Rafael’s enthusiasm for diverse cultures and landscapes was seeded by a life growing up on both coasts. He came to Lutsko in 2017 after earning a Master’s in Landscape Architecture at UC Berkeley. Previously, his curiosities and passions had led him from study of art history and postindustrial cultural spaces, work in arts administration supporting emerging artists, and eventually to public horticulture and urban agriculture at the High Line and other prominent gardens in NYC. He believes in design that supports biodiverse habitats, human and non-human alike. Rafael’s energies are also spent drawing, writing, climbing, and exploring California’s fascinating landscapes.
St. Goar Residence, Davis, CA
Toyon Residence, Woodside, CA