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Thomas Klope Associates, Inc.

Established in 1994, my practice is located in Los Altos and provides a full complement of professional landscape architectural services. Recent works range in complexity from single family small and large scale residences to significant cultural and institutional commissions.

I have a staff of licensed landscape architects and designers who assist me in providing personal service to our clients and their projects. They share their design expertise and years of experience as we collaborate and seek innovative design solutions of enduring beauty. My staff and I are committed to providing the highest standard of design excellence and responsible environmental stewardship to all of our projects.

We enjoy and encourage interdisciplinary teamwork and view design as an integrated process which leads to the best solution. Our office has earned a reputation in the Bay Area for design excellence, technical competence, integrity, and personalized service.


-Tom Klope, ASLA

Thomas Klope hand drawing site plans

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Our office provides landscape architectural services to community projects and civic organizations in addition to our residential work. Images of three are shown here along with a list below of some of our work in Public Places.

  • Burlingame Country Club

    Hillsborough, California

  • Ecumenical Hunger Project

    East Palo Alto, California

  • Gate of Heaven Cemetery

    Los Altos, California

  • Jurassic Kahili Ranch

    Kauai, Hawaii

  • Los Angeles Zoo - Animal Health Facility

    Los Angeles, California

  • Lucile Packard Hospital - Children's Garden

    Stanford, California

  • The Neutra House

    Los Altos, California

  • Via West Amphitheater

    Cupertino, California

  • Woodside Elementary School

    Woodside, California

The King's Academy Quad, Sunnyvale, CA
Pioneer Memorial Park, Mountain View, CA
Los Altos Hills Town Hall, Los Altos Hills, CA
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bulletThomas Klope

California Registered Landscape Architect #2337

  Education:
  • Master of Landscape Architecture; Harvard University
  • Bachelor of Science, Landscape Architecture;
       California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

  Professional Activities:
  • American Society of Landscape Architects, Member



Mr. Klope is the principal of Thomas Klope Associates, Inc. and has over thirty years of project experience in California, Hawaii, and New England. He is responsible for all design, supervises all projects, attends project meetings, and is the primary project contact on all commissions in his office.

Tom has extensive experience and expertise in all phases of the planning process. This includes site analysis, master planning, design, construction documentation, and administration. He has successfully collaborated with a wide range of architects, engineers, contractors, and multidisciplinary project teams on award winning projects including Platinum LEED designs. Additionally, Tom possesses an established record with numerous public agencies and is familiar with governmental review procedures having been a former commissioner himself.

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bulletAssociates


  • Peter Murray
    Licensed Landscape Architect

    Joined the Firm in 1997
    B.S., Landscape Architecture Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
    Peter's extension is #2


  • Donna Sylvanovich
    Licensed Landscape Architect

    Joined the Firm in 2006
    B.S., Landscape Architecture Penn State University
    Donna's extension is #3

Peter and Donna assist Tom with each project and together bring over forty years experience to the team. They are talented landscape architects and have worked on a wide range of residential projects.

Working on job sites, collaborating with contractors and civil engineers, and spending time in nurseries make them invaluable resources for our clients and Klope Associates.


  • Miranda Hudson
    Senior Landscape Designer

    Joined the Firm in 2011
    B.L.A., Landscape Architecture; Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
    Miranda's extension is #6

    Since joining Klope Associates, Miranda has assisted with the completion of over forty projects. She has an eye for planting design and composition and is skilled in project coordination with clients, consultants, and town staff. Maintaining project momentum and completing tasks in a timely manner are additional skills she brings to the office and our projects.

  • Neutra House Architecture Design Camp

    For several years Miranda has taken a leading role in the planning and facilitation of the biannual Neutra House Architecture Design Camp for middle and high school students displaying interest in architecture, landscape architecture, or engineering. The weeklong camp combines classroom instruction provided by leading professionals in their respective fields with local off-site trips to view examples of the concepts and designs presented.


    The Neutra House, Los Altos, CA

  • Francisco Ramirez
    Landscape Designer

    Joined the Firm in 2017
    B.L.A., Landscape Architecture; Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
    Francisco's extension is #4


  • Kevin Lei
    Landscape Designer

    Joined the Firm in 2017; Member ASLA
    B.S., Landscape Architecture; Cal Poly Pomona
    Kevin's extension is #5

Francisco and Kevin are important members of the team who assist in the development of project design and the construction documents from which contractors bid a project and build it. They are skilled in CAD, graphics, and rendering software that are used to construct drawings and digital 3-D models. Their up-to-date knowledge of computer programs ensures that our landscape architectural work integrates with that of other project team consultants.


  • Susan Keating
    Office Administrator

    Joined the Firm in 2001
    B.A., History; University of S. Mississippi

    As office administrator, Susie assists Tom in the composition of all proposals and contracts and contract extensions. She oversees the management of client accounts, monitors the time spent on each project, and assists our clients in understanding the process and phases of a landscape project.

  • Landscape Architectural Contract Process

    Though each project is unique, all landscape architectural work is divided into phases and our office offers an initial contract in order to begin the Master Planning Phase. Once a design has been approved, the work moves to Design Development and Construction Documentation with contract extensions as needed. The final phase is Construction Consultation in which our office provides, if requested, oversight to ensure the client's vision is produced.

    We invite our clients to visit the office and meet all of the Klope Associates.

    Pioneer Park
To speak to an associate, please call 650-691-1000

bulletServices

Though each project is unique in its style and complexity, we bring to all our work a commitment not only to the client and the environment but also to quality design and careful detailing. Our practice provides a full range of landscape architectural services:


  • Site Analysis and Programming
  • Master Planning and Design
  • Public Agency Processing
  • Construction Documentation
  • Construction Cost Estimation
  • Construction Consultation
  • Post Construction Services

To initiate our design services, we welcome the opportunity to meet you and to visit your property and discuss the contributions we can make to your project. Our office prides itself on its ability to work with a diverse array of architects and contractors putting the best interest of our clients at the center of our work.

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Our address is:
5150 El Camino Real
Building B, Suite 20
Los Altos, CA 94022
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To learn more about our firm or to discuss
a potential project, please contact us at:
650.691.1000

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From 101:
Take the Rengstorff exit and continue to the intersection with El Camino Real. Enter the complex and proceed to the back of the building.

From 280:
Take the El Monte exit and proceed until it converges with Springer Road. Merge left and continue to El Camino Real. Turn left on to El Camino Real and proceed to the Rengstorff intersection. Enter the office complex at 5150 and drive to the back of the building.

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