Calvin Abe (PLA, FASLA) is a design leader and award-winning landscape architect who has sought to connect people to nature in a vast array of settings—civic and corporate, education and medical, hospitality and housing, streets and infrastructure, and parks and plazas. Calvin’s perception of beauty and appreciation for the natural world was formed at an early age growing up on a farm near the Sacramento River. He enjoys working through a process of inquiry and dialogue with clients and collaborators, listening to expose hidden narratives and expressions of identity and purpose that are the true drivers of a project. Calvin translates what he hears into design solutions that combine space, form and time. He focuses on capturing the sights, sounds and silences that encompass the experience of a place. As an artist and photographer, Calvin continues to search for innovative ways to engage and explore—bringing new insight into his work. In addition to founding and leading AHBE Landscape Architects for over 30 years, he has lectured, taught and served as a visiting critic for landscape architecture programs at numerous Southern California colleges and universities.