Since 1992, Emerald design has been recognized as a leader in providing landscape architectural services throughout California with a balanced emphasis on creativity, technical accuracy and careful attention to our clients' needs.

Emerald Design has built a strong reputation by responding at every level and by developing fresh and innovative approaches to all phases of exterior design, while successfully working within time and budgetary constraints. We also offer solid experience with water conservation design, keeping current with the ever-changing code requirements.

With over forty-five years of combined experience, you can count on Emerald Design to provide the highest quality of service from the first conceptual sketches to the final project review in the field.

For unparalleled commercial, retail, industrial, multi-unit housing, and custom residential architectural design, call Emerald Design at 714.680.0417. We look forward to hearing from you!

Construction Observation

Our team members bring decades of construction observation experience to the table. We oversee and document all phases of hardscape, irrigation, and planting construction. This includes field experience observing construction of:

  • Existing Landscape Surveys and Mapping
  • Pools and Spas
  • Decorative Vehicular and Pedestrian Paving
  • Rooftop Plazas
  • Patio Covers and Shade Structures
  • Outdoor Living Rooms and Kitchens
  • Various Drip and Overhead Spray Irrigation Systems
  • Shrub, Vine, and Tree Planting, Including Large Palms and Specimen Trees
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Since 1992, Emerald Design is a landscape architectural firm located in the city of Fullerton in Orange County, California. We have solid experience with public works, commercial and industrial projects, but we also enjoy working on a significant number of mixed-use residential and high-end custom residential projects. Our clients include developers, public agencies, architects, and contractors. We've provided services to well-known companies such as: Lowe's, Pier I Imports, Bircher Development, Western Realco, Lennar Partners, Alere, New Balance, K-Swiss, Majestic Realty, Catellus, Mann Biomedical, Expo Design Centers, McDonald's, Rally's, as well as CalTrans, and the cities of Los Angeles, Upland, Rancho Cucamonga, and Fullerton.

Since 1998 our offices have been located in the heart of downtown Fullerton at the historic and picturesque Villa del Sol. This centralized location gives us quick access for meetings in the Inland Empire, Los Angeles, High and Low Deserts, and North San Diego County. Over the years, we've developed a keen understanding of the individual character of each enclave of the Southern California Area. This allows us to develop innovative designs that enhance the unique flavor of each place.

The majority of our projects include preliminary landscape design where we explore the best options for our clients and develop illustrative representations of the proposed landscape concepts. We've been involved in a great many meetings with public agencies in both informal workshops and formal presentations at public hearings. We also have experience with the development of design guidelines and specific plan documents in coordination with other planning professionals.

With a few exceptions, all the landscape projects we design are developed through the construction document phase with observation of construction at the site. The construction drawings we typically provide include: demolition plans, hardscape layout plans and details, fine landscape grading plans, lighting layouts, hardscape details, irrigation plans, and, of course, planting plans.

We've provided these full services for just about every hardscape feature imaginable, such as: decorative street and pedestrian paving, patios, courtyards, plazas, cabanas, pools, spas, fountains, barbeque centers, outdoor fireplaces, monument signs, walls, fences, trellises, arbors, and others.

Emerald Design is unsurpassed in our progressive and highly successful in-house irrigation designs. Our plans are thorough and clear, and the systems we design are known for their dependability and ease of maintenance. We use our substantial experience to make sure the initial installation is economically viable, but durable as well, with an eye to the long term water savings and accurate application of water. Besides the location, size, make, and model of each and every sprinkler head, valve, fixture and pipe, we also provide all the necessary calculations for water conservation.

At Emerald Design, we understand the connection between plant material and the soil, water, exposure, and climate, and make sure to integrate all these factors in our planting designs, while maintaining the goal of coherent, maintainable, and aesthetically pleasing long-lasting landscapes. We customize the plant palette the constraints of each site and the tastes of each client. We believe the fact that we truly enjoy our work makes it just that much better.

305 N. Harbor Blvd.
Suite 222
Fullerton, CA 92823