KMB design studio is a landscape architecture firm rooted in design creativity, communication,
service and a love for what we do that shapes the world around us.
Kari M. Brooner
Landscape Architect, Owner
Kari Brooner is a Registered Landscape Architect, RLA #5621 with over 20 years of professional experience as a project manager and landscape architectural designer. Kari's career was founded on work experience at top design firms in Southern California. She achieved Associate positions at EDAW Irvine that later was acquired by AECOM and Whitin Design Works in Laguna Beach where she lead and designed projects all over Southern California. Her experience encompasses conceptual and schematic design, design development, construction documents, construction and field management, as well as the creation and development of graphics and illustratives using hand drawn techniques, CAD, photoshop suite and 3D modeling. She has experience designing and managing numerous projects throughout each level of design to completion. Kari earned her BLA degree, Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and completed a national study at University of Massachusetts Amherst.
She has worked intimately with Developers, Cities and Redevelopment Agencies in processing projects through entitlement, approval and permitting. She has design experience with master planned communities in California and Texas, resort, spa and restaurant design, theme park design, redevelopment and planning, historic preservation, medical campus design and planning, mixed-use, urban design, trail and open space planning, park and recreation planning and design, creek improvements and interpretive design and high end residential.
Key Clients: The Irvine Company & ICDC, Anaheim Redevelopment Agency, Shea Properties & Shea Homes, Kaiser Permanente, Destination Resorts & Hotels, Walt Disney Imagineering, City of Beverly Hills, City of Irvine, City of Anaheim, City of Fullerton, City of Aliso Viejo, Tustin Legacy, Veteran Affairs, Rose Hills Memorial Park, Simpson Strong Tie, Loyola Marymount University, Rogers Gardens and Notable Residential Clients within the Los Angeles and Orange County Area.
Serving others is a big part of how KMB design studio gives back. Kari has worked with many non-profit organizations in Southern California donating her design services for public work. The projects have served Habitat for Humanity of Orange County, San Marcos Boys and Girls Club, San Marcos Historical Society and North Coast Church. She is also a Full time Mother to three amazing little girls that are her number one priority.