Sanctuary Land Design
PO Box 2329
Los Gatos, CA 95031
Service area: 50 miles
Service Area: San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Monterey
As a designer, my role is to be both a steward of the land and an advocate for my client's needs. I design low impact, drought tolerant landscapes, with an interest in our local resources (water, air and soil health). My landscapes are colorful and functional, created with imagination and heart, places of sanctuary for both the soul and for the local residents we share the land with- beneficial bees, birds, animals and insects. I've been designing landscapes professionally since 1999.
I've completed several garden and landscape designs considered green, and have worked for other Landscape Architects on green residential and housing landscape projects, such as the first sustainable Sunset Idea Home in Menlo Park. A key project I've completed is the Paradise residence in Mountain View, CA, where we recycled the broken concrete and re-used the old bricks on the site in the new design, found ways to manage storm water runoff by directing it into an underground chamber and letting it re-charge the ground water on site, used permeable paving materials, drip irrigation, a "smart" ET irrigation controller, and native plants. We installed a "no-mow" sod lawn, which is drought tolerant and needs mowing only occasionally.
Our first green project was completed in 1999, in Los Altos, using similar techniques as the one described. We attend USGBC meetings in Moss Landing, CA.