McCullough Landscape Architecture, located in San Diego since 1999. It's focus is to design and plan for user oriented spaces, to offer unmatched client service and to provide sophisticated design on time and within budget.
These photos are from our project at SDSU East Campus Drive.
As McCullough continues to grow, having an experienced accountant to manage project costs benefits our clients and our front office. It’s with great pleasure that we welcome Victoria “Vika” Gallich, our latest hire and Project Accountant.
MEET VIKA GALLICH
Vika will support project administration, accounts receivable and contract records management.
After earning her associate’s degree in accounting from a college in Bellingham, Washington, Vika went on to achieve her Bachelor of Integral Studies from California Institute for Human Science. She recently moved to San Diego from San Francisco where she worked at Source Planning Construction as a project accountant.
“As a nature lover, I am excited to join a team of visionaries who thoughtfully create beautiful green spaces all over the world. I look forward to bringing a mindful approach to accounting, and I am thankful for all of the clients that partner with us.”—Vika Gallich
President and CEO Catherine McCullough commented, “Vika is specialized in accounting for the construction industry. She will help our firm analyze project-management procedures and maximize service efficiencies. This will be reflected in improved project delivery and strengthened client service.”
A fun fact about Vika is that she loves big adventures; she once owned four motorcycles and embarked on long-distance motorcycle trips throughout Canada and the United States.
2019 SMPS BUILD BUSINESS LANDS IN OUR NATION’S CAPITAL
Our President/CEO/CMO Catherine McCullough is headed to Washington D.C. July 31st through August 2nd for the annual SMPS Build Business conference. Highlights this year include:
• Digital skills labs (customized technology-based learning);
• A symposium on building your firm’s seller-doer strategy;
• A swanky rooftop reception, where guests will enjoy stunning views of the Capitol at sunset.
A/E/C professionals from around the nation meet each year to learn innovative marketing and service practices, make valuable contacts to expand their network and learn the latest strategies in business development, marketing and leadership.
Are you attending the conference? Catherine would love to grab coffee or lunch and hear about your conference experience—click below to connect on LinkedIn and send her a message.
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McCullough HAD A Swingin’ TIME at the SMPS Golf Tournament
SMPS San Diego went above and beyond to deliver another great golf tournament this year. Not only did we have a blast, the proceeds went to benefit Monarch School, which provides education, skills and experience to homeless youth in need.
Thank you clients, colleagues and friends for taking a break at Hole 10 for refreshments and to pick up a few of our awesome giveaways.(Special note: People LOVED the safari hats)
Marty Glaske of Gafcon, won the $50 Nordstrom gift card. Congratulations! A not-so-secret-secret...the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is currently going until August 4th!
These photos are from our project Plant Power at San Diego State University.Please join us in welcoming Johanna Mall, the latest addition to our growing team of talented designers. As a Junior Associate, her experience in civic development, education, sports and recreation and inventive approach to planting design brings clients more value to every McCullough project.
Meet Johanna Mall, ASLAJohanna is an artsy, creative and bubbly designer, raised by immigrant parents and fluent in three languages. Her upbringing and travel adventures give her an acute awareness of the importance of culturally diverse experiences. Her passion for design stems from her fascination with how urban and folk traditions influence landscape design. The cultural integration between her Mexican, German and American roots, gives her a unique perspective to connect people and places with an element of empathy for the spaces she designs. She strives to apply “genius loci” to capture “the spirit of place” by designing places with a unique, vernacular cultural identity that people feel connected to.Specialties that Johanna brings to McCullough’s projects:• Civic development• Creative approach to planting design• Education / Sports & RecreationEducation: Cal Poly, San Luis ObispoCertifications/Awards: Sigma Lambda Alpha – Landscape ArchitectureJohanna is a consummate rock climber, both indoors and out nearly every day. When she’s not climbing, she’s playing guitar or tending to her abundant collection of houseplants. You can also find her casually head-banging in mosh pits at punk rock shows on Friday nights."I am thrilled to have the opportunity to grow professionally and creatively through their fearless approach to design and excited to add even more soul to the grit and style that is McCullough."— Johanna Mall, ASLAempowering aec marketers through storytelling
Catherine McCullough is currently featured in SMPS Marketer Online, a nationally distributed publication. “Our job as marketers is to tell stories,” said Catherine. “That’s what SMPS leadership is all about…how we can help others learn from our experience.”The article recounts her discussion with other leaders at the President’s Leadership Symposium, held in April Washington D.C., discussing how connecting through individual stories empowers marketers to “lead the charge” for their firms.Read the article →GETTING WILD WITH SMPS SAN DIEGO
The time has come again for the annual SMPS San Diego Golf Tournament! Throw on your safari suit and join us Friday, June 28th for a day of golf at the Vineyard at Escondido Golf Club followed by a great banquet dinner. We hear there will also be appearances by some exotic, wild animals!We’ll be golfing and serving refreshments at our beverage hole as Chui sponsors. Make sure you stop by to say hi!Register here →
Collaboration plays a central role in the built environment, and the beautiful outcome for this project was just recognized with a 2018 AIA San Diego Merit Design Award.Alexandria, a developer Building the Future of Life Science,™ with their tenant Vertex, a Boston-based biotech company and LPA, an award-winning architecture firm, along with McCullough..
The images above are from our project located at Fifth and Hawthorn in downtown San Diego.Women Who Impact San DiegoWe are very proud to announce that Catherine, President and CEO of the firm, has been selected by San Diego Metropolitan Magazine this month as one of twelve “Women Who Impact San Diego.” Catherine’s commitment to our city, her dedication and volunteerism to her profession are crowning examples of what have earned her this prestigious award.“Catherine has a proven history of taking organizations to the next level of success and creating community all around her, while working hard to elevate and benefit others along the way.”—Melissa Stayner, CREW San Diego Director of Marketing & CommunicationsRead the press release →Read the full SD Metro article →
Eric Tran Promoted to Studio Team Leader
We are pleased to announce that Eric Tran, formerly an Associate, has been promoted to Studio Team Leader for the firm. He will collaborate with Catherine and David and is the key liaison with our technical staff. Eric’s friendly communication style will aid in setting clear expectations to the staff for office standards and productivity. His new role will bring a better efficiency to our clients and their projects.Read the press release →David Presents McCullough’s Vision With FSDA
Come join us November 17 for David McCullough’s lecture “Merging Context and Creative Passion with ‘Grit, Soul and Style’” to Friends of San Diego Architecture organization. David digs down to the roots of what drives McCullough’s creative processes and creative landscape design. The presentation will begin at 9:30 a.m. at the NewSchool of Architecture & Design located in downtown San Diego.Learn more →