Biographies

GREG STONE
Greg Stone has been a licensed landscape architect for over thirty years and has had his own practice in North San Diego County since 1980. His specialty in residential design developed because of his passion for creating unusual outdoor living areas for his clients. Greg’s design approach is unique in that he takes the best a site has to offer and elaborates on it to create spaces which are harmonious with their environment. He integrates architectural elements, grading, hardscape, planting and lighting for an end product which is artistic, functional and dynamic.

Greg graduated from Orange Coast Junior College in 1972 with an Associate of Arts Degree in art with a minor in ornamental horticulture. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Landscape Architecture from California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo in 1976, and worked for respected landscape architectural firms in the San Diego area before becoming a licensed landscape architect in 1980.

“One of my mentors in landscape architecture once said that there are a many missed opportunities in our profession. I try my hardest to make the most of every project and to create something wonderful, unusual and special for my clients.”


KIRSTEN LARSON
Kirsten Larson is a licensed landscape architect with over twenty years experience in residential landscape design. She attended the University of California at Berkeley, where she received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Landscape Architecture in 1982. For twenty-five years she has worked with Greg Stone on many projects, contributing to all facets of the design process.

Kirsten has the unique ability to cognitively embrace the essence of a site and its environment, and uses that ability to see that the fine details of a design contribute to a cohesive project.

With her keen sense of color and texture, Kirsten has developed a specialty in planting design, and is excited to bring her knowledge and expertise in this area to every project from the conceptual phase to installation.

“It’s a real challenge to create a living work of art with planting as part of an integrated landscape design. But to go out to one of our projects two years down the line and see an explosion of color and texture that’s part of both a livable space for people and a habitat for birds and wildlife– this is a huge reward!”