People ask me how landscape architects design. I tell them we design habitat gardens. “Schools of Thought” were the hashtags of previous generations and among landscape architects no hashtag is more popular than Ian McHarg’s Design With Nature. Decades before McHarg’s seminal text, Frederick Law Olmsted did just that when designing Central Park. Landscape architects design with nature as we create new habitats in our built environment. I use science and art to understand the design template nature has provided. #HabitatGardens
Replacing Turf- Last century’s interpretation of the SoCAL human habitat.
Furman’s Red Sage and lavender Monch Aster with Artemisia and Mexican Sage behind.