Dillon Design Associates
Landscape Architecture
Michael B. Dillon
Principal Landscape Architect
Berry J. DeWaele is a Project Manager at Dillon Design Associates and has been with the firm since 1994. She earned Masters Degrees in City & Regional Planning and Public Health from UC Berkeley in 1995 and has worked in a professional capacity in both the public and private sectors.

With her knowledge of City & Regional Planning and Public Health theory and applications, Berry is inspired to create environments in which people can develop harmonious connections with their community and with nature. These connections, she feels, are essential to physical, emotional and spiritual health.

As a qualified Bay-Friendly Landscape Design Professional, Berry is passionate about applying a systems approach to design in an effort to conserve water & energy, protect air & water quality, nurture the soil, create & protect wildlife habitat, use regional materials, reduce landfill waste.
Berry J. DeWaele
Project Manager
Michael B. Dillon is the Principal Landscape Architect at Dillon Design Associates. Michael earned a degree in Landscape Architecture from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in 1975 and received licensure in Landscape Architecture in 1980 (California License No. 1910). From 1980-1993, he was Principal and Co-owner of Dillon-Drulias Associates.

As a result of 35+ years of practice, Michael brings extensive knowledge and experience in design, construction and cost estimating to each project. He is directly involved in all phases of a project from Master Planning through Construction Observation. Our clients understand the value of having a Principal with this level of experience involved on their projects. 

As a USGBC LEED Green Associate, Michael ensures that designs at DDA optimize the project’s relationship to the natural and social environment. He works to incorporate innovative practices in the fields of Landscape Architecture and Sustainable & Regenerative Design into each project.

About Us
Dillon Design Associates is a regional, award-winning Landscape Architecture firm located in Santa Cruz, CA.