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/CEO
Our Process

How we work

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


Donald Brinkerhoff


Julie Brinkerhoff-Jacobs

Executive Vice President/COO

Dan Trust

Vice President of Design & Horticulture

Roger Voettiner

Director of Design

Andrew Kreft
  • Alvaro Amador
  • Sr. Principal/Landscape Architect
  • Natalie Ashlock
  • Project Manager
  • Jackie Bouvier
  • Front Office Manager
  • Mike Calderon
  • Sr. Principal/IT Director
  • Jessie Chen
  • Accountant
  • Patrick Derry
  • Horticulture / Field Specialist
  • Greg Dimas
  • Graphic Designer
  • 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 Designer
  • 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
  • Winnie Xie
  • Landscape Designer
  • Peter Yen
  • Sr. Principal/Director of Asia Projects
  • Bo Yuan
  • Landscape Designer
Giving Back

At Lifescapes International, 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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