586 Altadena, CA Landscape Architects and Designers

Professional landscaping anchors a house to the site, connects it with the environment and creates a welcoming entrance to a home. Garden designers and architects work with living plants as well as building materials, so they are designing for future growth and maintenance as well as the present. Landscape architecture is also very regional, so you want to find a California designer that’s familiar with the Altadena, CA climate and plants that do well there. Start here to find out more about hiring a landscape designer to help with your landscape construction. More 
Newport Beach, CA, 92663
41 miles from Altadena
Studio H Landscape Architecture brings its passion for creative design solutions, innovative design details and quality execution to make sure each of its projects exceeds the... Read More
Santa Monica, CA, 90403
24 miles from Altadena
Ecocentrix was founded on the fundamental premise that - the quality of the experience and function of landscapes is achieved by understanding inherently "what is" and "what is... Read More
Newport Beach, CA, 92660
42 miles from Altadena
We specialize in creating Exquisite Outdoor Environments for homeowners with discriminating taste and who appreciate creative and unique designs that are crafted as their own... Read More
Pasadena, CA, 91105
5 miles from Altadena
Announcement: We are currently booked and will not be taking on any additional projects until May 2014. We are still available for consultations and look forward to meeting you... Read More
Costa Mesa, CA, 92627
40 miles from Altadena
A well-designed garden is a source of peace and inspiration; a joyful refuge from the hurried demands of everyday life. This is the inspiration behind Lee Ann Marienthal Gardens... Read More
June Scott Design (626) 441-0040
South Pasadena, CA, 91030
6 miles from Altadena
June Scott Design specializes in residential landscape design, creating comfortable spaces that are simple in structure yet rich in plant and material choices. Read More
Lost West (323) 258-8214
Los Angeles, CA, 90041
6 miles from Altadena
For over 25 years LOST WEST has provided landscape architecture and landscape construction services of the highest quality to a multitude of clients throughout southern California... Read More
Urban Oasis (323) 905-4965
Los Angeles, CA, 90064
20 miles from Altadena
My goal is to transform your outdoor space into an inspirational sanctuary. Urban Oasis is a full-service professional landscape design and installation firm. I will take your... Read More
Fullerton, CA, 92833
24 miles from Altadena
Kathryn Rue is a licensed Landscape Architect in the State of California, CLA #3933, with over 30 years experience in ornamental horticulture, landscape installations, and custom... Read More
Los Angeles, CA, 90014
13 miles from Altadena
Have you ever longed for a tranquil urban oasis that you can call your own? Jason Lee Design Studio, Inc. (JLDS), a full service Landscape Architecture firm, strives to capture... Read More
Santa Monica, CA, 90409-5579
24 miles from Altadena
The Landscape you envision becomes a reality with inspired original design. In an era where one is confronted with a world that is constantly in flux we offer the opposite -... Read More
Los Angeles, CA, 90038
13 miles from Altadena
As one of the “Five Best Landscape Designers in Los Angeles,” according to CBS New's "Latest Best in LA," we're a residential and commercial landscape design, contracting and... Read More
Costa Mesa, CA, 92627
40 miles from Altadena
A boutique full service design firm specializing in professional and personal outdoor spaces. Each unique project reflects the warmth, personality and lifestyle of each client... Read More
dp environments (626) 297-0916
Arcadia, CA, 90116
7 miles from Altadena
Complete landscape design and build firm. Read More
Shirley Bovshow (818) 914-5331
Woodland Hills, CA,
28 miles from Altadena
Shirley Bovshow is a nationally recognized garden designer and garden television host ("Garden Police" Discovery) based in Los Angeles. Hallmarks of Shirley's design work include... Read More
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What Is a Landscape Architect?


The work of this professional can pretty much be summarized to include everything that is not related to the house structure itself. The landscape architect can even work with the architect to choose the right spot for your Altadena, CA house. From there he or she will develop preliminary concepts for your landscape construction, based on individual needs, the Altadena, CA climate and the activities that will be performed in the yard, as well as designs and planting plans. They will also design any structures or outbuildings that will be added to the landscape. Any grading changes that will be added to the landscape are also the responsibility of the landscape architect. This includes any drainage modifications. An engineer can also be responsible for these tasks, but a licensed professional is fully capable. Like building architects, they will produce preliminary concept drawings as well as detailed construction documents and planting plans. Three-dimensional renderings and illustrative plans are all supplementary.

What Is a Landscape Designer?


Landscape designers generally have ecological, aesthetic and technical training, which helps them maximize the potential of your outdoor space. Keeping in mind both style and functionality, landscape designers analyze your architecture and yard to produce a plan that may or may not include location and materials for walkways, patios, water features, fences, garden aspects and more. In addition, a Altadena, CA garden designer will carefully assess your geographic region to choose plants, trees and flowers that will flourish naturally, as well as address concerns such as drainage, screening and soil conditions. Certain landscape designers only help with landscape planning, some may deliver the plans and then oversee a hired landscape contractor, and others — typically following a design-build approach — take care of both the design and all aspects of the landscape construction.

Before you hire a California landscape professional, consider the scope and emphasis of your landscape architecture project. Landscape architects, who typically hold advanced degrees in their field, are trained to develop comprehensive structural plans that include plants, hardscaping, water use, drainage and more. Landscape designers typically specialize in the aesthetic and horticultural, rather than structural, side of yard and garden planning. They might or might not have advanced training. Even within their fields, a garden designer may specialize in hardscape- or vegetation-focused designs. In some cases you might need to hire additional help to get the outdoor space you want.

Questions to ask a prospective landscape architect or designer:


  • Can you provide me with references?
  • How long have you been in the business?
  • What is your certification?
  • Do you have liability insurance?
  • How much do you charge, and what does that include?
  • What regions and climates are you skilled in?
  • Can you accommodate my special requests (such as ADA or LEED)?
  • What types of renderings will you produce?
  • What is your experience with similar projects?
  • When can you complete this project?
  • What do your services include?
  • Who will be working on the project design?
  • What happens when costs exceed budget, whether due to materials or labor pricing changes? What about changes made by the client or by the professionals — what kinds of situations would cause those costs to be incurred?
  • Can you provide me with a written estimate?
  • What will I need to provide?
  • Are there any important considerations or concerns that you know of or that might come up in the future with this project?

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