Alvaro Galan

San Diego |  Project Designer

Alvaro studied Landscape Architecture at Cornell University, and he has realized that this field combines the three things that shape his interests: art, math and nature. This has led him to pursue his passion for music by playing the cello, guitar and ukulele, and it has pushed him to travel to see as much of the world as he can. Although his focus in Landscape Architecture is in Urban Design, he finds himself most at peace when he’s in the country. I guess he believes that we can positively shape the earth by bridging the gap between the natural world and the built world, two often incompatible environments.

Alvaro understands that Landscape Architecture is only going to increase in global significance as the world begins to have to start addressing major issues due to our changing climate. This field is well-position to develop creative solutions for future problems like flooding, droughts, irregular storms, heat waves and cold fronts amongst other consequences from climate change. Everyone has the responsibility to put their part towards making this world a better place, and trying to address these issues will be Alvaro’s way of attempting to make a positive impact on the world.

One day, in the distant future, after working in the United States for a while and absorbing as much information as possible related to Landscape Architecture, Alvaro will eventually venture off to Spain, where his family is from, in order to start his own firm.