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Patrick Caughley

RLA, FASLA, President

As President and owner of Wimmer Yamada and Caughey (WYAC), Pat Caughey has over 32 years of experience overseeing the firm’s design focus on landscape architecture. Licensed in four states, he has established credibility as a proven Landscape Architect, team leader, and creative designer. He has been the National President for the American Society of Landscape Architects (2007) and is the immediate past Chair of the ASLA Council of Fellows. In 2013 Pat was awarded the ASLA President’s Medal for his service to the society.

Pat continues to give back to the community by serving as the Chair of the San Diego Friends of Balboa Park, a key organization that promotes preservation and enhancement of Balboa Park for future generations. He is also a director on the La Colonia De Eden Gardens Foundation, member of San Diego Rotary Club 33, and a past national director for the ACE Mentoring organization, an organization focused on educating youth to career opportunities in the design and construction professions.

Recent projects under his direction include the San Diego Mesa College Math & Science Building (Orchid Award 2015), the Headquarters at Seaport District (SOHO Historic Award 2014), and The Lakeshore Towers Central Commons in Irvine.

Project Experience

  • Alga Norte Community Park
  • The Headquarters at Seaport Village
  • Unconditional Surrender “The Kiss”
  • NOAA Fisheries Science Center
  • SDSU Student Healthcare Center and Administration Office
  • Miramar College Master Plan and subsequent campus projects
  • Mesa College Math and Science Building
  • El Cajon Civic Plaza and Promenade Park
  • Pechanga Resort
  • Perris Valley Water Park

Professional Organizations

  • Chair of the Fellows Council 2011-2013, American Society of Landscape Architects
  • National President, 2006-2007, American Society of Landscape Architects
  • Fellow, 2004, American Society of Landscape Architects
  • National Meeting Co-Chair, 2002, American Society of Landscape Architects
  • National Vice President, 1998-2000, American Society of Landscape Architects
  • National Trustee, 1994-1997, American Society of Landscape Architects
  • San Diego Chapter President, 1993, American Society of Landscape Architects
  • Member, 1982-Present, American Society of Landscape Architects
  • Member, Building Industry Association of San Diego

Public Service and Community Organizations

  • Honors and Awards
  • Chair - Friends of Balboa Park
  • Director, La Colonia De Eden Gardens
  • Member, San Diego Rotary Club 33
  • Past Director, Desert Pacific Council Boy Scouts
  • Past Director, ACE Mentoring National Board
  • Past Member, City of San Diego Community Forest Advisory Board
  • Past Member, San Diego Community College Department of Architecture Advisory Board
  • Past Member, San Diego State University Biology Field Station Steering Committee
  • Past Member, San Dieguito Regional Park citizens Advisory Committee
  • Past Member and Director, San Diego Chapter of Partners for Livable Spaces
  • Past Member, City of San Diego Arts and Culture Committee
  • Past Member, San Diego City Urban Forestry Committee – Appointed by Jerry Sanders

Honors and Awards

  • American Society of Landscape Architects President’s Medal, 2013
  • American Society of Landscape Architects Certificate of Honor Student Award 1985
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