Darren Shirai

Darren Shirai


Darren is a licensed landscape architect with over twenty years of experience in design and horticulture. His desire to craft public spaces that connect to their landscape is heavily influenced by his interest in living systems and place-based designs that foster deep connections to the social, cultural, and environmental stories of sites. Drawing on his background in both economics and design, Darren focuses on the reclamation of ecological systems and the creation of spaces that add social, economic and environmental value to the urban landscape.  


Certificate of Landscape Architecture, UCLA Extension, 1994

Bachelor of Arts in Economics, Creighton University, 1986

‘People are part of nature too.’