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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

Darren is talented, kind and a genuinely good guy. Our backyard looks amazing and is usable too, our family spends all of our time there now. During our process we had to deal with a finicky, frustrating and downright long approval process with the city for permits, in a job that I think many vendors would have given up on, Darren went back to the permitting office over a dozen times to get what we wanted approved. He’s made my friends backyards look amazing too! I can’t recommend him more highly!Read More

Meeting and working with Darren was a serendipitous marvel! He enthusiastically answered our plea, thru Houzz, for a contemporary design for the surrounds of our house and barn situated on a one acre Chardonnay vineyard. Darren had his work cut out for him, as the landscape had not been upgraded since it was 'composed' in the late 1950's. He is exceptionally talented at design. He thoughtfully walked the property and took note of the intrinsic 'bones', and carefully designed exactly what we wanted, and expertly turned our small vineyard property into something extraordinary! Darren is very professional in manner, yet wholly approachable. He smiles alot. We liked that. He's not an egomaniac. We liked that, too. He will answer his phone or call you back (with your multiple questions during the day). His communication adeptness is especially noteworthy and was key to the timely completion and our veritable satisfaction of the project. We hope to work with him again someday! He's a keeper.Read More