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.
3D Rendering, Barn Design & Construction, Custom Bocce Ball Courts, Custom Fire Pits, Custom Water Features, Deck Design, Design Consultation, 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
Alameda, Albany, Ashland, Berkeley, Brisbane, Canyon, Castro Valley, Cherryland, El Cerrito, Emeryville, Lafayette, Moraga, Oakland, Orinda, Piedmont, Richmond, San Francisco, Saranap, Walnut Creek, Atherton, Redwood City, Menlo Park, Sausalito, Tiburon, Marin, Sacramento, Roseville, Davis, El Dorado Hills, Folsom, Rocklin, Elk Grove, Lake Tahoe, Novato, Mill Valley, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Palo Alto, San Francisco, Portola Valley, Burlingame, Los Gatos
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