TERRANO Landscape Architecture/Urban Design is an award-winning design firm founded in 1999. TERRANO provides high quality service and design to public and private clients. Our landscape designs strive to be responsive to the context, history, and environment unique to each project. TERRANO uses form, color, and texture to create outdoor environments that inspire the senses. We are committed to providing innovative, sensible designs that can meet the challenges of limited time and budget. Project constraints are not viewed as obstacles, but are instead are looked upon as creative opportunities. TERRANO is a certified Minority Business Enterprise and Small Business Enterprise with the State of Arizona, Maricopa County, and the City of Phoenix.

Site Design
Landscape Master Planning
Landscape and Irrigation Construction Documents
Urban Design
Water Feature Design
Native Plant Surveys and Inventory Plans
Landscape Construction Administration
404 Permit Mitigation Plans

Design of Parks, and Recreational Facilities
Design of Exterior Environments for Architectural Projects
Landscape Design for Master Planned Communities
Highway Landscape Design
Highway Structure Rustication and Aesthetic Treatments
Trails/Transit Studies

Ruben L. Valenzuela, Registered Landscape Architect

Education: Bachelor of Science-Design, Arizona State University, 1984

Mr. Valenzuela’s experience includes design and construction administration of large commercial, multi-family residential and recreational facilities. Clients have included federal, state, county, and local agencies and schools. Mr. Valenzuela has extensive knowledge of the native plant materials of the Sonoran Desert. He has designed and managed projects with landscape budgets exceeding $2.5 million. Much of his experience is with projects over $300,000 in landscape construction costs. He brings over 20 years of professional experience on projects ranging from small residential designs to large scale public works projects.

 Ruben has served on the Artist Selection Panel for the Light Rail Project in the Phoenix Metro Area, the Tempe Community Council Board of Directors, City of Tempe’s Beautification Awards Committee, Tempe Municipal Arts Commission, the Scottsdale Public Art Board of Directors, and the City of Tempe’s Design Review Board.


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