Design Philosophy

In a balanced ecological system, everything works together to create a sustainable, healthy environment. I strive for harmonious balance in my designs using appropriate plants and locally sourced materials to create and maintain a connection between people, their buildings, the land, and the environment in a budget-responsive manner. My part in planning the design is listening to the client to capture intent and ideas, then observing and thoroughly analyzing the site, and finally creating a sustainable design that will keep its beauty year after year with the proper maintenance. I proactively collaborate with the client throughout the project to ensure that the design meets its goals and the client’s needs. Each of my designs takes into consideration the effects of water, local wildlife, sounds, winds, scents, and light through the seasons.