Joshua Link
Principal

Born and raised in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains, I spent much of my childhood following wildlife trails and scaling the granite falls of a small seasonal wash near my grandparents’ property. This dynamic undulating topography blanketed by chaparral and coastal sage scrub became a classroom of sorts and set the stage for the most influential and formative experiences of my life. I had the opportunity to witness first-hand the most elemental of processes: fire, flood, drought and the daily habits of local fauna. Simultaneously, I developed a healthy curiosity in the shaping of space and deciphering how found materials might be utilized for the construction of imaginary places. I built diminutive terraced campgrounds, miniature golf courses and three-dimensional dioramas for toy dinosaurs. At the heart of my curiosity was a genuine sense of biophilia, an innate love of the living species and systems that surround us. This is an obsession that continues to this day, and I feel endlessly fortunate to have found a profession that affords me the opportunity to physically express what I value.

EXPERIENCE
2006-2010
Mia Lehrer + Associates (Los Angeles, CA)
 
Compton Creek Earthen Bottom Enhancement Feasibility Study
 
Compton Creek Regional Garden Park Master Plan
 
East Los Angeles Transit-Oriented Development Specific Plan
 
Hollywood Park Specific Plan (Inglewood, CA)
 
Jordan Downs Community-Based Redevelopment Master Plan (Los Angeles, CA)
 
Los Angeles Mission College Master Plan
 
Los Angeles Mission College Media Arts Center
 
Los Angeles River Revitalization Master Plan
 
Los Angeles Riverfront Greenway
 
Los Angeles State Historic Park Competition
 
Los Angeles Zoo Parking Lot
 
Pacoima Wash Vision Plan (Sylmar, CA)
 
Peck Park Canyon (Los Angeles, CA)
 
South Los Angeles Wetland Park
 
Tri-City Park (Placentia, CA)
 
Vista Hermosa Natural Park
2005-2006
Jeffrey Gordon Smith Landscape Architecture (Los Osos, CA)
2005
Rios Clementi Hale Studios (Los Angeles, CA)
2004
Kammeyer & Associates (Corona, CA)
EDUCATION
2002-2006
Bachelor of Landscape Architecture
 
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA
2004
Landscape Architecture Program
 
Santa Chiara Centro di Studio, Castiglion Fiorentino, Italy
ACCREDITATIONS/AFFILIATIONS
Registered Landscape Architect (California License No. 5503)
American Society of Landscape Architects
LEED Accredited Professional
California Native Plant Society