About Katie...

Katie Seidenwurm has been practicing Landscape Architecture since 1996 in both California and Oregon. Katie grew up in San Diego and considers it home. She has a passion for the native vegetation and has an appreciation for the unique climates and microclimates of the region. Focusing on residential design, she can tailor designs to clients' individual needs. "Sometimes people just want a good view from their kitchen window - we can do that," says Katie.

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While in Oregon, Katie worked at one of the state's largest Landscape Architecture firms, Walker Macy, where she worked on a variety of public projects including universities, schools, government buildings and parks. She also worked for a large landscape contractor, Big Sky Landscaping, where she learned the intricacies of construction. In addition to working in the design field, she taught Landscape Design at the Community College level and was a visiting instructor at the University of Oregon.

Recently, Katie was on a team of instructors at the San Diego Botanical Garden where she taught homeowners how to create WaterSmart Landscapes. Homeowners were guided through the process of lawn removal, planting drought-tolerant plants, and installing drip-irrigation systems. 

Katie is a licensed Landscape Architect in the State of California. She is now on a board of professionals to write licensing test material and review existing exam questions. She enjoys giving back to her profession. 

Her degrees include a Bachelor of Science in Communication and a Masters of Landscape Architecture from Cornell University.

Katie has a passion for introducing gardening to kids. She has been a part of several elementary school's gardens and outdoor classrooms. She collaborated on teams to design and build the outdoor spaces.