Patricia Benner Landscape Design specializes in custom residential landscape design. The firm’s services cover Landscape Design and Construction Administration, Illustrative details for elements of the landscape such as pools, garden arbors, fences, gates, etc.*, as well as Planting and Low Voltage Lighting Design. We also assist with consultations on garden lifestyle, furnishings and appointments.
Ms. Benner serves a broad range of clients and enjoys the challenges of maximizing aesthetic potential in small garden gems as much as she enjoys both the broad brush strokes and complexities of estate scale garden design and construction. Benner’s gardens have a timeless quality, however, she uses carefully selected elements to bring a 21st Century sensibility and sophisticated chic to her gardens.
Ms. Benner’s educational background includes the following:
Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts, Bachelor of Arts (B.A.);
Boston University, Boston Massachusetts, Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.);
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, Master of Landscape Architecture, (M.L.A).
She has worked in the business arena as a Management Consultant and in staff positions at several Fortune 500 companies. With her strong background in business administration, Ms. Benner brings to her landscape projects a high degree of professionalism, a keen eye to budgets, and a well-honed approach to balancing project costs and benefits. Ms. Benner is committed to achieving beautiful, inspired, high quality projects in a cost effective, efficient and value-driven way.
The firm’s residential designs have been published in a range of national and intonations design Magazine including: Veranda, British House and Garden, The London Daily Beast, House and Garden, LA Confidential, Town and Country, Luxe Magazine, C Magazine, and The New York Times, and Ms. Benner was a featured designer at the House Beautiful Magazine Celebrity Showhouses in 2002, 2003, and 2005. Additionally, her work has been noted in The Franklin Report, Los Angeles.
The firm is sensitive to site appropriate design and is highly knowledgeable about sustainable landscape practices including drought tolerant planting, low water-use irrigation, Low impact development and responsible paving approaches, water reclamation methods and systems, organic gardening and green roof design.
Member: American Society of Landscape Architects; member and past Board Member of the Institute of Classical Architecture and Classical America, Southern California Chapter; The Garden Club of America; The Architectural Guild, University of Southern California, The Garden Conservancy, and Tree People, Los Angeles, California.
* Licensed and insured Structural Engineers provide all structural engineering where required.