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Since we purchased our home in 2010, my wife and I have dreamed of creating a backyard oasis for our 1959 Eichler home. Our place is set against open space (protected, non-developed land) in Marin Co, CA which provides a wealth of serenity to begin with. While our terrain included a fairly lush landscape, we had always wanted a pool and determined that whatever palette/design concept we opted for, the starting point would begin with the pool and any subsequent hardscaping. Working upon a referral from a close friend, we scheduled an initial meeting with Darren Reynolds @ Land Studio C. Granted, his prior work & case studies were definitely impressive. But this first meeting (for us) was more about the interpersonal dynamics and whether or not we felt we had found "our guy." Needless to say, we won the lottery because Darren is not only a talented, wildly creative genius as it pertains to landscape architecture, but he is one of the most friendly, easy-going professionals we've ever had the pleasure to work with. Quite simply, he listens to any preliminary ideas and visions you may have and within short order begins to help bring them to life. He's beyond patient and always approachable & accommodating. He's responsive and accountable. He really is the reason why we were able to make our backyard oasis become a reality. And as our home improvements continue, I'm certain that we'll always want to include Darren in some capacity. He's the best!Read More

Darren Reynolds of Land Studio C was a joy to collaborate with. He listened to my ideas and designed a beautiful midcentury modern backyard that is stunning. I now have a backyard that I enjoy spending my time in. Another big plus about Darren is that he was very responsive to any concerns I had during the construction process and took the time to answer questions and explain construction processes to me. It made the whole project go very smoothly. He's also a really nice guy.Read More

Darren is a true artisan, architect and gem of a person. I met Darren through Houzz, and from the moment I met him I knew he would be "the one" to transform our bare-bones yard into the space of my dreams. Darren worked with me to create entertaining, dining, living, spa, plant, vegetable garden, cactus garden, living wall, etc spaces in our multi-level creekside home (all during major covid-lockdown I would add!) and truly turned it into a magical setting. Darren listens, presents a clear vision, is thorough and detail oriented and there were no surprises during the process. I would highly recommend Darren and Land Studio C to anyone considering an outdoor project.Read More

After having worked with Darren on our backyard project, its easy to say we have found our landscape architect for as long as we are living in Northern California. Being a first time home owner, Darren was very patient, thorough and hands on every step of the way. Even after his portion of the design framework was complete, Darren worked side-by-side with our general contractor with acute attention to detail until everything was completely done. Darren deserves a 10/10 in every aspect of the job. I look forward to working with him on future projects and will gladly recommend his services to anyone who asks. (note the pictures were taken in January 2022 so I had all the covers still on the furniture, I will update when it is summertime so you can really see everything!).Read More

My wife and I HIGHLY recommend Darren for your landscape design needs. We did a total overhaul on our back yard and couldn't be happier with the result. Darren's attention to detail, knowledge of the local landscape, personality and professionalism is unrivaled. Our yard hadn't been worked on in probably 30 years and now brings joy to our whole family each time we're in our new outdoor space. He was involved in the project from start to finish, from initial design planning through working in tandem with the contractor that implemented all the construction. If there was a sixth star, I'd click on it.Read More