My name is Ananda. I am a landscape architectural designer and artist living in coastal southern California with my wonderful husband, who never ceases to amaze me everyday with his sweetness and generosity. I am inspired by the gorgeous nature around me, and the amazing people I encounter everyday.I spent six fun-filled years in art school, exploring nature and painting. When I got my MFA, my only career ambition was “What kind of job allows one to be outside?” Through some luck and synchronicity, I met my mentor, a visionary designer who guided me to find my passion in green design and landscape architecture.I see our universe as a connected web of life. Our role as designers is to create places and objects of beauty and harmony, to enhance the well-being of not only humans, but all species of life.Among all the design projects I have worked on from unique residences to international resorts, I find myself most inspired by creations that are spontaneous, fresh, and coming from hearts of individuals living their unique life experiences.