Suzanne Arca, ASLA, FAPLD, Principal and Founder, Arca Design Group
Suzanne Arca boasts nearly 41 years of expertise in designing, building and maintaining landscapes and providing vision to residential and commercial property owners. With a degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of California at Berkeley, Arca is a Green-certified Licensed Design and Build Landscape Contractor serving residential, business and municipal customers in the East Bay and beyond. Arca has taught for over 20 years as an Instructor in the Department of Landscape Architecture, University of California Extension, and in the Landscape Horticulture Department, Merritt College, as well as a guest Lecturer for garden clubs, nurseries, and horticultural events, and a mentor for up-and-coming designers. Arca writes a monthly garden column for the Piedmont Post in California. She has been recognized with awards including the Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD) International Landscape Designer of the Year (2011), the Gold Medal for Residential Design and Best in Show from the California Landscape Contractors Association (CLCA). Arca Design was most recently named Best of Oakland and the East Bay, 2018, by readers of Oakland Magazine.