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Philosophy

Rachelle’s designs are as diverse as her clients. Instead of approaching a client with a preconceived design concept she believes that every site, every space has its own capacity to fulfill the clients wishes. Engaging with the clients in a vital process of site analysis, the "spirit of place" is discovered. “Every site is so unique and it’s my job to understand the nature of the space, to see its potential to meet the clients needs”. Working in the Santa Barbara area, site conditions have ranged from the blank canvas of new subdivision yards to large rural properties, each with their own microclimate.  With every detail, grand and small, her commitment remains devoted to her clients intentions and to the sites greater connection to the surrounding landscape. "By using my expertise, and intuition I guide the client to achieve what they themselves hope for, but cannot fully imagine.”

Education & Professional Background

  • Worked four years with Isabelle Greene & Associates 

  • Bachelors in Landscape Architecture Cal Poly SLO 2007

  • Internship with Jeffrey Gordon Smith Landscape Architecture & RRM Design Group

  • Carpinteria Architecture Review Board Member