Peterson Designs is a Landscape Architectural practice located in Napa, California. Gary Peterson, the Principal, moved to Napa in 1999 from New Jersey where he had been working with award winning Landscape Architectural firms for sixteen years. He established Peterson Designs at that time and began serving his clientele in all facets of landscape architectural design. Project locations have centered in the Napa Valley and have ranged south to Fremont, north to Lake County and have included sites in Atherton, Hillsborough, San Rafael and Sacramento. Gary has thirty five years of experience in landscape architecture, ten of which were in southern California, sixteen were in New Jersey and the remainder has been here in Napa. He has been a licensed landscape architect in California since 1976 and has held licenses in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania as well. His experience includes a full range of residential design, commercial site design and public projects including parks and schoolyard design. It also includes two years as visiting assistant professor teaching Landscape Architectural design at Rutgers University. The primary emphasis over the past twenty two years has been the high end residential design market.
Residential projects have been varied in scope and size ranging from small, tight sites such as patio homes and condominiums to large estate properties some of which contained more than a hundred acres. The work consisted of designing spaces as limited as a small patio and associated plantings to designs including entry courts, large patios, swimming pools, pool houses, tennis courts, trellises/shade structures, decks, fences, stone retaining walls, perennial borders, formal perennial gardens, equestrian facilities and various other utilitarian features.
The estate and residential design projects were generally for individual home owners and consisted of varying degrees of landscape development. Residential development work was performed for a variety of clientele from large development companies such as Mission Viejo Co., Lusk Homes and William Lyon Co. to smaller developers such as Rim Rock Ranch, Pacific Coast Builders, Charter Development Corp. and Covington Brothers. The nature of development projects included model home complexes, greenbelts, common landscaped areas and small recreation facilities. The typical scope of services included all aspects of site and landscape design from planning studies to conceptual design to preparation of construction plans, details and specifications. Work also included various amounts of field measuring and construction observation when requested by the client.
Peterson Designs has been established with a focus on quality design with a strong emphasis on personal service to meet the unique needs of a small client base.
Peterson Designs, Gary E. Peterson, ASLA, Ca. lic. landscape architect #1576 (expires 11-30-11). Contact at 707-226-1778 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Copyright 2010