Get the results you want! Hire a professional Landscape Architect who can creatively communicate your vision, who is professionally licensed and insured, and who will handle your landscape project from start to finish.
A California licensed landscape architect since 1992, Susan Friedman creates beautiful, outdoor retreats throughout the greater San Francisco Bay Area.
Each design that Susan creates reflects the individual style and personality of her clients and harmonizes with the unique architectural style of their homes. Her lifelong love of nature and skill for creative problem solving influences each design. Her detailed landscape plans and documents illustrate every aspect of the landscape project and become a “road map” used to complete each project. Susan’s clients need not worry about finding the right contractor as she will guide them through the entire process and oversee the project until the last crumbs of soil are swept away. She loves to see the pride her clients feel when they show off their gorgeous, new landscape to their family, friends and neighbors.
Professional Credentials and Affiliations:
- California Landscape Architecture License #3893
- Landscape Architecture-Bachelor of Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison
- American Society of Landscape Architects, member, www.asla.org
- California Landscape Contractor Association, associate member, www.clca.org
- Landscape Lighting Design Certificate
- California Native Plant Society, www.cnps.org
- San Ramon General Plan Review Commission – GP 2020 Served as Vice-chair of the Open Space and Conservation committee
- Served on San Ramon Open Space Committee
- Bollinger Hills Homeowners Associations – Landscape Maintenance Coordinator
Aisha Bouziane comes to SFLA from one of California’s top Landscape Horticulture departments, Oakland’s Merritt College, where she honed her horticulture knowledge, sharpened her landscape design skills, and achieved an AA in Landscape Architecture.
Aisha brings an array of tools to her drafting table, including years of experience in advertising and graphic design backed by a BFA from the University of North Texas, creative and practical permaculture-inspired problem-solving skills, and a passion for beautiful landscaping solutions.
In her time with SFLA, Aisha has cultivated an enthusiasm for showcasing stunning California native and climate-adapted plants, on-site storm water management, and smart irrigation.
When not designing delightful landscapes for clients, Aisha spends time in her own West Oakland backyard garden – a sleepy urban farm, with rainwater catchment, native pollinator-attracting perennials, fruit trees, veggie beds, and a three-chicken coop.
- Landscape Architecture – Associate of Arts, Merritt College, Oakland, CA
- Communication Design – Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of North Texas, Denton, TX
- Permaculture Design Certificate – Lost Valley Education Center, Dexter, OR
- Qualified Water Efficient Landscape Professional & Certified EPA WaterSense Partner
- Landscape Advisory Committee – East Bay Municipal Utilities District, Oakland, CA
- Weather-Based Irrigation Controllers – Ewing Irrigation
- Landscape Lighting Design – Vista Professional Outdoor Lighting
- Interlocking Paver Training – Calstone
Ian Elsborg is our student intern who is currently working on his AA degree in Landscape Architecture from Oakland’s Merritt College. He will then finish off his BS in Landscape Architecture at UC Berkeley or Davis before launching his full time career as a Landscape Architect designer. Ian has an eye for detail and is an enthusiastic and positive contributor to the SFLA team.