New Leaders Announced in the Orange County Office


Kate Douglas Kestyn
(303) 640-5202


10 June 2016 – BrightView Design Group, one of the nation’s largest landscape architecture practices, is continuing to strengthen its Irvine office by promoting Wade Ganes, Dan Hoon, Eric Viado, and Sandeep Walia to Associate Principal. Each brings a unique skillset that broadens the firm’s capabilities.

Wade Ganes has been with the studio since 2004 and has significant experience on master planned communities, parks, recreation facilities, and sports venues.  His knowledge and experience with Design-Build projects provides valuable expertise to our staff, clients, and consultants.

Dan Hoon, ASLA has been with the firm since 2005.  He has contributed to a range of projects, with an emphasis on multi-family residential and master planning.  Dan’s is eye for details and design make him an essential team member, executing complex and innovative design challenges, on time and budget.

Eric Viado, ASLA has 19 years of experience in the landscape industry.  He has significant experience in master planned communities, multi-family, urban redevelopment, and light rail projects, including Design-Build projects throughout the West, Hawaii, and the Bahamas.  These have included a number of LEED Platinum rated projects.

Sandeep Walia has worked on both public and private sector projects through the United States, Asia, and South America for over 13 years.  Her diverse portfolio includes residential master planning, mixed-use, civic, educational, and park projects.  Having also trained as an Architect, she has an exceptional design sense and a holistic approach that results in innovative, practical, and cost effective solutions.

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