Seattle Landscape Architect Brooks Kolb’s Mercer Island Garden Featured in Issue #22 of “Gray” Magazine

Designed by SHKS Architects, the Yoga Studio at Brooks Kolb’s Mercer Island Garden was featured in “Gray” Magazine. Here’s a link: Brooks designed a garden of native and ornamental ferns around the Yoga Studio, with nurse logs on the forest floor. The building appears to float above the ground. Here’s a photograph of the landscape

Brooks Kolb LLC Awarded Best of Houzz 2016

Over 35 Million Monthly Unique Users Nominated Best Home Building,Remodeling and Design Professionals in North America and Around the World  Brooks Kolb LLC Landscape Architecture of Seattle, Washington has won Best ofHouzz®, the leading platform for home remodeling and design, for 2016, in the customer service category.  The firm was chosen by the more than

What is a Landscape Architect?

A Landscape Architect is a highly trained design professional, with either a Bachelor’s or a Master’s degree in Landscape Architecture, who is registered with the state after passing a rigorous licensing examination. Landscape Architects can be contrasted with Garden Designers and Landscape Designers, who have no standard of training and do not take a licensing

Selecting a Landscape Architect

Web Resources: The Washington Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (WASLA) has a website,, with a list of members and descriptions of services. The national American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) has a website,, with a more complete “Firm Finder” that lists member firms and individuals state by state. When you

Landscape Architect versus Design/Build Firms

As columnist Phil Wood put it in a Seattle Times article on September 14, 2003: Most landscape architecture firms and some landscape design firms do design only. Other firms do what is called “design/build,” meaning that the firm does both design and garden construction. You might prefer to hire someone to do just the design,

Seattle Landscape Architecture

Landscaping Architecture Versus Landscaping Landscape architecture and landscaping are vastly different fields. The two are commonly and erroneously confused with each other. However, there are numerous variations and distinctions between them. A landscape architect is a highly qualified professional with a four year post-secondary degree and licensed by their respective state as well as registered

Seattle Landscape Architect

Turn Your Yard into a Dream Landscape Turning your property’s exterior area into a beautiful landscape doesn’t have to be an expensive and stressful endeavor. Selecting and hiring the right landscape architect is a crucial factor in ensuring that. As a Landscape Architect, I pride myself in providing my customers with the utmost professionalism and timely

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