DESIGN APPROACH:
You have some big ideas for that yard of yours. The kind of ideas that are going to take more than just a lawn mower and some hedge clippers to bring to life. So you hire a landscape designer, tell them your ideas, and then anxiously await the results. And the results are a gigantic piece of paper filled with circles and some strange Latin words that would make Aristotle scratch his head. This wasn’t exactly what you had in mind. The truth is, legit landscape architecture isn’t about filling your property with grass and plants. It’s about creating space for living. For life.

THINK:
Landform Design Group (LFDG) thinks about every inch and action of your outdoor environment to truly capture your vision. Do you want a spacious patio to host big gatherings or a private sanctuary to get away from it all? Is your pool meant for quiet seclusion or for cannonball competitions? Do you dream of warm summer nights sitting around a sparkling fire pit or cool winter nights cuddled up in front of a roaring outdoor fireplace? (We really like fire.)

It’s our job to know the answers—sometimes even before you know the questions. We see the soul of a space: its potential, its promise, its place in your everyday life. And our one-of-a-kind process goes like this:

COMMUNICATE:
You speak to us. Your site speaks to us. And we come back with a design meant to thrill your dreams, your realities, and yes, even your budget. lets you commit to the design package that feels best. Take advantage of our talents (Package 1: Custom landscape concept). Love us for our minds (Package 2: Ridiculously detailed construction plans). Or admire our brute strength (Package 3: We connect you with the best wholesale bids and skill sets, then coordinate the whole affair).

PROCESS:
It’s a process that LFDG has been perfecting since 2003. A real lifestyle doesn’t just extend down the hallways. It extends out the doors. So you need somebody to sweat the big picture. The little details. And you’ll take comfort in the answers you hear.

Can you do the work yourself? Yes. Can we finish it in phases? Yes. Can you budget for extras later? Yes! Can we take care of everything? Yes. When you’re thinking about landscaping, go with the designers known for thinking all the details through. You’ll just have one thing left to say: Yessss!

Meet Your Professional Team

JAYSON KING

Founding Principal/Design Director

Drawing on over 14 years of passionate commitment to the profession of landscape architecture, along with over 22 years of construction management involvement, Jayson is the founding principal and design director at Landform Design Group. Through his professional experience Jayson has had the opportunity to work on a diversified range of project types that include urban renewal, park design, large scale planning, estate planning, and private residential gardens. Jayson philosophy is simple: “Creating a seamless connection between the designed and built environment”. Through this philosophy, and a commitment to excellence, Jayson has been able to lead the collaboration of distinctive landscapes and memorable environments for Landform Design Group.

Professional Background:
- MGB+A the Grassli Group, Salt Lake City, Utah_2000-2001
- Downing, Thorpe, and James Architects (DTJ Design, Inc.), Boulder, Colorado_2001 – 2003
- Landform Design Group (LFDG), Salt Lake City, Utah_2003 – Present

Key Projects:
- Over 40 Full Design/Management Projects
- Over 700 Design Development/Construction Documentation Projects
- ATI Titanium Headquarters/Facility – Tooele, UT
- Boulevard Gardens Multi-Family and Senior Housing
- The Grange, Broomfield, Colorado
- Pronghorn, POD 79, Bend, Oregon
- Deer Ridge Park, Draper, Utah (Suncrest Development)
- The Village Green Pocket Park at Suncrest, Draper, Utah
- Clyde Companies Corporate Headquarters, Orem, Utah
- Wollam Office Building – Sandy, UT
- Canterbury Inn Rooftop – Melbourne, Australia
- Draper Park Café – Draper, UT
- Kings Landing, Nephi, Utah
- Bloom Retail and Office Center, Bluffdale, Utah
- T.A.T.C. (Tooele Applied Technology College) with DFCM and USU Extension – Tooele, UT
- Alpine Arts Theatre – Alpine, UT

DEBORAH HANNA

Office Manager

Deborah is an extremely valuable member of the Landform Design Group Team. As office manager to LFDG, along with our sister companies, LFDG CARE and LFDG FURNISH, Deborah plays a key role in client communication, office organization, along with multiple administration duties. She brings over 10 years of office management experience to LFDG, a passion for gardening, and a love of design. Her ability to handle multiple tasks, responsibilities, and personalities, allows her to keep the LFDG Studio running effectively and efficiently throughout the weeks.

Professional Background:

- Hanna Dental, Office Manager, Cottonwood Heights, Utah_2008-2012

- The Cicero Group, Center Manager/Executive Interviewer, Salt Lake City, Utah_2007-2008

- Norris Canyon Dentistry, San Ramon, California_2001-2006

- Landform Design Group (LFDG), Salt Lake City, Utah_2013 -- Present

- LFDG CARE, Salt Lake City, Utah_2013 -- Present

- LFDG FURNISH, Salt Lake City, Utah_2013 -- Present

DEREK LAMB

BECKY MERKLEY

LANDSCAPE DESIGNER

Education:

UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY

Bachelor of Science: Residential Landscape Design & Construction 2013-2016

BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY- IDAHO

Associates of Science: Horticulture 2009-2013

Professional Organizations:

American Horticulture Society

Utah Nursery and Landscape Association

Bio:

Beginning at a young age while pruning her mother’s roses Becky discovered a passion and appreciation for all things plant related. She loves designing innovative and memorable outdoor living spaces to be experienced and enjoyed by all. Balancing her training, along with her passion, Becky understands both beauty and functionality in the environment. This understanding allows Becky to translate pen and paper to real life spaces. Outside of work, Becky loves all things outdoors, reading, and attending live music events!

Professional Background:

- Landform Design Group (LFDG), Salt Lake City, Utah_2018--Present

- Meadow Brook Design, American Fork, Utah_2018

- Utah Landscaping, Bluffdale, Utah_2017-2018

- J&L Garden Center, Bountiful, Utah_2013-2017

Key Projects:

- Rogers Residence, Alpine, Utah

- Chapman Residence, Highland, Utah

- England Residence, Sandy, Utah

- Miller Residence, Sandy, Utah

- Chambers Residence, Mapleton, Utah

- McReynolds Residence, Bountiful, Utah

- Marble Residence, Riverside, Utah

- Petit Residence, Farmington, Utah

- Webb Residence, Farmington, Utah

- Waddell Residence, North Salt Lake, Utah

- Sim Residence, Bountiful, Utah

- Moore Residence, Bountiful, Utah

- Brockbank Residence, Highland, Utah

- Taylor Residence, Riverton, Utah

BENJI WILLIAMSON

PROJECT MANAGER/LANDSCAPE DESIGNER

Education:

KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY

Master of Landscape Architecture 2012-2015

BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY

Bachelor of Landscape Management 2006-2010

Awards:

1st Place EPA Rainworks Challenge

ASLA Central States Merit Award

ASLA Central States Honor Award

Bio:

Benji started in the landscape industry when he got his first (bubble) lawnmower at the age of 2. Early on he spent many years gaining experience in landscape maintenance and then decided to get his undergraduate degree in Landscape Management from Brigham Young University. After several more years of landscape maintenance and construction training, Benji went back to school to do graduate studies in Landscape Architecture at Kansas State University. While at school he learned the importance and joy that comes from creating and spending time in beautiful and well-designed spaces. His professional experience ranges in scale from designing small backyards to large regional parks. Benji’s enthusiasm and abilities focus on design and construction management (because if you can’t build it then why dream it?). Benji enjoys reading, the outdoors and spending time with his family.

Professional Background:

-Stratton & Bratt Landscape, Pleasant Grove, Utah_2015-2016

-Norris Design, Tucson, Arizona_2017-2018

-Architectural Nexus, Salt Lake City, Utah_2018-2019

-Landform Design Group (LFDG), Salt Lake City, Utah_2019-Present

Key Projects:

-10+ Religious Buildings, Various Locations

-10+ Multi-family Projects, Various Locations

-Daybreak Library, South Jordan, Utah

-Kearns Library, Kearns, Utah

-Jesse Owens Park, Tucson, Arizona

-Rudy Garcia Park, Tucson, Arizona

JEFF RICHARDSON

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT/COMMERCIAL LEAD

Education:

CALIFORNIA POLYTECHNIC STATE UNIVERSITY, SAN LUIS OBISPO

Bachelor of Landscape Architecture

2008-2012

Professional Licensure:

Utah Professional Landscape Architect #11166857-5301

Bio:

Jeff is a registered Landscape Architect in the State of Utah who is passionate about creating outdoor spaces that fit within the fabric of the surrounding environment and architecture. Over Jeff’s seven years of landscape architecture experience, he has designed and managed a variety of multi-family structures, corporate campuses, and mixed-use projects. These past projects have allowed Jeff to be tasked with translating designs into buildable, finished spaces that cater to the intended users. Jeff enjoys spending his free time outdoors with various hobbies. This appreciation of nature is a driving force for wanting to find unique ways to design and modernize cities, while connecting people to the landscape.

Professional Background:

- Landform Design Group (LFDG), Salt Lake City, Utah, 2019 - Present

- In-Site Landscape Architecture, San Diego, CA / Buffalo, NY 2017-2019

- Groundlevel Landscape Architecture, San Diego, CA 2015-2017

- GMP Landscape Architecture, San Diego, CA 2013-2015

Key Projects:

- Broadstone (Olympus) - Corsair Apartments, San Diego, California

- Suberry Properties – Millenia Place / Millenia Commons, Chula Vista, California

- H.G. Fenton – Piazza della Famiglia, San Diego, California

- Millenia Apartments – Pulse Millenia, Chula Vista, California

- Woodside Homes – Roripaugh Ranch, Temecula, California

- Touchstone Communities – Park Circle, Valley Center, California

- Irvine Apartment Communities – Del Rio Apartment Renovations, San Diego, California

- Welk Resorts – Welk Recreation Master Plan, San Marcos, California

- Palomar Medical – Palomar Rehabilitation Hospital, Escondido, California

- H.G. Fenton - Urbana East Village Flats, San Diego, California

- Cruzan Realty – San Diego Google/Arris Campus, San Diego, California

- Associated Estates Realty Co. – Warner Place Artist Lofts – Woodland Hills, California

- Kilroy Realty – One Paseo Commercial and Offices, San Diego, California

- Sudberry Properties – Elevation Corporate Campus, Rancho Bernardo, California

- JPI – Jefferson Platinum Triangle Apartments, Anaheim, California

- BioMed Realty – Towne Centre Court Corporate Campus, San Diego, California