Lane Goodkind has been practicing Landscape Architecture in Oregon, California, and Arizona since 1992. While working in Southern California during the 90’s Lane was troubled by the environmental problems urban storm water runoff was causing and became a pioneer in his field for implementing swales, rain gardens and infiltration areas into his work long before the benefits of these mitigation measures were recognized by agencies and general public. His compulsion to make a difference and learn from experts led him to Portland Oregon in 1999 where he worked on projects integrating storm water filtration into urban landscapes. Since relocating to Santa Barbara and starting his own office in 2003 Lane has been involved in a diverse list of projects. He currently is working on large-scale urban renewal projects, private estates in natural areas, and county and city parks.