, the design team, and governing agencies allow him to resolve constructability issues in the field in even the most tense and stressful situations.

Inspired By

Isamu Noguchi’s sensitive use of water and stone; master builder Frank Lloyd Wright, who worshipped the environment; Antonio Gaudi’s experiments with new building techniques; Alexander Calder, a sculptor on a grand scale; the writer Joseph Campbell: “When you follow your bliss... doors will open where you would not have thought there would be doors; and where there wouldn't be a door for anyone else.”

Education

Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Affiliations & Registrations

LEED AP

Member, California Parks and Recreation Society

Selected Awards

ULI Global Award of Excellence, Finalist: City Creek Center (2013)

AIA Committee on Justice, Award of Excellence: Butte Landscape Plan (2012)

ASLA Southern California Chapter Merit Award: Anaheim Convention Center (2005)

ASLA Southern California Chapter Quality of Life Centennial Design Award/Merit Award: John Wayne Airport (1999)

California Council of Landscape Architects Honor Award: Hyatt Regency Scottsdale at Gainey Ranch (1989)

Dream project

“I enjoy projects that are heavily used by the public. I also have always been intrigued with space travel and the cosmos. To be part of the design team for the first Space Port—a terminal for public space travel—would truly be a dream project.”