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+ Landscape Architect

+ Architecture + Planning

+ Experiential Design

Storyteller + Placemaking


“I seek joy in nature, art, and people. In the journey of my life, I desire to make a difference in the lives of people while pursuing my professional goals. Traveling and working closely with people around the globe and on a wide range of projects has made me an empathetic and culturally responsive designer. I want to leverage my skills, networks, and experience to connect the design professionals and help transform the public spaces & environment through collaboration. These core values were the cornerstone for founding Designodal, Inc.”



Vinita Pugal, ASLA, PLA, MLA, B.Arch, LEED AP, has over 20+ years of professional experience in the field of Landscape Architecture, Planning, and Architecture. She is a California Licensed Landscape Architect. She has a Bachelor of Architecture degree, followed by a Master of Landscape Architecture. She has worked on various prestigious projects in California and worldwide and collaborated globally in the master planning of many projects. As Vinita Vijayan & Associates (now Designodal, Inc.), she has designed and implemented a wide range of large-scale infrastructure and landscape projects in Asia, the Middle East, and Africa before moving to California. She was the lead Landscape Architect and Master Planner at The Hettema Group, Pasadena, working on various themed entertainment projects. She worked as an Associate at Mia Lehrer and Associates on many civic revitalization projects in Los Angeles that contributed significantly to the community.  She was the principal contributor and initiated the standardization of codes for Landscape Architecture for the Bureau of Indian Standards. Her paper published by the premier sustainability institute was part of a movement that influenced the restoration of dilapidated mines in Goa, India. The art of storytelling inspires her as a medium of expression for planning and design. She believes that telling the story of the people helps build community engagement and activates public spaces. 

California Landscape Architecture License # 5906.



Project conceptualization, assist in the feasibility study, site analysis, program analysis, Blue Sky vision, branding strategy, experiential design, assist in community and stakeholder meetings, planning, and landscape architecture.