Founded by award-winning architect Karen Aitken in 1983, Aitken & Associates designs renowned landscapes for the most leading edge communities in California.


Since graduating Cal-Poly San Luis Obispo, Karen has been developing her award-winning practice for over 35 years, working on a variety of important projects including Bonfante Gardens, the Santa Cruz Boardwalk, and numerous high-profile residential landscapes. Karen continues her practice from beautiful Gilroy, California, and serves clients in and around the LA and Bay Areas.

Karen founded Aitken & Associates as a Landscape Architecture firm serving the unique needs of Northern California.  Our reputation is based, in part, upon listening and responding to our clients’ unique needs, and in creating delightful environments tailored to their wishes and desires.  We take pride in creating thoughtful, innovative and environmentally conscious landscapes, which will serve you for years to come.