Lifescapes International

About Us

Beauty is good business. We embrace this belief. It is at our core.

Bringing together unparalleled quality, bold foresight, and a finely tuned blend of imagination and pragmatism; our landscape architecture firm boasts a legacy spanning over six decades, crafting numerous acclaimed, iconic, and award-winning garden environments across the globe.

From captivating destination resorts and vibrant retail/mixed-use developments to dynamic commercial spaces, inviting multifamily residences, and meticulously planned communities, we continually push boundaries, both for ourselves and our clients, to deliver the optimal ‘garden’ solution tailored to each unique project.

Our designs are not for ourselves; rather, we envision every project through the eyes of its future guests, striving to create an unforgettable experience for those who will be immersed in it.

“ Never underestimate the role of discovery and surprise in the design process. Exceed expectations, yes, but more importantly, provide an experience or a detail that is unexpected, and you will delight your guests more than you can ever imagine… ” — Don Brinkerhoff, Founder
Our Process

How we work

  • 01 Design
  • 02 3D Visualization
  • 03 Construction Documentation
  • 04 Plant Material Selection
  • 05 Art Direction
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Our Team

Executive Vice President/COO

Dan Trust

Director of Horticultural Design

Roger Voettiner

Director of Design

Andrew Kreft
  • Alvaro Amador
  • Sr. Principal/Landscape Architect
  • Natalie Ashlock
  • Project Manager
  • Mike Calderon
  • Sr. Principal/IT Director
  • Jessie Chen
  • Controller
  • Marianne Dumont
  • Principal/Sr. Project Manager
  • Matt Geiss
  • Principal/Sr. Project Manager
  • Shelby Gleba
  • Director of Marketing
  • Spencer Louie
  • Landscape Architect
  • Mike Meyers
  • Sr. Principal/Sr. Project Director
  • Fernando Ortiz
  • Project Manager/Designer
  • Damon Tristan
  • CAD Specialist
  • Linda Trust
  • Horticultural Designer/CAD Specialist
  • Winnie Xie
  • Landscape Designer
  • Peter Yen
  • Sr. Principal/Director of Asia Projects

For 65 years, we have been creating gardens people love.

At Lifescapes International, we are a family of highly experienced professionals who has been growing and working together for decades, nurturing our strengths and interests, and focusing them on all aspects of what we do. Today, the firm is built on a foundation of iconic projects in amazing locales designed by driven, talented, and creative people.

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Giving Back

We believe in giving back and reaching out to help where we can.

Whether it’s a scholarship fund, a non-profit, or helping the homeless, we are committed to, “Making the world a better, more beautiful place that extends far beyond our commissioned work.”— Julie Brinkerhoff-Jacobs

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