Mario J. Violich
With a background in landscape architecture and architecture, Mario’s professional and academic experiences blur the traditional boundaries between building and landscape. Mario received his Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree at the University of California, Berkeley in 1983, followed by his Master of Architecture degree in 1989 from the University of California, Los Angeles. He joined Moore Ruble Yudell the same year.
Mario’s design leadership has influenced a broad spectrum of projects at Moore Ruble Yudell, ranging from master planning, to mixed-use urban projects, to institutional buildings, to numerous single-family homes and gardens. His design approach is rooted in the exploration of the interdisciplinary nature of the design process.
As Principal, Mario has been in charge of many of the firm’s residential projects, including the recently completed Moir House in Carmel and the Ruddell House in Kauai. Mario’s award-winning projects include the Joseph A. Steger Student Life Center at the University of Cincinnati, Ohio and the Beth El Synagogue in Berkeley, California. In addition to his broad interdisciplinary professional experience, Mario has also been an instructor at the Department of Landscape Architecture at UCLA Extension since 1993 and an associate teacher with Adjunct Professor Buzz Yudell at UCLA and UC Berkeley.