Lifescapes International

About Us

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

Combining incomparable quality, courageous vision, and an astute balance of creativity and practicality; we are a landscape architecture firm that has, for more than six decades, designed many celebrated, recognizable, and award-winning garden environments around the world.

From destination resorts, retail/mixed-use developments, commercial, multifamily, master-planned communities, and entertainment-driven projects, we continuously challenge ourselves, as well as our clients, to provide the best “garden” solution for each specific project.

We don’t create for ourselves, but rather see the project from the guests’ perspective, so we can make it as amazing an experience as possible 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 Physical & 3D Models
  • 03 Construction Documentation
  • 04 Plant Material Selection
  • 05 Art Direction
Learn More

Our Team


Julie Brinkerhoff-Jacobs

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
  • Jackie Bouvier
  • Front Desk Manager
  • Mike Calderon
  • Sr. Principal/IT Director
  • Jessie Chen
  • Controller
  • Patrick Derry
  • Horticulture / Field Specialist
  • Tom Doan
  • IT Systems Administrator
  • Marianne Dumont
  • Principal/Sr. Project Manager
  • Matt Fagundes
  • Purchasing Officer
  • Matt Geiss
  • Principal/Sr. Project Manager
  • Shelby Gleba
  • Director of Marketing
  • Ferry Gunawan
  • Sr. Principal/Model Dept. Director
  • Spencer Louie
  • Landscape Architect
  • JoAnn Kusano-Millman
  • Principal/Sr. Project Manager
  • Mike Meyers
  • Sr. Principal/Sr. Project Director
  • Nadia Oenar
  • Sr. Graphic Designer
  • Fernando Ortiz
  • Project Manager/Designer
  • Damon Tristan
  • CAD Specialist
  • Linda Trust
  • Horticultural Designer/CAD Specialist
  • Kendall Voettiner
  • Landscape Designer
  • 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.

Read More
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

Read More