Our Service Mission

Our services are designed for the environmentally responsible home or business who wants to be green. Whether you are concerned with the environmental impacts of your landscaping or you want to make a healthy change to organics, our services are for you!

Meet The Team

Zach Steeber

Owner, Licensed Landscape Contractor

Gary Garcia

Design Principal

Zach Steeber

Owner, Licensed Landscape Contractor

Zach attended California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, earning a Bachelors of Science in Agricultural Science and a minor in Horticulture and Residential Landscape Design in 2006. At Cal Poly he was trained in horticulture, arboriculture, plant materials, botany, irrigation design, landscape construction, residential landscape design, and environmental design. In addition to his Cal Poly curriculum, Zach studied at Cornell University in 2004 for two semesters. His time spent in Ithaca, New York focused on agricultural business and science. This experience allowed him to study landscape design in a different cultural and environmental climate.

At Cal Poly his talents grew, creative boundaries expanded but his passion has remained to sustainable landscaping. As part of the on-going concerns with our environment, and the advancement of our profession Zach studied under Professor Rutherford. Under his guidance Zach began to learn about sustainable practices in landscape through rotational grazing. This sparked an interest and it became an endless journey of knowledge in sustainable landscaping. Any book that Zach could find on the subject and enrolling in courses ignited his passion even further. Through environmental decision making Zach believes we can make a green impact locally that will make a difference globally. Everyone can be green, one step at a time!

Gary Garcia

Design Principal

Gary studied at the University of Southern California (USC), where he received his Masters of Landscape Architecture as well as his Graduate Certificate of Urbanism and Architecture in 2010. During this time, he aggressively explored the possibilities of overlaying landscape design based program uses with cultural and social trends. This resulted in a set of design strategies that reformed and enhanced the approach of creating urban environments and experiences, within the climate of political negotiation, social and cultural trends, infrastructure, and ecological systems.This research originally developed from the multi-disciplinary program at Otis College of Art and Design's Architecture/Landscape/Interiors program, which fueled his intellectual and professional interest in our understandings of the "private and public" living spaces we inhabit.

While completing his Associate of Architecture, Gary began his professional career by working as a designer for Robert Treman Architecture. Since then, he has held several professional internships with SWA Group and designed for Valley Crest Design Group,; both reputable international design firms in the fields of Planning, Landscape Architecture and Urban Design. Most notably, he worked as Senior Designer for Earth Asia Design Group in Shanghai, China and KAS Design Company in Shenzhen, China. In these positions he established and led Concept Development of Urban Designs, dealing with private commercial architecture and cultural public landscapes.

Living Green Designs Professional Awards

2015 CLCA Beautification Outstanding Achievement Award Residential Design/Build

2015 CLCA Beautification Outstanding Achievement Award Commercial Design/Build

2015 Westside Urban Forum Public/Open Space Design Award

2014 KCET NELA Placemaking Design Competition Honorable Mention “Wayfinding Systems”

Selected Client Lists

Community Corporation

Santa Monica, CA

  • Design Build
  • Construction Management
  • Affordable Housing
  • Sustainable Installation

B.H. Properties

Huntington Beach, CA

  • Design Build
  • Construction Management
  • Sustainable Installation
  • Custom Fabrication

Hunt Enterprises

Torrance, CA

  • Design Build
  • Sustainable Installation
  • Prime Consultant

Ocean Breeze Villas

Huntington Beach, CA

  • Master Planning
  • Custom Furnishings
  • Sustainable Design

Riverside Plaza

Riverside, CA

  • Urban Design
  • Landscape Design
  • Urban Retail Plaza

Majestic Properties

Van Nuys, CA

  • Master Planning
  • Sustainable Design
  • Native Planting
  • Material Sourcing

Toyota Dealership

Manhattan Beach, CA

  • Project Manager
  • Landscape Design
  • Vertical Planting
  • Coastal Planting

Threshold Interactive

Culver City, CA

  • Design Build
  • Construction Management
  • Sustainable Installation
  • Custom Fabrication

Wanderlust Yoga

Hollywood, CA

  • Design Build
  • Sustainable Installation
  • Construction Management
  • Custom Fabrication

Santa Barbara Library

Santa Barbara, CA

  • Project Manager
  • Landscape Design
  • File Management
  • Design Development

Hollywood Central Park

Hollywood, CA

  • Design Development
  • Graphic Design
  • Model Design

Lujiazui Capital Plaza

Shanghai, China

  • Urban Design
  • Landscape Design
  • Natural Systems
  • Sustainable Design