A full service design studio that specializes in sustainable landscape design, land planning, architectural design and interior design. The studio has over 25 years of experience and expertise with fine landscape and architectural and interior design of a variety of styles, large and small. The paramount goal at Aroundyou is to listen to our clients; and transform their needs and dreams into realty......with a little magic!
UCLA Instructor - UCLA Extension Landscape Architecture Program Docent - Children's Nature Institute
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The Tile Room LA
Having worked with David Squires on various projects over the years it is very clear to us that David is cut above the rest. Extremely detail-oriented, David makes absolutely certain that his clients get exactly what they desire. From the inside to the outside, David has consistently shown extraordinary vision in taking a project from plan to implementation, selecting and sampling materials throughout the process to find just the right fit. If you are looking for someone to help your dream project become a reality, it would be hard to find someone better.
My wife and I hired David for a home remodel when we discovered bundle number three was on the way and our house just wasn't going to be a pleasant abode for five. The master bedroom really wasn't a master and the kitchen hadn't been updated since the seventies. We needed to reinforce the shell for earthquakes and replace the windows. We ended up only adding 380 square feet but the result felt like a whole new home. It’s been nearly ten years now and as I look back on it, three things come to mind when thinking of the value David brought to the project. Ability to scale up or scale down based on budget – After an initial private conversation to ballpark our budget my wife and I brought David in for a consultation. I was very impressed by his ability to give frank feedback on our plans and somewhat conservative budget, but he also wasn't pushy and didn't seem to have any sort of agenda other than to provide us with the very best match to our wishes. I know other clients of David’s and so I know he has also done large scale big budget projects as well. I appreciate this ability to scale up or down without pushing clients in any particular direction. Impeccable eye for detail – David is an artist. Literally a fine artist, but also in the broader sense of being able to spot quality, recognize when something isn't quite right, and when a yard, or a sitting area or a shelf needs a little something extra. I expect this is due partly to innate ability but I think too it is from his years of experience working with high end clients, materials and expectations. This is a great trait and can be applied even to more modest budgets. Patience – Finally, I appreciate David’s patience. Our project had its share of snafus and in all circumstances David took each in stride. One window wasn't ordered with the others. A plumbing fixture was damaged in transit. David handled these setbacks and gave us good advice along the way. I wholeheartedly recommend David for any jobs that require either interior or landscape design, in a variety of budgets. He is a pleasure to work with and produces gorgeous results.
David Squires provided creativity in his design with my limited budget. He was open minded and easy to work with. David found solutions to my space challenges. His experience in both design and landscape architecture is the perfect combination to create a "perfect world."
I've worked with David many times over the past 25+ years on an immense array of projects, ranging from designing a swimming pool, to major remodels, to masterplanning theme parks. It truly does not matter how large or small the job; David will pay devoted attention to every detail, will ask the tough questions, research any subject he doesn't know until he is an expert, and demand unstinting quality in materials and workmanship. A rare and true professional, he has helped me figure out so many tough design issues, and is always quick to follow up with anything we've left undone. Whenever a problem appears insurmountable, he always seems to find another way to solve it, keeping in mind the original design intent, and the wishes of the client. While absolutely demanding, he is for me the easiest person by far I've ever had the privilege to work with.
Living Designs Inc.
We at Living Designs Inc. have been in the Landscape Business for 30 years. There have been a number of projects we have worked on with David Squires at AROUNDYOU. These are the important facts I am happy to provide: . Mr. Squires is an honest business man. . His vision for each client is unique to that clients taste and surroundings . His work does not appear 'designed' but feels like the 'set' of things has been there for some time and belongs there. . His world travels has given him a 'taste' for things not provided by ordinary Designers We are always excited to work on his projects. Sunday Panagopoulos Living Designs Inc.
I have known, and worked with David for 27 years, off and on in the themed entertainment industry. His intuition, creative skill set, and knowledge of master planning, landscape design and team leadership is, without question, excellent! I would recommend David to any organization looking for a superb, creative problem solver and highly professional, and motivating character. SIncerely, Tom Thordarson, Executive Creative Director, Kinetescape Co.