Pavel Petrov
Pavel is originally from Moscow, grew up in Boston and Philadelphia, and spent 15 years living in Southern California. His interest in design was initially fueled by his travels and curiosity about the built environment.  He is passionate about creating timeless landscapes that cultivate a strong sense of place by striking a balance between architecture and landscape, and tradition and modernity.  His work experience has encompassed a diverse range of public and private development in various sectors including retail, office, residential, mixed-use, parks, waterfronts, transit, community development, and hospitality. 

Pavel received a Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture from Cal Poly Pomona (CPP) in 2009. Before joining MVVA, he was an Associate in SWA’s Laguna Beach office, where he co-founded the CPPLA+SWA Studio in collaboration with his alma mater. He led the latest studio titled “Beyond the Edge: Water + Urbanism in Wuhan,” which focused on waterfront development and flood mitigation in China.

In addition to his work as a landscape architect, Pavel has produced a number of award-winning films and documentaries. “Women in the Dirt: Landscape Architects Shaping California” received a 2009 Student ASLA Award for Communications. “Tallow” won Best Horror film in the 2016 Tampa Bay Underground Film Festival. 

Pavel is a member of the Urban Land Institute. He joined MVVA in 2018.

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