“It’s important to me that every landscape has an original nature with intention towards an expanded architectural style that comes together with the context where it resides. My projects aspire towards full sustainability and native or compatible origins with an emphasis on edibles.”
Stacey Isaac, Summer 2015
Connect the dots…it started with a deep interest in Botany and Fine Arts that worked into the discovery of Landscape Architecture. It all started the day that I moved to Ashland, Oregon in my late teens and found the beginning of design inspiration in a place called Lithia Park. It was an itch that begged scratching but was kept at bay while majoring in the first two interests, but then it finally found me and I fled to Eugene, Oregon to complete studies at the University of Oregon. From there I carry my Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (2001) and was fully licensed by 2009.
In 2003 I decided to take a little vacation from the rainy Northwest and came to Santa Barbara where I practiced for over nine years at the offices of well known local Landscape Architects; George Girvin, Susan Van Atta and Katie O’Reilly Rogers. Since then I have formed many collaborations with local Architects and Landscape Architects that have resulted in the most varied of resumes. Past projects with the various firms have included: The One and Only Palmilla in Cabo San Lucas, Four Season’s Biltmore Hotel in Montecito, Tom and Kathy Freston Residence in Montecito, San Luis Obispo Botanical Gardens – Firescape Garden with Owen Dell and various residential estates throughout Santa Barbara and the Los Angeles region. As of 2010 I have also been the lead consulting Landscape Architect for CoreSite’s Data Center Campus in Santa Clara at the heart of Silicon Valley.
In 2011 my dueling nature decided to take-on dueling residences in Los Angeles as well as Santa Barbara. There’s something very balancing in having the two arenas and the various arrays of clients in each area. While Santa Barbara always feels like home, Los Angeles stimulates the creativity and freedom that I find necessary to continue bringing new ideas and art forms to this practice. It’s important to me that every landscape has an original nature with an intention towards an expanded architectural style that comes together with the context where it resides. My projects aspire towards full sustainability and native or compatible origins with an emphasis on edibles.