Towards the end of my 30 plus years career as a corporate graphic designer, I decided to enroll in the Landscape Architecture program at UCLA Extension. I have always been passionate about design and gardening and decided it was time to be a little more professional when I took on projects for family, neighbors and friends to help them with their landscapes.
I am also working toward a Certificate in the Horticulture Certificate Program at UCLAX, which has helped immensely in furthering my knowledge of plants (native and drought-tolerant), soil and pest management.
Sometimes I tease that landscape architecture is just graphic design with plants and trees. We use most of the same digital skills, with the addition of new three-dimensional software, but the design process is very parallel.
My goal is to stay in the residential sphere, focus on plant selection and hardscape ideas for average homeowners that save on resources, economical and environmental. My geographic area is the San Fernando Valley, and east to the San Gabriel Valley. Over the years I have brought together great resources for installation, labor and planting materials. As I network with more students and instructors at UCLA, the options become even greater.
Included in this website are examples of student work, and a few landscapes I have designed over the years.
Call for more information (818 512-2024) or email me photos of your landscape as it is now. Let's talk about your garden and what you are wishing it could be. I’ll help you envision the possibilities and make those ideas a reality.