TERREMOTO, EYRC, Commune | Varda Landing, Sausalito, CA, 2021. Image credit: Caitlin Atkinson

The Architectural League’s annual Emerging Voices program spotlights North American architects, landscape architects, and urban designers who have significant bodies of realized work and the potential to influence their field.

David Godshall, Jenny Jones, Alain Peauroi, and Story Wiggins of TERREMOTO won a 2023 award.

David Godshall and Alain Peauroi founded the landscape architecture design studio TERREMOTO in 2013. Three years later, they were joined by partners Jenny Jones and Story Wiggins. With offices in Los Angeles and San Francisco, the TERREMOTO team creates, in its own words, “well-built, site-specific landscapes that respond to client needs while simultaneously challenging historical and contemporary landscape construction methods, materials, and formal conventions.” Ranging from residential gardens to public parks, the practice’s work reflects a playful, sensitive, and self-critical approach to landscape design. 

Projects include:

  • Sea Ranch Lodge, the landscape surrounding a newly renovated lodge in a historic planned community 100 miles north of San Francisco
  • KX Lab, the outdoor spaces for a high-tech knitting workshop housed in a renovated factory in Los Angeles’s Chinatown
  • 7th Avenue Garden with David Horvitz, a small park in a formerly derelict lot in Los Angeles, designed in collaboration with artist David Horvitz.

TERREMOTO won the 2021 Landezine International Landscape Award. The practice was included in Architectural Digest’s AD100 in 2021 and 2022. 

David Godshall is the design director of the firm’s Los Angeles office. He holds an MLA from University of California, Berkeley and a bachelor’s in the history of art and architecture from University of California, Santa Barbara. 

Jenny Jones is a partner in the Los Angeles office. She received a bachelor’s in environmental thought and practice and an MLA, both from the University of Virginia. 

Alain Peauroi co-leads TERREMOTO’s San Francisco office, heading the construction documentation and construction administration divisions. He holds a bachelor’s in landscape architecture from California Polytechnic State University and a master’s in industrial design from Design Academy Eindhoven.

Story Wiggins is a partner in the San Francisco office. She received a bachelor’s in historic preservation and French from the College of Charleston and an MLA from UC Berkeley.