Jim Taylor has almost two decades of experience managing the Landscape Architecture division of The Lightfoot Planning Group, becoming a Partner in 2005. Since joining the firm, Jim has provided design team management as well as preparation of site plans, restoration and recreation plans, view analysis, and landscape construction documents for a wide variety of public and private development and design clients. His work experience includes developing successful large-scale landscape designs for residential, commercial, recreational, educational and institutional projects throughout San Diego and Riverside Counties.
Jim has a proven history of working with competing interests and multi-disciplinary teams to determine workable solutions to complex environmental and development-related issues. Jim has worked on numerous wetland and riparian habitat creation and enhancement projects. He has created innovative conceptual designs, handled complex permit coordination, and worked on construction documents and field monitoring for a variety of projects. Currently, Jim consults with close to 50 major Homeowner Associations; including Aviara in Carlsbad, San Elijo Hills in San Marcos, and The Summit @ East Lake in Chula Vista.
Jim has served as an expert grader, and later as a writer and preparer, for the Professional Examination for Landscape Architects. Jim currently chairs the Landscape Architecture Department Advisory Council at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo.
Bachelor of Science, Landscape Architecture, California Polytechnic
State University, San Luis Obispo
Bachelor of Science, Biology, San Diego State University
American Society of Landscape Architects
Vice President of the San Diego Chapter of ASLA