Glen C. Dake
Glen is a leader in the design of landscape, transportation, and school improvements in Southern California neighborhoods, where he has practiced since 1987. In 1996 he founded a practice to deliver professional landscape services to the building industry, institutions, and community groups, including: The Los Angeles Conservation Corps, The City of West Hollywood, LAUSD, UCLA and UCSD. In 2001 he served a four-year term on LA Council member Eric Garcetti’s staff to lead his successful Green Agenda.
Glen is working for environmental justice in the area of access to neighborhood parks, and has helped to found vibrant community gardens in Echo Park, Hollywood, Sunland, and Watts, and helped to craft community-supported solutions for people to use Silver Lake Reservoir, Barnsdall Park, and numerous neighborhood green spaces. He has been a proponent of local solutions to protect Southern California watersheds. He was a leader in the successful campaign for Los Angeles Proposition O, a $500 million stormwater bond, and has worked to improve people’s health and to protect communities from flooding, and to better care for groundwater and surface water resources.
The design of educational environments is an important part of Mr. Dake’s practice. His work includes prominent campus improvements at UCLA and at UCSD’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography; as well as the innovative outdoor learning environment for Los Angeles’ High Tech High School, and numerous playgrounds and childcare environments.
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