Brian Burke, P.E.
Civil Engineer

Brian graduated with a B.S. in Civil Engineering from University of Houston during 1972. After a year of commercial fishing in California, Brian studied water resources engineering at Colorado State University until 1975. A licensed civil engineer since 1982, Brian’s engineering and construction background includes:

  • Storm Water Control
    • Runoff analysis & floodplain mapping
    • Design & construction of storm water control systems
  • Water Supply Systems
    • Potable supply & distribution plans
    • Irrigation system analysis & plans
  • Individual Wastewater Treatment & Disposal System Plans
  • Grading & Erosion Control Plans
  • Agri-hood and Green Site Designs
  • Preparation of civil works construction plans, project bidding, and construction inspection.

With a grounded understanding of permaculture principles, Brian brings integrated systems thinking to every design project. He is a licensed Civil Engineer in Hawaii (PE-14900) and Texas.

Meet Our Team

Zach Mermel, B.S., M.A.

Founder, Design Director


Brad Kurokawa, ASLA, LEED AP

Registered Landscape Architect


Gabriel Howearth, BLA, MLA

Master Horticulturalist & Permaculturist


Jana Bogs, Ph.D.

Soil Scientist, Horticulturist, & Nutritionist


Jason Fox

Founder, Vetiver Farms Hawai'i, Landscape Contractor License C-33895


Brian Burke, P.E.

Civil Engineer (license PE-14900)

Andrew Jones

International Development Specialist