615 Berkeley, 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 Berkeley, 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 
Walnut Creek, CA, 94595
12 miles from Berkeley
Joseph Huettl is a landscape architect and landscape contractor specializing in residential and small to medium scale commercial and institutional projects. Huettl Landscape... Read More
Past the Gate (925) 313-9025
At Past the Gate, we pride ourselves on our client relationships, as they form the basis for the beautiful gardens we will eventually create.
Half Moon Bay & Los Gatos, CA, 94019
29 miles from Berkeley
Kikuchi + Kankel Design Group (formerly Kikuchi & Associates) is a Northern California landscape architectural firm established in 1984. Our work includes custom residential... Read More
Ian Moore Design (510) 388-0674
Ian Moore Design is a landscape design and construction firm located in Berkeley, California. We strive for innovative and sustainable design, fine craftsmanship, and direct response to client needs.
San Francisco, CA, 94107
11 miles from Berkeley
Arterra provides a unique and visionary residential landscape design service which integrates art with technology. The resulting gardens are sculptural, visually stunning and... Read More
For more than 20 years, Bio Friendly Gardens has been serving the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond designing beautiful indoor and outdoor living spaces.
Walnut Creek, CA, 94596
13 miles from Berkeley
Envision Landscape Studio is a Landscape Architecture and Landscape Construction Firm. We see Landscape Architecture as an artistic expression of the synthesis of man,... Read More
Susan Friedman Landscape Architecture creates custom restidential landscape plans that blend with the architectural style of the home and the unique personality of each homeowner.
Sacramento, CA, 95819
50 miles from Berkeley
We provide custom award-winning landscape design and architecture featuring a problem solving approach. We design unique and functional outdoor environments including hard scape... Read More
Berkeley, CA, 94708
AFLA Landscape Design provides personal and custom residential landscape master planning design services reflecting a broad range of design styles throughout the larger Bay Area Read More
San Francisco, CA, 94107
11 miles from Berkeley
A Landscape Architecture Firm focusing on creative and innovative designs for high end residences, estates and equestrian properties in the San Francisco Bay Area, Pebble Beach,... Read More
South San Francisco, CA, 94080
17 miles from Berkeley
The Garden Route Company was founded by Richard Radford and Sandy Ayers in 2000 and has continued to design & build groundbreaking landscapes throughout California and abroad. ... Read More
Walnut Creek, CA, 94596
13 miles from Berkeley
For over 30 years, we have been creating and constructing unique landscapes. For years Don Vivatson of Alder Group, Pool and Landscape has been raising the quality of life for... Read More
Saratoga, CA, 95070
44 miles from Berkeley
Our mission at Casa Smith Designs is to help you create an indoor-outdoor home environment that refreshes you completely—body, mind and soul. We start with a design vision that... Read More
Greenbrae, CA, 94904
16 miles from Berkeley
My goal is to help my Clients achieve their dreams for their garden. I have become capable of taking the ideas of my clients and create a unique environment personally tailored to... Read More
Oakland, CA, 94618
3 miles from Berkeley
At Inside Out Design, we strive to bring our combined fields of knowledge to the table to tailor your environment to best fit you, your property and your budget. We realize that... Read More
San Anselmo, CA, 94960
19 miles from Berkeley
Landscape designer Eileen Kelly creates unique landscape and garden designs that provide year-round beauty and appeal for residences in Marin County, CA and throughout the San... Read More
Berkeley, CA, 94710
I am a Landscape Designer and builder. We do projects that vary from residential to commercial, and modern to traditional. We focus on finely crafted projects built to last a... Read More
San Rafael, CA, 94901
15 miles from Berkeley
Pedersen Associates Landscape Architecture offers expertise in landscape architecture, site planning, and urban design in Northern California, Marin County and throughout the Bay... 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 Berkeley, CA house. From there he or she will develop preliminary concepts for your landscape construction, based on individual needs, the Berkeley, 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 Berkeley, 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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