|The great power of landscape architecture springs from the junction of nature's bounty and the designer's imagination. Stephen Suzman and Suzman Design Associates have tapped into this power, creating outdoor spaces that are beautiful and functional; natural yet artistic; carefully planned and dynamic. Each landscape designed by Suzman Design Associates is unique, informed by the specific characteristics of its setting, and harmonizes with its architecture while reflecting the personal preferences and tastes of the client.
Suzman Design Associates has distinguished itself as a leader in responsive and enduring landscapes throughout the Bay area and other areas around the world, including Hawaii, Arizona, Martha's Vineyard, New York, Paris, Indonesia and Dubai. The firm's designs are deliberately not iconic and encompass a wide range of different styles, scales and climate zones: from modern and minimalist to traditional and formal; from Mediterranean and desert to woodland and tropical; from urban rooftops to country estates. Each design exhibits the designer's goal to create unity between the architecture and the landscape, while evoking appropriate emotional responses from the client.
The Suzman Design Associates team insists on working closely with the project's architect and interior designers from the onset and carefully selecting authentic materials in order to foster indoor-outdoor harmony and to produce thematic seamlessness for each project.n Suzman Design Associates aims to design environmentally responsible landscapes which are flexible enough to fulfill a client's current and future needs as the gardens mature.
Suzman Design Associates prides itself on incorporating Green Design within project scope whenever possible. Whether sourcing local building materials, specifying energy saving products or low water usage plants, the use of gray water systems or rainwater harvesting technologies, SDA strives to work with Clients to incorporate a Green Design philosophy.
SDA is also acutely aware of the cost/benefit ratio of such decisions and works closely with Clients to incorporate technologies that best fit within their project budget and design program. In support of this Green Design philosophy and associated methodologies, SDA has both licensed Landscape Architects and LEED ap Certified design professionals.