GLS is focused on the design of contemporary landscapes, which we understand to be fundamentally intertwined with architecture, urban infrastructure, and natural systems.

Working from a studio in San Francisco’s Mission district, we design places of simplicity and spatial clarity, typically with complex site planning issues, a connection to nature and often with an architectural component. We have a multi-disciplinary office culture and work closely with clients to give meaningful form to their aspirations by integrating interior and exterior spaces and materials, reinforcing spatial ideas through horticultural design, and solving problems associated with difficult sites and new ecologies.

Our values

  • The integration of landscape, architecture and infrastructure
  • Architectural quality detailing in the landscape
  • Horticulture that performs a spatial and ecological role
  • An emerging second nature where biology and structure intersect