Landscape Designers: Your Key to a Great Outdoor Living Space
Sonoran Gardens Landscape Design & Construction is proud to feature this month’s designer: Rachel Gioannini
Rachel is an APLD Certified Landscape Designer. She specializes in residential landscape design, incorporating wise plant choices for the fragile desert southwest as well as passive water harvesting and easy-to-implement, earth friendly ideas. Rachel holds both a BFA and an MFA in technical theater, as well as a certificate in landscape design. Her experience in theater taught her about scale, color and rhythm and helped her learn to visualize the impact of landscaping.
Rachel has been working with Sonoran Gardens almost from the first day she became a landscape designer. She worked for a year as the Construction Coordinator, which added immensely to her understanding of the entire construction and installation process. Her designs, installed by Sonoran Gardens, have won ALCA Excellence in Landscaping Awards for the past 3 years running.
Rachel enjoys spending time outdoors when not designing. Her interests include road and mountain biking, backpacking, and hiking. She is actively involved as the treasurer with her loacal APLD district, as well as NAWBO (National Association of Women Business Owners) and her cycling team, Summit Velo. She and her husband, Pat, share their home with three dogs, two cats, a Russian tortoise and a desert box turtle.