Category Archives: What’s New

ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualified

Congratulations to Meredith Branstad on successfully completing the Tree Risk Assessment Qualification course and exam. With this training she is qualified to perform level 2 tree risk assessments. This assessment integrates an evaluation of potential targets, likelihood of tree failure, and consequences of a failure to determine the overall risk tree rating and provide mitigation recommendations to reduce the risk.

Meredith Branstad is Lecturer at UC Davis

Meredith Branstad is excited to return to her alma mater as a lecturer for the spring 2018 quarter at UC Davis. She is teaching the Sculpting the Land Studio in the landscape architecture department. This class introduces students to topography, site grading, and creating space with landforms.

April is World Landscape Architecture Month

April is World Landscape Architecture Month (WLAM), an international celebration of landscape architecture, and Foothill Associates is excited to be joining in the fun. Established by the American Society of Landscape Architecture, WLAM aims to demonstrate how landscape architecture affects our daily lives. The Foothill Associates’ landscape architects particularly love designing streetscapes, parks and recreation facilities, trails, open spaces, public spaces, and habitat restoration. We have designed some pretty cool projects, if we do say so ourselves, and we are going to highlight some of our favorites on Facebook throughout April, so check them out here. You can also look through projects our landscape architecture team has designed through the years by clicking on our ‘design’ tab.

Placerville Veterans Memorial Dedicated Veterans Day Weekend

Foothill Associates was honored to design the Veterans Memorial which was dedicated Veterans Day Weekend 2017 in Placerville. The monument honors all Veterans and includes names of 21 Placerville area servicemen who were killed in action in Vietnam.

21 metal plaques honor Placerville area servicemen who were killed in action in Vietnam.


Monument lit up at night.


Foothill Associates Announces New Officers

Click here to read press release.The Foothill Associates’ Board of Directors recently appointed new corporate officers: Paul Weller as President, David Bise as Vice President, and Dianne Ransby as Chief Financial Officer/Secretary. Meredith Branstad and Kyrsten Shields were named as Principals. These changes took effect August 1, 2017. Former President Kate Kirsh and Kenneth Whitney will continue to serve on the Corporate Board of Directors. Read the full press release.