In addition to our core principals, we collaborate with an outstanding group of architects, interior designers, engineers, geologists, biologists, contractors and realtors to bring your landscape design visions to life. If you are interested in becoming a part of our collaboration, please contact us, we are always looking to expand our on-going relationships!
Susan Combs Bauer,
President & Landscape Architect
A Puget Sound native, Susan enjoys everything about nature and the outdoors. At an early age, Susan enjoyed hiking with her family in the mountains, making trails in the woods behind her house, and spending weekends at Point Defiance State Park. Fast forward to today, and nothing much has changed!
Helping people connect with nature for over 25 years through professional landscape design, Susan Combs Bauer is an award-winning landscape architect with professional licenses in Washington State and California. Rather than a conventional approach to landscape design, Susan is a leading expert in sensory landscape design. Her artistic creations balance sensory elements with visual aesthetics to help people feel engaged, delighted and rejuvenated.
Susan’s landscape architect projects have gained recognition throughout the United States and can be found in several magazines such as Mother Earth Living, Su Casa, and Landscape Architect Specifier News. She is the award winner of the "2013 Best Large Residential Landscape Design in San Francisco Bay Area" and "FHWA Award of Merit for 1-90 Bellevue to Seattle Pedestrian/Bicycle Trail".
In addition to being a professional landscape architect (PLA), Susan is also an accredited rainwater collection systems professional (AP), certified permaculture design consultant, and professional violinist!
Project Manager & Owner's Representative
With over 25 years of managing large-scale projects, Jack has led the planning, development, and construction of beautiful estates, luxury properties, neighborhood subdivisions, mixed commercial developments, and individual home sites across the United States.
Jack has also managed property portfolios for Quadrant Corporation, Weyerhaeuser, Vulcan NW, Silicon Valley tech Executives, and most recently for Watermark Estate Management Services which provides management services for the Bill and Melinda Gates Family.
Whether Jack is managing one of his many construction projects in Silicon Valley, Kona, Jackson Hole, Nantucket Island, Mercer Island, in a High Rise Penthouse in Boston, or on a beautiful landscape project in Snoqualmie Valley he always brings his enthusiastic and proactive approach to every project. Jack attributes much of his success to many of the responsible and wonderful people he has worked with.
A little-known factoid is that Jack also managed a project which sent his experimental payload up on the NASA space shuttle STS 59 in 1994. And Jack ran the project from his little workshop in North Bend! But, don't worry- he is really down to earth and you will enjoy working with Jack to help achieve your project goals!