About Us

Mission Statement

At Southland Civil Engineering & Survey, LLP (SCE&S), we are driven by the principles of superior service, leadership in civil engineering trends, sustainability, and client satisfaction. Through the employment of industry leading professionals, SCE&S strives to provide clients with excellence in every aspect of the relationship while delivering the highest level of quality services at competitive prices. We never forget that this is a client-service business, and that reputation is measured by the satisfaction we bring to those who call on us for surveying and engineering services. Our goal is to create a partnership with our clients, anticipate their requirements, and exceed their expectations. We value our role as trusted advisors and believe our collaborative approach with our clients is fundamental in the success of all our projects, large and small.

Southland Civil Engineering & Survey, LLP (SCE&S) is a design and consulting company located in Pasadena, California. In close proximity to downtown Los Angeles, CA, SCE&S serves all of the Cities and unincorporated areas of Los Angeles, Orange, Ventura, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties.

The design staff has extensive experience with single family custom homes, residential tracts (from Small Lot Ordinance subdivisions, to those in excess of 300 to 1000 homes), large tilt-up warehouse facilities in excess of a 100,000 square feet, strip malls, condominiums, mixed-use, podium projects and other various commercial, industrial, infrastructure and the public facility design to support those types of construction. We are proficient in the design of grading, streets and parking lots, sewer, storm drain and water systems, storm water treatment BMPs and detention facilities, retaining walls, traffic control plans and all supporting documents and reports necessary for the approval and construction of those designs.

The survey and mapping staff is composed of experienced party chiefs and Professional Land Surveyors capable of solving complex boundaries, preparing ALTA/ACSM Land Title Surveys, topographic surveys, construction staking, tract/parcel maps, condominium plans and legal descriptions. SCE&S is equipped with total stations, robotics and the latest in GPS technologies to serve the various needs of the projects in a cost effective manner.

SCE&S can provide Due Diligence, Land Use Entitlement, Planning, Mapping & Topographic Survey, Plans and Reports for Construction, Construction Support and Construction Staking. In addition we have established working relationships with leading Biologists, Arborists, Architects and Landscape Architects in the Greater Los Angeles area to be able to provide complete design services for any project.

SCE&S can work equally well for an owner or developer directly or as part of a team directed by an Architect or design/build contractor.

KEY STAFF MEMBERS

Larry L. Mar, Partner – RCE 55069, PLS 7652

Larry L. MarLarry has over 30 years of experience in the land development industry. He provides project management and is in charge of the company’s Planning, Mapping and Surveying services. He is also a Qualified SWPPP Developer (QSD) and Qualified SWPPP Practitioner (QSP) with the State of California. Larry has worked with client’s such as the Boeing Company, Colton Lee Communities, KB Home, Lewis Companies, Centex, Pulte, Standard Pacific Homes, D.R. Horton and Essex Property Trust during his 20 plus years of experience as an owner of a previous engineering and surveying company where he was Vice President and Director of Surveying and Mapping. Other projects include schools, churches, hospitals, golf course developments, resorts and various commercial/industrial projects throughout Southern California.

Stephen H. Lewis, Partner – RCE 70304

Stephen H. LewisSteve has 20 years of experience in the construction and land development industry. He has worked on numerous residential and commercial/industrial projects throughout Southern California such as commercial office buildings, warehousing, industrial parks, and office buildings. Steve is knowledgeable in the engineering and design of grading, streets, retaining walls, sewer and water distribution systems, storm drain lines, hydraulics and hydrology as well as the Ventura and Los Angeles MS4 (LID) permits recently adopted in 2010 and 2012 respectively. He has managed a variety of projects ensuring not only the proper completion and approval but coordinating the interface of, and avoiding conflicts with, the work by other consultants such as geotechnical engineers, landscape architects, architects and biologists.

He has managed, designed and drafted his own work products allowing an exceptionally intimate understanding of quality control and bringing an approach of reviewing each aspect of a project from multiple perspectives during the design process.

Bryan Lopez, Senior Production Manager / Senior Grading Designer

Byran LopezBryan has over 25 years of experience in the field of civil engineering and land development. Abilities include a high degree of computerized technical skills and a comprehensive knowledge of land development, site layout and grading design. Bryan’s position includes supervision of engineering staff, distribution of company work flow and value engineering review of project plans to help streamline project development and provide cost effective construction solutions. Notable projects include the Grading and Roadway design of the Hyundai California Proving Grounds: a 4,300 acre, $60 million dollar facility constructed to recreate the road and highway systems across North America. Other major engineering projects include, commercial complexes, condominium projects, and large scale single-family subdivisions.