Atlas Peak Road Residence

Rennovations of the gardens surrounding the house on this 40 acre property. The contemporary garden features new paving at front entry, plantings, decomposed granite pathways, custom bench, steel pergola, and pottery. Mature existing oak trees and natural rock outcroppings were carefully preserved. Construction completed in 2017.

Client: private
Photos by Kim Serveau

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Currey Avenue Garden

New garden tucked into the hillside of this custom-designed contemporary home. Corten steel planters mark the entry to the garden and new concrete stepping pads organize circulation and lead to a bench in a private nook. Plants have been carefully selected for their seasonal beauty as well as deer and drought resistance.

Client: private
Architect: Will Revilock


Pullman Road Garden
In progress


Complete renovation of the half acre gardens surrounding this remodeled home in Hillsborough. The contemporary garden exceeds the requirements of the Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance. Construction expected to be completed in 2018.

Client: private
Architect: MAK Studio


Southdown Road Garden
In progress


Complete renovation of the landscape for this remodeled home and new pool house in Hillsborough. Construction expected to be completed in 2018.

Client: private
Architect: Chu Design Associates


Magellan Drive Garden

New fencing and new plantings refresh the landscape of this contemporary craftsman style home. A new front gate and dramatic pottery highlight the entry to the garden. Construction completed in 2017.

Client: private


Charlesworth Road Garden
In progress

Palm Springs

Located on a private lot adjacent to the Santa Rosa and San Jancinto Mountains National Monument. This contemporary ranch maximizes indoor/outdoor desert living with generous outdoor spaces including courtyards, covered patios, and a pink pool. Desert plants complement the modern character of the landscape. Speculative development.

Client: private

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Cal State Maritime Academy
In progress


Garden renovations of the President's House and the Alumni House. Construction to be completed in 2017.

Client: Cal Maritime
Architect: Will Revilock


Riviera Road Garden
In progress

San Rafael

Complete renovation of this backyard that is nestled into a hillside. A new retaining wall makes space for a new patio and features a fire pit, wall fountain, and hot tub. A zig-zag path leads up to a pumpkin patch in a raised bed and an overlook deck. Construction expected to be completed in 2018.

Client: private


Spaulding Avenue Garden
Los Angeles

New garden in conjunction with renovation of artist's studio. Worked closely with owner/artist during design and construction of decks, arbor, pergolas and plantings. Specimen trees hand-selected with owner at specialty tree nurseries.

Client: private


2016 International Garden Festival


Submission for the 2016 Chaumont-Sur-Loire International Garden Festival. The theme of the 2016 festival is "Gardens for the Coming Century". Our submission, the "Pop-Up Zen Garden", is a hands-on experience and a whimsical metaphor for a virtual garden that explores the question whether a virtual garden can substitute for a real garden

Client: Chaumont-Sur-Loire


Tiburon Residence

Hillside contemporary garden. New concrete retaining walls, terraces, custom benches and outdoor kitchen area combined with a subtle plant palette create a beautiful backdrop for relaxing and entertaining in this setting featuring spectacular city and San Francisco Bay views Architect: Philip Banta and Associates

Lead designer while employed by GLS Landscape/Architecture


The National Memorial to Urban Change
2016 Memorials for the Future Competition

Washington D.C.

Team collaboration with Clark Wilson and Ted Rzad. The National Memorial to Urban Change is our entry in this international competition. The Metrobus Route 90 connects and traverses several diverse DC neighborhoods experiencing significant change. The National Memorial to Urban Change will commemorate the memories, worries and hopes of these changing communities. Route 90 will be the armature for the memorial—commemorating and generating conversations on what has been lost, saved and what will come. The memorial will be a conglomeration of multiple physical locations and digital interactive interpretive elements. The busses and the streets they travel on function as the memorial sites. A new website and app will include collections of images and personal stories from the community.

Client: National Park Service
National Capital Planning Commission, Van Alen Institute


First Congregational Church
Los Angeles

Initially conceived as a security fencing project around the perimeter of this historic urban church, the project grew into a complete renovation of the church grounds. New fencing and gates were designed and integrated with existing low walls and forecourt entry. New board-formed concrete walls and custom copper lanterns mark the new arrival court and match the existing Gothic architecture of the church. A new stone fountain was added to an interior courtyard.

Client: First Congregational Church of Los Angeles
Lead designer while employed by Melendrez Associates.


UC Santa Cruz
Residence Halls 9 & 10

Santa Cruz

Contemporary landscape surrounding two new student dormitories and dining hall located in a redwood grove. Outdoor spaces were designed for people on foot, on bicycles, and in wheelchairs, while also accommodating required fire lanes and service vehicle access. An organic modern aesthetic was achieved with a native plant palette combined with architectural concrete paving, walls, stairs and ramps, plus steel and wood outdoor furnishings.

Client: UC Santa Cruz
Lead designer while employed by GLS Landscape/Architecture
Architect: EHDD


Technical expert for the general contractor. Served as liaison between the contractor and the landscape architecture design team. Assured specimen trees and plants selected by designers met budget and specification requirements for 24 acres of museum campus gardens at this world-class institution.

Client: Dinwiddie Construction
Technical expert while employed by Melendrez Associates
Architect: Richard Meyer and Associates
Landscape Architect: Olin Partnership
Lower Central Garden Artist: Robert Irwin with Spurlock Poirier

The Getty Center
West Los Angeles


Hollywood Boulevard Demonstration Project
Los Angeles

Streetscape expansion of the renowned Hollywood Walk-of-Fame. Inspired by glamorous Hollywood imagery, design features include new custom pedestrian lighting, terrazzo sidewalk and filmstrip crosswalk paving.
Client: Community Redevelopment Agency of Los Angeles
Lead designer while employed by Melendrez Associates


Hollywood Street Tree Planting Project
Los Angeles

Over 400 street trees were planted as part of this Hollywood neighborhood beautification project, helping to bring prestige back to this legendary area.

Client: Community Redevelopment Agency of Los Angeles
Lead designer while employed by Melendrez Associates


Dana Bowers Rest Area
Marin County

Over 1,000,000 people visit this spot each year to take in the iconic views of the Golden Gate Bridge and the San Francisco Bay. Site planning and design ensured ease of vehicular and pedestrian circulation. Drought tolerant and low maintenance plants complement the rustic architecture. A new bicycle path was designed to safely guide tourists and commuter cyclists to and from the Golden Gate Bridge.

Architect and Landscape Architect: California Department of Transportation
Designer while employed by the California Department of Transportation

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