JOHN KAMP : BIO
John Kamp is an urban and landscape designer, educator, facilitator, and licensed landscape contractor (CA #1039171). He earned his Bachelor's degree from Wesleyan University, and a master's degree in urban planning and design from UCLA. He has over 15 years of experience in the design and installation of irrigation-free landscapes (he is the creator of the first irrigation-free landscape in the state of Minnesota), the writing and illustrating of design guidelines – including the Small Lot Design Guidelines for the City of Los Angeles – work in urban tree canopy restoration, and the design of walkable neighorhoods. He is an experienced facilitator who has helped lead numerous workshops through Place It!, conducted trainings on water conservation and irrgation-free landscaping, and worked extensively with immigrant youth in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is multilingual, fluent in both French and Spanish in addition to English. He also speaks Swedish. He has worked with a diverse range of public and private clients on landscape and urban design projects large and small in places such as Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Jose, Minneapolis, and Saint Paul. Above all, he is approachable and accesssible and seeks to make everyone feel welcome in the design and planning process.