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, Ola Design Group, Landscape architect Hawaii

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

Founder, Design Director

Brad Kurokawa, ASLA

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)