David Thorne Landscape Architect
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We are a full-service landscape architecture firm, established by David Thorne in 1983, specializing in custom residential design.

Our design philosophy is grounded in the idea of an integrated site plan. We use the architecture of the home and natural elements of the site to inspire the design of the outside space. We aim to create a landscape that is so closely integrated with the home and its environment that it appears as though it has always existed. We work skillfully in many styles, spanning from traditional to contemporary and from native plantings to the exotic.

We prioritize the microclimate and topography of the site in our design process as we strive to blend the landscape seamlessly into the greater region and to steer the design toward being ecologically sustainable in our northern California climate. In recognition of the intrinsic impact our firm’s work has on the local environment and community, we have a “Qualified Bay-Friendly Landscape Design Professional” on staff.

We work closely with each client and their team of architects and contractors to translate their goals and desires into a landscape plan that transcends the form and function of the design elements to inspire and suit the lifestyle of each client.

We envision each of our projects through a lens of Environmental Stewardship, yet we invite our clients to define the level of participation in sustainable design practices that best meets their goals and budgets.

Services Provided
3D Rendering, Barn Design & Construction, Custom Bocce Ball Courts, Custom Fire Pits, Custom Water Features, Deck Design, Dog Run Construction, Drafting, Drought Tolerant Landscaping, Edible Gardens, Garden Design, Gazebo Design & Construction, Greenhouse Design & Construction, Hardscaping, Landscape Design, Landscape Plans, Landscape Supplies, Living Walls, Organic Gardens, Outdoor Lighting Design, Patio Design, Pond Construction, Pool Landscaping, Project Management, Shed Design & Construction, Site Planning, Swimming Pool Design

Areas Served
Alameda, Albany, Ashland, Berkeley, Brisbane, Canyon, Castro Valley, Cherryland, Concord, East Richmond Heights, El Cerrito, Emeryville, Hayward, Lafayette, Moraga, Oakland, Orinda, Piedmont, Pleasant Hill, Richmond, San Francisco, San Leandro, San Lorenzo, San Pablo, Saranap, Walnut Creek, Atherton, Redwood City, Menlo Park, Sausalito, Tiburon, Marin, Walnut Creek

Certifications and Awards
2018 APLD Residential Design, Gold Award
2018 Piedmont Design Award
2015 APLD Residential Design, Gold Award
2013 Piedmont Design Award
2009 Piedmont Design Award
2001 Piedmont Design Award
Contact: David Thorne
Location: 3315 Grand Avenue
Oakland, CA 94610
License Number: CLA 2274
Commented: Pool dimensions? Hi Kristin, Thank you for your interest in our work. The pool dimensions are measured at 14'x52'. We wish you the best of luck on your project! David Thorne Landscape Architect
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Commented: Plant Palette in Bio Swale? Hello Amy, Thank you for your interest in our work! Everything is about a year old in this photo. The pink grasses are the Pink Muhly grass, along with a main mix of the California native Juncus and C...
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Commented: Good day, where is the chandelier from? Hello, Thank you for your interest in our work! The chandelier is from Restoration Hardware. Best of luck to you on your project! David Thorne Landscape Architect
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Commented: Wood plank table Hi Molly, Thank you for contacting our office. The table is from Restoration Hardware. Best of luck on your project! David Thorne Landscape Architect, Inc
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Commented: Poolside sophistication Hello Mahesh, Thank you for your question and your interest in our work! We regret to inform you that all financial information regarding our clients and their construction projects is confidential. I...
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Commented: Dimensions Hi, Thank you for your interest in our work. Unfortunately, we cannot help you with your question as we did not design the pool house. We hope you understand and thank you for contacting our firm! Da...
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