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L WATSON DESIGN CO

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We design + build places that juxtapose urban life with native ecology.  

From soulful North Park bungalows that echo with the stories of friends, family and community to the historic estates in Mission Hills, our designs are as rich and complex as the people who live there.

Our clients are urban homeowners with a passion for design, art, humanity, and science.  

Services:
Landscape Design (Formal CAD Design Process, Design Workshops, and Consulting Services

Landscape Design + Build
Our in house team of five employees will work to install Leigh's vision and collaborate closely with you to execute custom details and your design vision.

Design Contracting
Custom building services by our in house employees.

Fine Gardening, Landscape Sculpting,
Landscape Clean Ups, Erosion Control Services






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Our Journey

I moved to New Orleans to attend Tulane University and study music.  Instead I fell in love with a city.  I got on a Greyhound bus in August 2005 in Atlanta and 24 hours later when I got off in Miami, the city was under water.  I listened as everyone at home listed the reasons not to rebuild New Orleans.

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I found my purpose in the days following Katrina to design and build in the spirit of real places.  Places that tell real stories of people and families in new and meaningful ways.  And to build community and tell stories of the disenfranchised, to break down the pattern of 'good fences make good neighbors' and encourage people to understand what it really means to know your neighbor, but also encourage a new way of building community in our cities that tells the most interesting story we can.  

University of Colorado at Boulder, BA Landscape Architecture + Environmental Design

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California Master Naturalist

Class of 2014 San Diego Master Gardener

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OUR CLIENTS

OUR CLIENTS ARE COMMERCIAL, RESIDENTIAL, + INSTITUTIONAL.

FROM LARGE SCALE COMMUNITY ORGANIZING PROJECTS TO PLACE ATTACHMENT WORK WITH AT-RISK YOUTH, WE TAKE ON THE CHALLENGING AND UNCOVENTIONAL OPPORTUNITIES IN THE DESIGN WORLD.

WE ARE COMFORTABLE WITH THE UNKOWN + HAVE FOUND THAT SOMETIMES WRITING A NEW ROADMAP IS THE ONLY WAY.  CHECK OUT SOME OF OUR MOST UNCOVENTIONAL WORK HERE.

RESIDENTIAL WORK

Our residential work is concentrated in Point Loma, Mission Hills, the neighborhoods surrounding Balboa Park and Banker's Hill.  I encourage clients to plant native while honoring the home, the neighborhood, and the street.  Our swales and dry creek beds mimic nature, we find solutions for erosion that work with our soils.

CHECK OUT OUR RESIDENTIAL PORTFOLIO

COMMERCIAL WORK

The majority of our commercial clients are local business owners.  From our work redefining the interior of the OB Noodle House to taking on the design of the Patio Restaurant Groups living walls several years back, we help incorporate plantings in the most challenging situations.  From Living Walls to Metal Planters, we find solutions that add warmth and comfort to public spaces. 

INSTITUTIONAL WORK

Our most notable work is with the Juvenile Justice System in San Diego.  I have lead girls from juvenile hall through a design and build of a place attachment garden located at the San Diego Continuing Office of Education.  Through a 6 month long process, I lead workshops for Master Gardener's, youth, school faculty and probation that sought to connect us all through the garden and to learn from eachother.  I lead the garden program for the boys out at Camp Barrett, educating the boys on California Native Plants and Wildlife. 

We have worked extensively with the Mission Beach Town Council and Belmont Park to introduce Native Plants and a new boardwalk park for the land behind Centennial Rock.  

 

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