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Studio Five Design, Inc was founded in 2006, is a Northern California based landscape architecture, design and site planning practice. The office is led by a husband and wife team, representing over forty-five years of combined experience in landscape architecture and site planning, including Site Design and Construction Administration, Community Planning, Parks and Open Space Planning, Resort, Leisure and Entertainment, Hotel and Mixed-Use Development, Life-Science R&D, Corporate and Institutional Facilities, and Private Estate Gardens.

We have worked both domestically and internationally with some of the most recognized design firms in the industry, developing solutions that are unique, functional and enduring. Our work is fueled by our passion for innovation and our commitment to design exploration and constructability that can stand the test of time. Our design approach promotes a strong collaborative dialogue with our clients, consultants, public agencies, and community groups and we measure our success on the ability to distill the objectives of each.

Studio Five Design is dedicated to sustainability and green design. Our current project roster includes projects targeting LEED Silver, Gold and Platinum certification and our design efforts reflect these values with careful consideration of material selection for resource conservation.

*We are currently in the process of switching into geomorphic


  • Site Selection/Analysis

  • Landscape Master Planning

  • Entitlements

  • Landscape Architecture

  • Site Construction Documentation

  • Bidding Assistance

  • Construction Period Services

Staff and Qualifications

  • Richard Sharp, Principal/President, is a Registered Landscape Architect in the State of California, CA#4742.

  • The firm is a licensed business in the Town of San Anselmo, CA, LIC#12500

  • The firm is currently pursuing Veteran Owned Small Business (VOSB) qualification.

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  • Studio Five Design, Inc. has a total of 3 design staff, all with professional degrees in Landscape Architecture. Additional staff credentials include:

    • One registered landscape architect

    • One LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP)

    • Legal qualifications to do business in California:

  • Institutional – 5%

  • Residential /Mixed Use – 20%

  • Commercial - 75%

  • The design studio includes six PC workstations running Autocad, Adobe photoshop, Adobe In-Design, Google sketch- up and Microsoft Outlook on Microsoft Windows 7 Professional. All Construction Administration and Quality Control is handled at the Principal level. Plan check review parallels all consultant coordination and permit drawing set issuances. Scheduled field reports, preliminary and final punch list s are provided in digital format as are RFI responses including digital LASK’s for consistent drawing file updates to provide accurate as-builts. Submittals are stamped and scanned and hardcopies are returned to Architect and or General Contractor as standard project protocol.

    There are no present or past litigation claims filed against our company or its officers.