Tom Rau

Tom is a licensed landscape architect dedicated to designing drought resilient landscapes in residential, commercial and public settings. He directs site planning and landscape architecture design with an emphasis on integrating the landscape elements, plant communities and rain harvesting systems to meet both aesthetic and functional objectives, and is also responsible for coordinating with consultants and permitting.  A graduate of the Landscape Architecture Program at UCLA Extension, Tom also holds a Bachelor's Degree in Architecture from UC Berkeley, and an MBA from USC. He has extensive experience in real estate development and project management, and is the Chief Financial Officer of Urban Water Group, Inc.

Additionally, Tom is an instructor for the UCLA Extension Horticulture and Gardening Program, and has taught design and installation workshops for Surfrider  Ocean Friendly Gardens Program, G3 Green Gardens Group, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, West Basin municipal Water District, and has contributed articles to The Journal of Green Building, Sunset magazine and Pacific Horticulture Magazine.