Outer space Landscape Architecture
10 Houzz Awards
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1001A Hampshire Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
1001A Hampshire Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
After working together at a design/build firm in San Francisco, Laura and Jude collaborated on an award winning garden at the 1999 San Francisco Flower and Garden Show. In February 2002, we joined forces to start Outer space Landscape Architecture. We are dedicated to designing spaces for outdoor living. Our emphasis is to design unique residential gardens that reflect our clients' needs and sensibilities and also meet their budgetary and scheduling concerns. No matter the size of the space or scope of work, we take pride in creating aesthetic, functional spaces that fit harmoniously with the existing site and architecture. With over 20 years combined experience we understand the importance of good communication and a hands-on, problem solving approach to our projects. Our high standards of professional service are reflected in our referral rate. Over 90% of our work comes from referrals of satisfied clients. We pride ourselves on creating exceptional gardens which surpass our clients' expectations.
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We love Outer space Landscape Architecture! I found them on Houzz last year, and they absolutely delivered in every way I had hoped. They were professional, responsive, and created a design that has completely transformed our backyard. It was a challenging lot to work with on a steep slope, completely covered in overgrown bushes and weeds. I consider our soon-to-be finished project an artistic masterpiece, as the team was able to see past the mess and put together a plan that reflected our wish list, preferences for aesthetic, as well as some extras like a a gas fire pit and built-in lighting at Jude's suggestion which really brought the "wow" factor into the finished product (and which to my pleasant surprise did not cost as much as I would have thought!). She also recognized early on that we would benefit from a land survey and gave us the right referral to get the job done at a reasonable price - this ended up saving us a lot of money in the long run, so that we didn't waste money on a plan that would have been abandoned later on. Jude also provided a list of suggested contractors, and we've absolutely been thrilled with the work they have done. We wholeheartedly recommend Outer space!
December 24, 2019
Outer space transformed my house from nice to next level WOW! When I moved in the front of the house and entryway gardens were traditional with roses and wildflowers, a chaotic shabby chic look. After working with Jude, we simplified the pallette to greens and greys using succulents, grasses, and more modern masonry with clean lines and a new lighting plan. Every guest who enters our house remarks on the garden and the stunning, tall white sculptures she nestled artfully among the trees. My house feels put together, fresh, and with a little bit of glamourous drama that was missing when we first moved in. We are absolutely thrilled with the results. We also loved the firepit she recommended and the back of house planters. We just finished a design on elegant decking around our hot tub. We can't say enough great things about Outer space and will always use them for any landscaping projects.
November 7, 2019
Outer space was great to work with. They have an incredible design eye as well as are very efficient and wonderful to work with. Jude was fun to work with and always had great suggestions. We love our back and front yards and now enjoy time out there with our family. I strongly recommend them.
December 23, 2018
Laura White did a wonderful job translating our design goals into a really beautiful concept that we are implementing for our home. She was easy to deal with and had many keen insights that really made the spaces more accessible and eye-catching. We have used Laura and crew for a project in the past, so of course we would gladly use Outer Space again!
December 17, 2018
Working with Jude Hellewell of Outer Space was as easy as could be. We described our concepts and needs for our front/backyard renovations, and she came back with an initial design and several additional great ideas. She adjusted the design based on our comments, then we moved ahead to get bids from several contractors (she also aided in that process). We wanted a modern, low-water-use design that would stand out from the other houses on the block, and that’s what she delivered. Our yard isn’t large, and one of the benefits of Jude’s design was creating real separation between the deck/eating area, the grill area, and the fire pit. When we’re eating at the table we don’t really see the fire pit, but we can retire to it after dinner and it feels quite different and distinct. It sounds like a small thing, but it’s not easy to do that in a yard the size of ours. Her design did it! Jude’s experience and knowledge of landscape design was critically important to our renovation, and now that the work has been done for nearly 2 years, we couldn’t be happier. Jude is a real star, and we’d work with her again in a heartbeat. We loved working with her, and you will, too. One final note: our yard was nominated in 2017 for a design award by the City of Burlingame, whose intent was to honor elegantly designed drought-tolerant landscaping. Although our new yard didn’t win the award (competition was tough, and our yard hadn’t fully grown in), the nomination is a testament to the quality of Jude’s design and the integrity of her design vision.
June 24, 2018
Outer space did an amazing job designing the atrium and front and back yards of our Eichler. We gave them a long list of wants and wishes -- from vegetable beds to drought tolerant landscaping to hot tubs and outdoor kitchens -- and they did a fantastic job of translating that into a beautiful and coherent plan. They were great to work with during the design process -- excellent communication, responsive over email, and good attention to detail -- helped us find landscaping contractors and get bids. We look forward to many years enjoying our wonderful landscaping!
June 21, 2018
Would I recommend Outer space? Absolutely. We loved working with the folks at Outer space. Jude and Laura are professional, responsive, and wonderful people to work with, from the first contact through to end of the project (and more). Outer space is very efficient, and this kept the design and plans costs very reasonable. Our project was a complete redesign of the front and back. Their plans were contractor-ready, with sufficient detail, such that a qualified contractor was able to provide accurate costing. Both Jude and Laura provided many great ideas from the initial, pre-planning stages, through the final detailed plans, as well as my additions and change requests. The best way to describe the relationship was that of a team - each of us would provide ideas and feedback, and we refined the choices to come to a final set of plans. Our recommended contractor was also part of this collaborative team. We've entertained many times now in the backyard, and just love the results of the entire project. Thank you Outer space!
January 5, 2018Last modified:January 5, 2018
Laura and Jude did several projects at our home over the last few years and we could not be happier! They are a pleasure to work with and they have an amazing eye for design. Their knowledge of plants and current drought conditions allowed us to to have a beautiful, lush garden while keeping water savings and environmental impact in mind. They are always available and so easy to work with. We couldn't be happier with their work- it turned out amazing.
February 18, 2017
Working with Outerspace Landscaping was a stellar experience from beginning to end. They didn't just produce an innovative and stunning redesign of our admittedly problematic terraced backyard, but they also listened keenly to the specific needs and tastes of our family. Jude spent a great deal of time talking with us and getting a feel for who were were as people--and how we planned on using the space--before coming up with solutions we never would have come up with but loved. My only regret is that I don't have another project for them to tackle. The next house we buy...
November 30, 2016
I loved working with Jude and Laura. They really listened to what we wanted and came up with such a beautiful, peaceful solution! They are also incredibly pragmatic while still maintaining and incredible esthetic sense. We tore out a pool and wanted to revamp our backyard into various living spaces. They were able to provide us with a beautiful outdoor living room, dining room and quit space that is the hub of our outdoor living and entertaining. The biggest affirmation of their talent is that numerous friends of ours have enjoyed our backyards, used Jude and Laura and have been incredibly happy.
November 29, 2016
I have nothing but enthusiastic praise for Outer Space LA. I'd had a run of disappointments with my landscape before finally contacting them, and am happy to say I now I have a rear, front, AND atrium design that I love. The team is creative, professional, responsive -- and fun.
November 22, 2016
Wonderful ideas, very receptive to our needs, friendly, and easy to work with - I would highly recommend working with Laura and Jude!
November 16, 2016
Commented: Concrete Pavers/Hi Christy, Sorry for the slow reply. This is poured-in place concrete. Any concrete contractor should be able to do the install.
May 11, 2016
Commented: who makes the firepit?it's from the green goddess, it is plumbed for natural gas (fixed).
December 3, 2014
Commented: Do you have more details on the concrete finish of the upper deck?I believe it's Davis 'Sandstone'. concrete mottles naturally.
November 24, 2014