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ASLA Northern Chapter 2019: Outstanding Professional Achievement

Honor Award “Secret Garden” in San Francisco, CA

2018 Architizer: Residential – Private House

Popular Vote Winner “On the Edge of the Continent” in Sonoma, CA

2018 Gardenista: Best Hardscape Project

Finalist “Rose Lane” in Larkspur, CA

2018 Gardenist: Best Landscape – Professional

Finalist “On The Edge of The Continent” in Sonoma, CA

ASLA Northern Chapter 2017: Residential Single Family Home

Merit Award “On The Edge of The Continent” in Sonoma, CA

California Home+Design Award 2016: Landscape Design

“On the Horizon” Sonoma Coast, CA​

ASLA Northern Chapter 2015: Residential Single Family Home

Merit Award for “Pacific Height Residence” in San Francisco, CA​

ASLA Northern Chapter 2013: Residential Single Family Home

Merit Award for “Contemporary Living” in San Francisco, CA​

ASLA Northern Chapter 2013: Residential Single Family Home

Merit Award for “Hilltop Hideaway” in Napa, CA​

California Home+Design Award 2013: Landscape Design

Napa Valley Hilltop in Napa, CA​

DWELL on Design Awards 2013

Outdoor Category​

Sunset Dream Garden Award

Sunset April 2011​

Suburbia Transformed


Sunset Magazine Dream Garden Award



San Francisco Chronicle Spring/Summer 2017

“Rooftops That Rise Above It All”

Landscape Architect November 2016

“Women in Landscape Architecture”

San Francisco Architecture 2016

“Small Firms, Great Projects”

Modern Luxury Magazine April 2016

“Zen and the art of architecture”

CA Home + Design Spring 2016

2016 Awards Landscape Design “On the Horizon”

Modern Luxury Interiors California Winter/Spring 2015

“Naturally Inspired”

Garden Design Early Spring 2015

“Picks of the Season”

Dwell April 2014

“Dwell Outdoor”

Terassi October 2013


L.A. Times June 2013

“Dwell on Design 2013: New ideas for home and garden”

CA Home + Design Spring 2013

“2013 CH+D Award Landscape Design”

Home & Gardens March 2013

“Designers Secrets”

Residential Architect November/December 2012

“Altitude Adjustment’”

Custom Home Magazine November/December 2012

“Altitude Adjustment’”

Modern American Luxury July/August/September 2012

“The Indoor-Outdoor Lifestyle of California?”

Alaska Airlines July 2012

Shades of Green Landscape Architecture Ad

San Francisco Magazine June 2012

“The trickle-up Effect”

CA Home + Design Feb/March 2012

“Dining by Design”

Landscaping Network Magazine 2012

“City Escape”

San Francisco Architecture 2012

“Small Firms, Great Projects”

CA Home + Design Sept/Oct 2011

“Above and Beyond”

Sunset Magazine April 2011

“Outdoor Entertaining – Front Yard Living” (French article)

Exterieurs Design Jan-Feb 2011

“Vegetated terraces” (French article)

Garden Design Nov/Dec 2010

“Suburban Revolution”

Sunset Magazine 2009

“Idea House”

CA Home + Design 2008/2009

“10 to Watch”

Small Firms Great Projects 2008/2009

Shades of Green Landscape Architecture Profile

CA Home + Design May 2008

“Designer Watch”

Innovative Home 2008

“Open Season”

Sunset Magazine 2008

“Idea House”

Sunset Magazine 2007

“Idea House”


The Gardens of Eden: New Residential Garden Concepts and Architecture for a Greener Planet

April 2020

Regional Landscape Architecture: Northern California: Rooted in Resilience

November 2019

Succulents: The Ultimate Guide to Choosing, Designing, and Growing 200 Easy-Care Plants

March 2015

Moderne Gartenkonzepte: Gartengestaltung passend zur Architektur

March 2015

Garden Design: A Book of Ideas

March 2015

Gardens in Detail: 100 Contemporary Designs

September 2014

A Matter of Style: Design Ideas for Personalizing Your Home (Volume 1)

March 2013

Garden Lighting Design

Look book with ideas for for adding light into gardens by Barbara P. Meister - 2013

The New American Front Yard

by Sarah C. Sutton - 2013

Garden within Walls

Ideenbuch Grune Innenhofe / von Barbara P. Meister - 2012

Sunset Western Garden book of Landscaping


Villa Garden Plan & Design


1000 Tips for Landscape Architects

An inevitable reference for lovers of landscape architecture by Daniela Santos Quartino - 2011

Residential Landscape


Online Press

Houzz September 2015

“My Houzz: An Edible Backyard in an Eichler Home”

Modern Luxury Interiors California February 2015

“Naturally Inspired”

Land8 July 2013

Dwell on Design: The Top Ten Talks “Landscaping The Classics”

Land8 July 2013

Top 10 Products from Dwell on Design “Oak Barrel Seats by Shades of Green”

LA Times June 2013

“Dwell on Design 2013: New ideas for home and garden”

Mid-Century Modern Remodel June 2013

“#dwellondesign2013: outdoors, gardens and patios (oh my)”

Houzz June 2013

“Patio of the Week: Playtime for the Whole Family”

Architizer March 2013

“Starting Your Own Architecture Firm: Challenges for Women”

Northland Design Group Oct 2012


North Coast Gardening Aug 2012

“Wildlife Garden Design Tip Focus on Shape”

Terra Trellis July 2012

Terra Trellis Exhibits @ Dwell on Design 2012

Marin Magazine April 2012

Local Materials: “Modern Style Gone Platinum”

Tree Living 2012

Dwell on Design

Outdoor Living Rooms 2012

“Creating Outdoor Rooms”

Dining by Design November 2011


Urban Gardens June 2010

Modern Sustainable Living showcased Dwell on Design

Apartment Therapy July 2010

Highlights from Dwell on Design

Dwell Outdoor June 2010

Los Angeles

Take Sunset September 2010

“Off the Wall”

Apartment Therapy July 2010

“The IT Plant”

Media Bistro June 2010

“Dwell comes to life”

Dwell on Design 2010

“Shades of Green in Dwell Outdoor”

Buildapedia April 2010

“No Mow Lawn”

Buildapedia Jan 2010

“Living Green in Outdoor Spaces”

Landscaping Network 2010

Shades of Green collaborated with to create a series of videos about garden design

Dwell Outdoor 2009

Los Angeles

Nesting Feb 2009

“Seattle Garden Show – 2009”

Ecolect LimeLight Jan 2009

Shades of Green was featured in the Ecolect LimeLight, a monthly series that features extraordinary sustainable designers.

Dwell on Design 2007

“Dwell on Design Day 2: Inside and Out”