Catherine McCullough Honored With Prestigious “Women Who Impact San Diego” Award

The images above are from our project located at Fifth and Hawthorn in downtown San Diego.

Women Who Impact San Diego

We are very proud to announce that Catherine, President and CEO of the firm, has been selected by San Diego Metropolitan Magazine this month as one of sixteen “Women Who Impact San Diego.” Catherine’s commitment to our city, her dedication and volunteerism to her profession are crowning examples of what have earned her this prestigious award.

“Catherine has a proven history of taking organizations to the next level of success and creating community all around her, while working hard to elevate and benefit others along the way.”
—Melissa Stayner, CREW San Diego Director of Marketing & Communications

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Eric Tran Promoted to Studio Team Leader


We are pleased to announce that Eric Tran, formerly an Associate, has been promoted to Studio Team Leader for the firm. He will collaborate with Catherine and David and is the key liaison with our technical staff. Eric’s friendly communication style will aid in setting clear expectations to the staff for office standards and productivity. His new role will bring a better efficiency to our clients and their projects.

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David Presents McCullough’s Vision With FSDA


Come join us November 17 for David McCullough’s lecture “Merging Context and Creative Passion with ‘Grit, Soul and Style’” to Friends of San Diego Architecture organization. David digs down to the roots of what drives McCullough’s creative processes and creative landscape design. The presentation will begin at 9:30 a.m. at the NewSchool of Architecture & Design located in downtown San Diego.

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New Team Members Bring Leading-Edge Expertise to McCullough

These beautiful photos of the SDSU Aztec Walk are from our project at San Diego State University completed in Summer 2018.


We are thrilled to announce three new team members who share our creative passion and bring new perspectives to our collaborative design projects.

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Joining us as Senior Associate, Nabyl “Naby” Macias’ expertise lies in the creative integration of landscapes with the communities and cultures that they serve. Naby’s experience working internationally on a wide variety of developments is a valuable addition to McCullough’s repertoire.

Specialties that Naby brings to McCullough’s projects:

  • Large-scale city planning from cities throughout the U.S., China, Indonesia and Mexico

  • High-profile urban design experience

  • Diverse mixed-use portfolio

Education: Cal Poly Pomona
ASLA Honor Award

“I admire McCullough’s enthusiasm for creating unique spaces and am looking forward to joining in the adventure of cultivating something inspiring and impactful.”
—Nabyl Macias, ASLA


Our new Associate, Armando Silva sees landscape through the eyes of a punk rocker: each design is a unique arrangement of musical notes that form an expressive, ephemeral design. His collaborative nature and diverse range of experience will be a great asset to the team.

Specialties that Armando brings to McCullough’s projects:

  • Civic development experience

  • Creative approach to urban design

  • Large-scale master planning skills

Education: Cal Poly Pomona
Don Brinkerhoff Landscape Architecture Scholarship Award, Studio Leader in China

“The most exciting thing about joining the McCullough team is working with individuals that push the boundaries of what landscape architecture is perceived to be. They are not bound by traditional design principles. Their passions influence design which gives soul to a place.”
—Armando Silva, ASLA


Nicole Hensch joins the McCullough team as our Marketing and Administrative Assistant. Following her graduation from Cal State University Northridge and her recent experience at Bert L. Howe & Associates, a multi-disciplinary construction consulting firm in Anaheim, she will be assisting in business management, human resources and support of marketing activities at McCullough.

Specialties that Nicole brings to McCullough:

  • Excellent client service

  • Experience in human resources

  • Organizational skills

Education: California State University, Northridge

“I’m excited to join a family of creative minds and use my own strengths to increase their productivity.”
—Nicole Hensch

The Future of Cross-Border Real Estate


Come join David McCullough and other industry leaders at Bisnow’s Cross-Border Real Estate: San Diego and Tijuana forum. The August 23 event will be held at The Westin San Diego (West Broadway location). Learn what’s happening around transnational real estate and what the future holds for San Diego’s cross-border relationship with Tijuana.


Attendees will learn:

  • The unique advantages that the Tijuana marketplace provides for our city.
  • How policy reform is impacting new businesses in these markets.
  • What U.S. firms and investors need to know before expanding across the border.

Principal David McCullough will moderate a panel discussion regarding investment, development and design for cross-border real estate. A not-to-miss event!

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