Lifescapes International

About Us

Beauty is good business. We embrace this belief. It is at our core.

Combining incomparable quality, courageous vision and an astute balance of creative eye and practical mind, we are a firm that has, over the past six decades, designed many celebrated, recognizable and award-winning garden environments around the world.

From destination resorts, retail/ mixed-use developments, commercial, multifamily, master-planned communities and entertainment-driven projects, we continuously challenge ourselves, as well as our clients, to provide the best “garden” solution for each specific project.

We don’t create for ourselves, but rather see the project from the guests’ perspective, so we can make it as amazing an experience as possible for those who will be immersed in it.

“ Never underestimate the role of discovery and surprise in the design process. Exceed expectations, yes, but more importantly, provide an experience or a detail that is unexpected, and you will delight your guests more than you can ever imagine… ” — Don Brinkerhoff
Our Process

How we work

  • 01 Design
  • 02 Physical & 3D Models
  • 03 Construction Documentation
  • 04 Plant Material Selection
  • 05 Art Direction
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Our Team


Donald Brinkerhoff


Julie Brinkerhoff-Jacobs

Executive Vice President/COO

Dan Trust

Vice President of Design

Roger Voettiner

Director of Design

Andrew Kreft
  • Alvaro Amador
  • Sr. Principal/Project Designer
  • Natalie Ashlock
  • Project Manager
  • Berj Behesnilian
  • Principal/Field Art Director
  • Jackie Bouvier
  • Front Office Manager
  • Mike Calderon
  • Sr. Principal/IT Director
  • Jessie Chen
  • Accountant
  • Genaro Diaz
  • Project Manager/3D Graphic Artist
  • Tom Doan
  • Systems Administrator
  • Matt Fagundes
  • Purchasing Officer
  • Matt Geiss
  • Principal/Sr. Project Manager
  • Shelby Gleba
  • Marketing Manager
  • Ferry Gunawan
  • Sr. Principal/Model Dept. Director
  • Donna Hess
  • Executive Administrator
  • Adam Kober
  • Principal/Project Designer
  • JoAnn Kusano-Millman
  • Sr. Project Manager
  • Marianne Mastroianni
  • Principal/Sr. Project Manager
  • Weston McBee
  • Landscape Designer
  • Mike Meyers
  • Sr. Principal/Project Director
  • Cindie Nguyen
  • Landscape Designer
  • Nadia Oenar
  • Sr. Graphic Designer
  • Fernando Ortiz
  • Project Manager/Designer
  • Chris Ralko
  • Controller
  • Damon Tristan
  • CAD Specialist
  • Linda Trust
  • Horticultural Designer/CAD Specialist
  • Peter Yen
  • Sr. Principal/Director of Asia Projects
  • Bo Yuan
  • Landscape Designer
Giving Back

At Lifescapes International, we believe in giving back and reaching out to help where we can.

Whether it’s a scholarship fund, a non-profit, or helping the homeless, we are committed to, “Making the world a better, more beautiful place that extends far beyond our commissioned work.”— Julie Brinkerhoff-Jacobs

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