As the newest member of the Art Jury, Miriam brings welcome expertise in landscape design. Miriam has extensive knowledge and experience working with water-wise plant materials, which are appropriate and often native to the Palos Verdes Peninsula. She has been leading design and installation projects across Los Angeles for nearly 20 years.
Miriam earned her degree in Fine Arts from CSULB, and later returned to school to follow her true passion and study Landscape Architecture at UCLA while raising two daughters. Miriam has earned numerous awards throughout her career, including an ASLA Award for Residential Design at Rocky Point in Lunada Bay, First Place Annual Beautification Award from the CLCA for the redesign of the promenade at the American Honda campus in Torrance, an Award of Excellence from Sunset Magazine, an honorable mention for the Entry Garden at the Pasadena House of Design, recognition of good land use and excellence in landscape design for the Bird Habitat at Conejo Valley Botanical Garden, and awards for the best overall design, interpretation of theme, and diversity of plant material at the Los Angeles Garden Show hosted by the California Arboretum Foundation.
Miriam is a licensed contractor and the owner and principal designer of Rainville Design Studio, a full-service landscape design and build firm in Redondo Beach. She works closely with her five-person team and clients to create thoughtful, comprehensive outdoor environments. Miriam specializes in residential projects and her “less is more” aesthetic involves all the senses and features native landscapes, water-wise plant materials, durable hardscape materials, and custom furnishings to create spaces that are sustainable and restorative.