Marina del Rey, CA
Our design process investigates the history and the memory of an area, evoking the spirit of a community. Each KSA project addresses the conceptual issues of identity and narrative in landscape, producing places that reflect the client's particular mission. Our landscape architecture embraces a sustainable approach that respects the ecology of the site, placing in it a cultural framework.
We welcome the challenges of complex sites, and our designs are always mindful of the practical considerations of program, maintenance, and budget. The long-term success of any project depends on the successful integration of both aesthetic and practical concerns. KSA is experienced in technically demanding projects that involve complex engineering considerations, including large-scale urban projects, planting over structure, intensive grading, and accessibility challenges.
The Principal of our firm, Katherine Spitz, AIA, ASLA, LEED AP is trained as a painter and architect as well as a landscape architect. Under her leadership, the design philosophy of KSA encompasses both a painterly sensibility and a sense of artistic discipline. We are noted for working closely with architects, engineers and clients to create landscapes that are simultaneously architectonic and site sensitive.
Within a wide-ranging portfolio of landscape experience, KSA has notable achievements in the following areas:
LEED Accredited Professional
Board of Directors, American Institute of Architects, LA Chapter
American Society of Landscape Architects
Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Commission Mayor’s Design Advisory Panel
Former Commissioner, County of LA, MDR Design Advisory Board
U.S. Green Building Council
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