LandSpaces Featured in ABC's "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition"

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Southern California-based Landscape Architecture Duo Leads Landscaping Efforts for Hit Show's Two-Hour Special

Sarah of LandSpaces and Sammy of Dezue

At LandSpaces our philosophy is simple; to craft client visions into thriving, creative landscapes inspired by nature

LandSpaces, a California landscape architecture firm that specializes in ecologically-based site planning and landscape design services, announced today that its work will be showcased in the hit television series "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" two-hour special that airs on ABC Sunday, March 29 at 8:00 p.m. The "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" takes place in Phelan, CA where LandSpaces teams with its collaborative partner, Dezue, to help a family that devoted their lives, personal resources and property into a non-profit shelter for abused and neglected exotic animals.

"At LandSpaces our philosophy is simple; to craft client visions into thriving, creative landscapes inspired by nature," said LandSpaces' Principal, Sarah Peterson. "The fact that our efforts have been recognized by a national program validates our design beliefs and inspires us to continue to create living systems that connect people to the environment. We are thrilled to have this opportunity to be a part of something great and to give back to the community."

Given the personal nature of residential landscapes and the tight timeframe of one week to completely install a landscape design, the Almquist project site provided a number of challenges. In addition, to the Almquist family residence, the grounds serve as an exotic animal sanctuary; the landscape design team was chartered with designing and executing a plan that took into account the entire site and its inhabitants. Last, LandSpaces worked diligently to organize the donation of products and labor to complete the landscape plan. This included rallying regional and national suppliers to donate the plants, labor and irrigation equipment and have it installed within a few days.

"It was important to us to develop a site plan that would thrive in the arid and hot environment of Phelan and would require minimal upkeep for the Almquist family. LandSpaces prides itself on understanding its clients' needs and we feel like we helped create a unique oasis that reflects the personalities and requirements for the Almquists and their extended family of large exotic cats and reptiles," continued Ms. Peterson. "We would like to thank all of the contractors, suppliers and partners that donated their services and products and the team at 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.' Their efforts and contributions gave us the opportunity to execute a plan that aligns with our vision of creating harmonious compositions and regenerative landscape designs for the Almquist family to enjoy."

LandSpaces and Dezue collaborate on numerous projects throughout California. Dezue has offices in Los Angeles and Palm Springs, California.

About "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition":
The Emmy award winning reality program "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," now in its 6th season, is produced by Endemol USA, a division of Endemol Holding. It's executive-produced by Anthony Dominici. David Goldberg is Chairman, Endemol North America. The show airs Sundays from 8:00-9:00 p.m., ET on ABC.

About LandSpaces:
LandSpaces is a landscape architecture firm specializing in ecologically-based site planning and landscape design services. LandSpaces offers start to finish services that range from detailed site-specific landscape designs for residential and commercial clients to large-scale open space plans and stormwater management strategies. The firm emphasizes the use of California native and drought-tolerant plant species, recycled and sustainable materials, employs energy and water saving technologies, and pays careful attention to sensitive habitats and waterways. LandSpaces has offices in South Pasadena and Carmel, California and more information is available at

Media contact:

Mark Peterson
Experience Communications for LandSpaces
T: (831) 626-4400
E: mark (at) experiencecom (dot) com

Sarah Peterson
Principal, LandSpaces
T: (323) 440-2286
E: sarah (at) landspaces (dot) net


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