Principal Designer
Samuel K. Kim is the founder and principal designer of SQLA Inc.. With over 30 years of design experience, Samuel has a unique and innovative approach to landscape and urban design, along with a wealth of experience on a wide variety of public, private and international landscape design projects. His areas of expertise include community master planning, site planning, streetscape urban design, specific leisure and entertainment, commercial, industrial, institutional and residential design projects.
Samuel Kim is a registered licensed landscape architect in California and Nevada and holds a B.S. in Landscape Architecture from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.


Associate Designer

Bob has participated in a wide range projects since joining SQLA Inc. twelve years ago, including educational, streetscape, commercial, leisure and entertainment, and residential. He is responsible for the management and production of documents throughout all phases from schematic design and design development to construction documents, and his experience and skills have recently earned him the project management role on many of SQLA Inc’s key projects. Bob holds an A.S. in Architecture from Pasadena City College.



Don is involved in all phases of project design especially in planting design, where his extensive knowledge of plant materials are effectively utilized. He holds an AA from Mt. San Antonio College.


Kristen has been with SQLA for over a year, and works on a variety of projects, including design competition work and residential, residential community, commercial, and public projects. She has been responsible for presentations, presentation drawings, presentation packaging, schematic design, design development, and construction administration. She holds a B.S. in Landscape Architecture from California Polytechnic State University, Pomona.



Rose has a wide scope of design experience and skill, ranging from furniture and product design, to environmental & graphic design. She has participated in various product design competitions and received awards throughout her career as a furniture designer in Thailand. Rose holds a B.A. in Production Design specializing in Furniture Design from Silpakorn University in Bangkok, Thailand. Since relocating to the United States, Rose has completed a number of environmental design, product design, and interaction design classes at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena.

Jingwei Zhou


After 7-years’ academic study in the field, Jingwei holds an M.L.A. in Landscape Architecture from California Polytechnic State University, Pomona. Jingwei has further understood the issues that have been bothering people in urban spaces utilization of all this time, and have gained more knowledge in how to provide solutions from a landscape architecture point of view. He loves the fact that landscape architecture is an integrated tool to combine both cultural and scientific effects and provide a reasonable and beautiful solution for all humankind to enjoy a sustainable life, and he passionate about what he can do as a landscape architect in the coming future.


Construction Coordinator

Amber holds a B.A. in Landscape Architecture from Cal Poly Pomona with a minor in Regenerative Studies, an emphasis in sustainable design and California Native planting practices. Amber will be focusing on estate design and construction management. Her interest is in learning more about sustainable design in the context of commercial work, and she hopes to see how our large-scale projects can have a positive impact on the environment.


Associate Designer

Kug Myeong Si has over 20 years of design experience on a wide range of large scale exterior and interior improvement projects. Since joining SQLA Inc. seven years ago, Kug has participated in numerous projects including streetscape, commercial, leisure and entertainment, and residential. He is responsible for presentation drawings, and management and production of documents through all phases from schematic design to design development and construction documents. Kug holds a B.S in Architectural Engineering at Dongkug University, Seoul, Korea.


SQLA Inc Main Office

2669 Saturn Street,

Brea, CA 92821

Phone. 562 905 0800