About Strickland Design

I. Biography

  • Education: Graduated cum laude with BS in Landscape Architecture from S.U.N.Y. College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse, NY, 1983.
  • California Landscape Architecture License # 2843 since 1988.
  • Member of American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) since 1988.
  • Practicing landscape architecture since 1983.
  • Strickland Design founded in 1993.
  • Born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.


II. Philosophy

LISTEN-Really, really listen to the clients about lifestyle, image, budget, concerns, short and long term plans, dreams ...

IMAGINE-Ideas to create those special outdoor spaces .... Work together to forge a personal and unique design. Consider architecture, views, human nature, sense of fit, California-appropriate plantings and water usage, sustainability ... Collaborate with other professionals for complete and practical solutions.

IMPLEMENT-Organized process and complete design drawings for effective communication of the design. Team approach to construction.

ENJOY-Outdoor living room for tranquility, connectedness to nature, and fun! Additional increase in property values.

FOLLOW-UP-Periodic visits to assess successes, weaknesses, and maintenance.