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HOURIAN ASSOCIATES, inc. offers comprehensive landscape architecture, urban design, and master planning services to public, commercial and residential clients. The Hourian Associates, inc. team is committed to the creation of innovative design solutions sensitive to the natural environmental conditions and the needs and desires of our clients.


The firm draws on over 40 years of experience on a broad range of projects including urban design, resorts, retail and mixed-use developments, large and small-scale commercial, education, public sector, housing and estates. We have developed a focused, environmental design affirmation of our client’s goals, budget, and schedule. 

John Hourian, RLA, ASLA



John Hourian is the Principle of Hourian Associates and has been in the profession of Landscape Architecture since 1969 and then founding Hourian Associates in 1989.  His experience in environmental design has involved a broad range of services from consulting to master planning and site design.  The scope of his projects, in both the private and public sectors, includes commercial retail, country clubs, entry monument design, custom residential, parks/recreation, open space studies, wetlands and stream restoration.


Hourian began his journey in 1969 graduating from the California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Environmental Design, majoring in Landscape Architecture. Following this, he is also proud to have been one of the three founding members of the CLASS Fund (California Landscape Architectural Student Scholarship), designed to assist undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in programs in landscape architecture and ornamental horticulture in California. Hourian has assisted others to realize their dreams of a similar career. He also remains as an active member of American Society of Landscape Architecture (ASLA) and served as the past President of the Southern California Chapter in 1975 and 1980.



Nicole Hourian NUNN, ASLA

Sr. Project Manager/Vice President - Central Coast Office


Nicole Hourian has more than 20 years of consumer business experience.  She has acquired an extensive background in product design and development, which has been vital to the growth and expansion of her past and present projects.  She brings to Hourian Associates, inc. a diverse skill set which has played an integral part in linking together many key facets in ever growing office setting.  Her excellent people skills and fresh, new ideas have brought both a useful and wonderful element to the company managing all projects from start to completion through every stage of development.  

Nicole has a Bachelor of Science Degree from University of Arizona in Consumer Business and Landscape Architecture Certificate Degree.  



Mark D. Minick

Sr. Irrigation Manager - So Cal Consultant


Mark Minick, a landscape professional, who has been in the industry for more than 22 years, has built an expertise background in Irrigation and Planning Design, Preliminary Landscape plans, as well as Construction Documents.


As Sr. Irrigation Manager, his role includes all aspects of design and drafting of small residential up to large master planned communities, from small commercial projects to resort projects. He is familiar with a variety of CADD programs which allows him to bring his expertise to every project.


Mark attended Arizona State University, graduating with a Bachelor of Science Design Degree in Landscape Architecture.  Having continued his education working privately with many other firms in the industry, Mark knows what it takes to see every project through.


Rob Anderson

Sr. Irrigation Manager - So Cal Consultant

Rob Anderson has worked in the landscape industry for over 20+ years with his main focus on Irrigation Design. Graduating from Arizona State with a Bachelors Degree in Landscape Architecture, Rob brings a nice perspective on the latest irrigation technical design. He has worked as a Project Manager for for 6 years and is very keen on managing all aspects of landscape design. 


Rob brings us 21 years of landscape architecture/autocad experience.

Victoria bovarD, ASLA, RLA

Sr. Project Manager - East Coast Consultant

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Robert Garcia, RLA

Sr. Project Manager - So Cal Consultant

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Rick Conner, RLA

Sr. Project Manager - Nor Cal Consultant


Rick Conner, Land Design Group’s principal, has been a major contributor for projects ranging from thousand-acre master planned communities to large-scale residences. The locations of those projects have also varied: China, Arizona, and throughout California. As a landscape architect, he’s successfully handled responsibilities such as resolving grading and drainage issues, designing functional and aesthetically-pleasing details for landscape architectural elements, and leading both design and project management teams.






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