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Our Staff

Stephanie V. Landregan, FASLA, LEED AP BD+C

Immediate Past President, Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards

Stephanie Landregan is the Director for the Landscape Architecture Program and the Horticulture & Gardening Program at UCLA Extension. Previously, Stephanie was the Chief Landscape Architect for the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority where she designed public access to open space in Los Angeles and Ventura Counties.  She has been featured in Landscape Architecture magazine in April 2008 in an article on Paths to Becoming a Landscape Architect, and in April 2002 for the final design and construction of the Augustus F. Hawkins Natural Park in South Central Los Angeles, which won national and international attention for its community-involved design, craftsmanship and sustainability.  Stephanie’s private work is primarily native landscaping. Her gardens have been on the Theodore Payne tour and water tours.  Her other passion is working with legislators to create legislation that works in the landscape.  She has worked on codes and ordinances that affect all aspects of the landscape, including tree ordinances, fire codes, low impact development, and water conservation measures. Ms. Landregan graduated from the University of Kentucky in Arts and is a graduate of the UCLA Extension Certificate Program in landscape architecture.  She is a Planning Commissioner for the City of Glendale, California.  Ms. Landregan is a registered licensed landscape architect in the State of California, #4093.

mel7_rszMelissa McDonald, Program Manager

Melissa has spent the past 16 years managing landscapes across two states. Most of her early career she spent in the Hudson Valley region of New York State and later in NYC. She has managed properties ranging in size from 3 acres to 160 acres and has experience in green house production and maintenance, native plant management, and historic landscape restoration. In 2010 she moved back to California and worked at the Orange County Great Park, developing programs for the Farm + Food Lab and subsequently at the OC Fair and Event Center as the Landscape Manager. Melissa has a passion for plants and now channels that passion into developing a dynamic and successful program here at UCLA Extension.

Program Assistant (Position Open)


Program Office

10995 Le Conte Ave., Ste 414
Los Angeles, CA 90024
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