Key Personnel

Doug Bates

Doug Bates Primary Designer


Inspired by his love of nature, art and architecture, Mr. Bates has always found creative inspiration through both the natural and built environments. His unique vision and artistic talent is matched with a passion for finding new ways to explore landscape design that connects with and enhances the human experience.

Mr. Bates has over 15 years of practice in the fields of landscape architecture and planning, working for several firms in Northern and Southern California.  He has a wide breadth of experience working on projects around the world including golf  resorts, world class hotels, large-scale corporate campuses, retail centers, mixed use residential, master planned communities, custom residential and model homes.  Mr. Bates has worked with Summers/Murphy & Partners, Inc. since 2014. 

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