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Santa Monica, CA
Los Angeles Landscape Designer
Best of Houzz 2012-2018

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The Landscape you envision becomes a reality with inspired original design. Our successful designs come from our ability to analyze your location, and implement your intentions for the space. We are not well-suited for clients looking for piecemeal landscape design work versus redesigning the full garden space nor if you already have a very detailed vision of what you want for your space. VALUES: Carl Balton + Associates is dedicated to uniting our clients' needs with a clear and creative vision for the unique places they inhabit. Our goal is to create landscapes that people love. Our designs have renewed the environmental integrity and transformed the quality of a wide range of residential and commercial spaces. We have extensive experience working from Master Planning through realization and beyond. We believe that if the solution is right, it will enhance the environment and be beautiful, people will use it, and it will endure. WORKING WITH CLIENTS: Every physical space is unique. We work closely with clients to understand their sites and the fabric - social and environmental - in which they are woven. We do not impose a program or a signature style. Designs emerge out of the intensive process of re-imagining place and use. We are well versed in responding to concerns, anticipating challenges, and accomplishing what we envision together. HOW WE WORK TOGETHER: We marry accountability and accessibility and this makes it easier for clients to get attention and information. We believe that the better the input from our clients, the better the solution. It also means that there is more than one creative idea and the contest of ideas produces better designs. Carl settled in Los Angeles over 25 years ago after moving from the East Coast. With a B.S. in Microbiology and an M.B.A. in Finance Carl has taken a rather circuitous route to Landscape Design. Although seemingly unrelated, the benefits of studying Biology and Business, and understanding how each can inform the other within the scope of a project, create a perfect harmony between the spontaneity of nature and the structure of planning. He continues studies at the UCLA Extension-Landscape Architecture Program and City of Santa Monica Sustainable Landscape Design Series for Professionals. Carl comes to a project with a working understanding of the complete home renovation process as well as all phases of Landscape Design.
Services Provided

3D Rendering, Custom Fire Pits, Drafting, Drought Tolerant Landscaping, Garden Design, Hardscaping, Site Planning, Construction Drawings

Areas Served

Bel Air, Beverly Hills, Brentwood Los Angeles, Culver City, Encino, Hollywood, Los Angeles, Marina Del Rey, Pacific Palisades, Playa Del Rey, Santa Monica, Sherman Oaks, Studio City, Topanga, Venice, West Hollywood


Best of Houzz Customer Service 2012-2017

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