Business Member Profile: Studio Landscape

It's time for another Business Member shout out, this time to Kathy Nolan, owner of Studio Landscape. Kathy Nolan was an early supporter and director/president of the OVGC. Now it is our turn to thank her for being an OVGC business member.

“I’ve always believed in sustainable practices,” said Kathy on a recent cool Ojai morning. “I know the benefits for the environment and can’t think of a better organization to be aligned with.”

Kathy has lived with her family in Ojai since 1981, and established Studio Landscape in 2008. She brings to her business a vision for the world that goes beyond sustainability and moves towards regenerative design solutions. “We love working responsibly with the land, from wild places to open spaces to the urban core. Relationships matter … people, places, plants, animals, the watershed, the air shed, the soil that supports us all, and everything above, below and in between. We believe this interconnection is vital to creating whole, beautiful and functional landscapes, to honoring those places that need healing and to knowing and understanding those places where we should tread lightly, if at all.”

Studio Landscape is a full-service landscape architectural firm that specializes in visioning, master planning and whole systems design with an emphasis on sustainability and ecology. It offers comprehensive design, consulting and project management services in the residential, public, commercial, hospitality and rural and urban agricultural sectors, incorporating a strong collaborative approach.

Kathy is a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects and the California Landscape Contractors Association. Examples of her work include the landscape design recently used in the renovation of the Libbey Bowl. She was brought into the project by respected architect David Bury, who called her collaboration “A perfect fit.” She is a member of the Ojai City Planning Commission, where she presently chairs the Complete Streets Subcommittee, is a founding member of the Tree Committee, and was the coauthor of the 2009 Ojai Community Forest Management Plan.

Join us in thanking Kathy for her business membership and for all she does to make Ojai a more sustainable and livable community.

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