The Cultural Landscape Foundation
Landscapes for Living: Post War Landscape Architecture in Los Angeles, SCI-Arc Campus, April 15, 2011


Ronald M. Izumita, FASLA

is founder and chairman of ima, a full service landscape architecture firm specializing in dynamic urban design, landscape master planning and landscape design. His 40-year career spans nearly every segment real estate development including landscape master planning and design solutions for resorts, theme parks, new communities, commercial, residential, retail, entertainment and mixed-use development. Most recently, he has been involved in issues involving sustainable development practices.  The firm has as a primary focus design and planning through the use of regenerative design principles. The American Society of Landscape Architects, recognizing his exceptional design skills and contributions to his art, bestowed him with a Fellowship designation in 1990. He has been a member of ULI since 1973 and most recently served as Chairman on the ULI Technical Advisory Panel for the Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center; has served on the Sustainable Development Council and the Recreational Development Council in past years.  He has also participated on a ULI expert panel reviewing a proposed Midwest waterfront development and has organized a panel for recreational development in Mexico. He was invited to show his works on design at the Spring ULI meeting in Minneapolis. Mr. Izumita earned his Master's Degree in Landscape Architecture from Harvard University Graduate School of Design. He received his undergraduate degree from California State Polytechnic University Pomona, which later awarded him its Most Distinguished Alumni of the Year Award. He is a licensed landscape architect in California, Nevada, Arizona and Texas. He has served as a lecturer and has taught at Harvard GSD, Utah State Univ., Cal Poly Pomona, and Iowa State.