Environmental Patterns is a landscape architecture firm that has been designing striking, engaging, and enduring landscapes since 1987. Specializing in residential and public spaces, we believe that our work should tie together the site’s character and history, the architecture, and the needs of its users. By collaborating closely with our clients, we are able to achieve this delicate balance and create beautiful, dynamic spaces that will continue to grow and weave itself into the fabric of the site.
MISSION STATEMENT: Our mission is to merge high quality design, the needs of the environment, and the desires of our clients into a singular, cohesive creation. We achieve this through open collaboration with our clients and the community, through a deep understanding of the needs of the local, native landscape, and utilizing our team’s extensive and varied design experience.
SERVICES: Environmental Patterns is a full service landscape architecture firm that specializes in residential and commercial projects. With years of experience in both categories, Environmental Patterns is equipped to handle anything from a personal residence to a large, multi-unit project.
Founder / Principal
Bryan started Environmental Patterns out of his garage in 1987 focusing on small residential projects. Over time he has expanded his portfolio to include public parks, commercial properties, and even larger private homes.
With experience in a wide variety of styles, from craftsman to contemporary, Bryan successfully captures his clients’ desires and transforms it into a truly unique creation.
Besides his design talents, Bryan understands how to take his ideas from paper to the real world. He knows what contractors need to be successful since he has designed and built everything from custom pools and waterfalls to intricate ironwork detailing.
Ryan Kress, ASLA
A Licensed Landscape Architect with 15 years of experience in residential, commercial, and municipal landscape design and construction projects, Ryan has a passion for seeing creative ideas and hard work come to life in the field. Ryan is a computer expert with the ability to take concepts and transform them into color renderings and full construction documents. Ryan is a graduate of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with a Bachelor’s of Landscape Architecture.
With years of experience managing finances in a variety of industries, Diane expertly handles all of the financial tasks. She keeps the office in line and makes sure that everything behind the scenes is running smoothly.
A graduate of the UCLA Landscape Architecture Certificate Program, she also holds an MBA from California Lutheran University and a B.A from UC Santa Barbara. As a Landscape Design Associate, she assists the office in planting designs and turning sketches, drawings, and designs into construction drawing documents.
With a Master’s in Landscape Architecture from the University of Washington, and a B.A. from Chapman University, Drew joins the team as a Landscape Associate where he will be helping bring designs from the sketchbook to the construction site.
Although he spends most of his day snoring under a desk, he’s always up to visit a job site or greet new visitors to the office. Treats are greatly appreciated.