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Michael Garris

Vice President / Director of Landscape Architecture
Michael Garris

Mr. Garris has extensive experience in new town planning, mixed use/retail commercial planning and design, business park planning, industrial/commercial park and recreation design, urban/waterfront design, resort/residential planning and design, and military facilities planning. His strengths include concept development and themeing, planting design, water feature design, hardscape design, wayfinding strategies, conceptual grading and drainage, and preparation of quick freehand design sketches.

Selected Projects

  • BWS Hālawa Xeriscape Garden Improvements, O‘ahu, Hawai‘i
  • Pearl Harbor Historic Trail, O‘ahu, Hawai‘i
  • Kealakehe Regional Park, Island of Hawai‘i
  • Kapolei Community Park, O‘ahu, Hawai‘i
  • Kawainui Marsh Trail, O‘ahu, Hawai‘i
Urban / Waterfront Planning
  • Kaka‘ako Demonstration Project, O‘ahu, Hawai‘i
  • Young Street Parkway Master Plan, O‘ahu, Hawai‘i
  • Ford Island Development Plan, Pearl Harbor, O‘ahu, Hawai‘i
  • Johor Bahru City Harbor Marina, Johor Bahru, Malaysia
  • Xiamen Tong An Resort, Xiamen, China
  • Pago Pago Port Master Plan, Pago Pago, American Samoa
  • Jurong Lake Master Plan, Jurong, Republic of Singapore
  • Petal Senayan Mixed Use Project, Jarkarta, Indonesia
  • Penghu Marina Master Plan, Taiwan
Resort / Residential Planning and Design
  • Kalaeloa Housing Landscape Renovation, O‘ahu, Hawai‘i
  • Kīhei Condominium Landscape Plan, Maui
  • Kapilina Beach Homes Community Amenities, O‘ahu, Hawai‘i
  • Sigua Golf Residential Community Master Plan, Yona, Guam
  • Kā‘anapali Golf Course Parcels Planning Study, Maui, Hawai‘i
  • Four Seasons Resort at Hualālai , Island of Hawai‘i
  • Four Seasons Resort at Mānele Bay, Island of Lāna‘i, Hawai‘i
  • Four Seasons Resort at Wailea, Island of Maui, Hawai‘i
  • Hilton Waikoloa, Island of Hawai‘i
  • Salt Creek Club, Belize
  • Atta Terrace Golf Course/Residential Landscape and Planning Recommendations, Okinawa
  • Ayala Cebu Golf Estates, Kang-Irag Cebu, Philippines
  • Obyan Beach Resort, Saipan, CNMI
  • Regal Highlands, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Regal Highlands, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Ansung Golf Residential Master Plan, Ansung, Korea
  • Atta Terrace Farmland Residential Master Plan, Okinawa
  • Bukit Cahaya Community, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Coconut Beach Resort, Waipouli, Kaua‘i, Hawai‘i
  • Ledong Resort, Hainan, China
  • Makaīwa Hills Residential Design Guidelines, O‘ahu, Hawai‘i
  • Mauna Lani Golf Estates, Island of Hawai‘i
  • Mengalum Island Resort, Sabah, Malaysia
  • Nongsa Beach Resort, Nongsa Batam, Indonesia
  • Spring City Resort, Kunming, Yunnan, People’s Republic of China
  • Sunny Bay Holiday Resort, Hainan, China
  • Taba Beach Resort, Taba, Egypt
Military Facilities Planning
  • Guam Land Use Plan Update, Guam
  • Training Facilities RSIP Functional Study, Guam
  • Administration and Warehouse RSIP Functional Study, Guam U.S. Naval Magazine
  • Guam Development Plan, Guam
  • U.S. Naval Station Guam Development Plan, Guam


B.L.A. Landscape Architecture, University of Georgia

Undergraduate Studies, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology


Landscape Architect, Hawai‘i

LEED Accredited Professional


American Society of Landscape Architects

Urban Land Institute

U.S. Green Building Council

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