Samantha J. Harris, ASLA, LEED AP MLA ’99 has been promoted to Principal at Rios Clementi Hale Studios in Los Angeles, CA. She joined the firm in 1999 and plays an integral role in many prominent landscape architecture commissions, moving easily from commercial, retail, institutional, and municipal installations to high-end residential projects. She has led water conservation efforts with the internal Slow Landscape Initiative to address California’s drought issues. She is an active member of both the American Society of Landscape Architects and the United States Green Building Council. Rios Clementi Hale Studios has earned an international reputation for its collaborative and multi-disciplinary approach, establishing an award-winning tradition across an unprecedented range of design disciplines. Since 1985, the architects, landscape architects, planners, and urban, interior, exhibit, graphic, and product designers at Rios Clementi Hale Studios have been creating buildings, places, and products that are thoughtful, effective, and beautiful.