Lifescapes International Gives $10,000 for Landscape Architecture Scholarship Endowment

Lifescapes International Gives $10,000 for Landscape Architecture Scholarship Endowment
Landscape Architect students will benefit from a $10,000 gift from Lifescapes International, which will be used to create student scholarships.
Don and Barbara Brinkerhoff, founders of Lifescapes International Inc., have established the Lifescapes International Landscape Architecture Endowment at Cal Poly Pomona.

A $10,000 gift from Lifescapes International Inc. to Cal Poly Pomona will create scholarships for students in the landscape architecture program. The newly established Lifescapes International Landscape Architecture Endowment will provide two awards of $500 each year beginning May 2005.

“The generous donation from Lifescapes, and in particular Don and Barbara Brinkerhoff, will assist generations of students in achieving a degree in landscape architecture,” says Dean Karen Hanna. “The College of Environmental Design is grateful for the Brinkerhoffs' dedication to higher education and the preparation of future landscape architects.”

Lifescapes and Cal Poly Pomona have a long-standing relationship. Over the years, the company and its founders, Don and Barbara Brinkerhoff, have given consistently and generously to the university. Lifescapes also employs numerous Cal Poly Pomona alumni, who account for 75 to 80 percent of its designers — the most notable alumnus being Don Brinkerhoff, who is also a fellow in the American Society of Landscape Architects.

“We at Lifescapes have an extended interest in the university,” says Julie Brinkerhoff-Jacobs, president and CEO of Lifescapes International. “We really believe that Cal Poly Pomona produces some great graduates and we want to be able to support the continuation of its programs. If more people support public education, then more students will receive opportunities to succeed. We can only hope our scholarship program will assist students as my father was assisted when he was a Cal Poly Pomona student.”

Lifescapes is an award-winning full service landscape architectural company specializing in resort, residential, timeshare and casino developments worldwide. It has designed and implemented more than 400 designs throughout the world, including casino resorts in Las Vegas such as The Venetian, MGM Grand, Caesars Palace and The Bellagio.