Keir Smith

Keir Smith

Santa Barbara, CA, US



I am a landscape designer and progressive visionary from Santa Barbara, CA.  I wish to obtain a position within a progressive landscape architectural firm where I can help further the company's eminence as well as my own career ambitions.



Lotusland, Montecito, CA, US, Intern

Work alongside Lotusland's plant health care coordinator, grounds staff and project supervisors implementing and monitoring sustainable management practices for a 37-acre botanical display garden.

Complete design proposals and renderings for future developments.

Assist garden curators with the GIS mapping and identification of Lotusland's unique and extensive plant collections.

Oct 2011 - current

Jeff Higgins Stone Artisan, Santa Barbara, CA, US, Partner

Design and implement projects for reputable New England stonemason commissioned by local Santa Barbara residents.

Responsible for all aspects of projects including; design, cost estimation, ordering, execution and construction supervision.

Nov 2011 - Apr 2012

Bolster-White Residence, San Luis Obispo, CA, US, Workman

Helped with the design and installation of large front yard.

Provided regular maintenance and improvements for newly implemented landscape.

Sep 2009 - Jun 2010

University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA, US, Student Designer

As part of Professor Omar Faruque's design theory class I was assigned the task of designing and proposing a new entry mall for the University of California, Santa Barbara campus.

I was required to present my design of the new entry mall to a panel of design professionals for consideration.

Jan 2009 - Mar 2009

Wilson Environmental Landscape Design, Santa Barbara, CA, US, Workman

Worked for one of the leading, environmentally friendly, landscape design/build firms in Santa Barbara.

Assisted with the implementation of large ponds, flagstone patios, irrigation systems and rock walls.

Experienced first hand the construction implementation aspect of landscape architecture and the process of completing a project diligently and professionally using sustainable techniques.

Apr 2007 - Oct 2007


California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo, CA, US, Bachelors, Landscape Architecture

Sep 2007 - Mar 2012


Dean's List, Award


Dean's List, Award


Dean's List, Award


Santa Barbara Little Gardens Club, Scholarship


Areas of Specialization