Karen Aitken and Associates is a professional consulting firm that specializes in full-scope landscape architectural services for large-scale commercial and residential projects. The firm also provides assistance in master planning and landscape construction.

We have a wide range of project work, from backyards to world-famous theme parks, gardens to gold courses, villas to luxurious resorts. Additionally, Karen Aitken & Associates has designed thousands of residential projects of all scales, throughout the extended Bay Area and Monterey Areas. To view our residential projects, please click here.


Here are just a few additional examples of our work:


Civic and Institutional:

Campbell Community Center – Campbell, CA

Santa Clara Youth Center – Santa Clara, CA

Campbell Historical Museum – Campbell, AL

The Morgan Hill House – Morgan Hill, CA

Gilroy Public Library – Gilroy, CA

The Math Institute – San Martin, CA

Living Word Christian Center Landscape Renovation – Fremont, CA

Mission San Juan Bautista Masterplan – San Juan Bautista, CA

Neighborhood Church Campus Expansion & Landscape Masterplan – Castro Valley, CA

Shadow Mountain Baptist Church – Morgan Hill, CA

South Valley Christian Center Landscape Masterplan – Gilroy, CA

Wheeler Manor Senior Assisted Living Center – Gilroy, CA


Gilroy High School Renovation Masterplan – Gilroy, CA

Sobrato High School Agricultural Center Masterplan – Morgan Hill, CA


Eagle Ridge Homeowners Association – Gilroy, CA

Overlook Plaza – Harkin Slough Wetlands – Watsonville, CA

Villagio Subdivision Wetlands & Streetscape – Gilroy, CA


Loma Prieta Amphitheater Redwood Grove – Los Gatos, CA

Riverside RV Park – San Jose, CA

Winchester Mystery House Garden and Reception Areas – San Jose, CA

Bonfante Gardens Horticultural Theme Park – Gilroy, CA

Paramount’s Great America Theme Park – Santa Clara, CA

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk – Santa Cruz, CA

Commercial Projects:

Elks Lodge – Garden Wedding Terrace – Gilroy, CA

Goldsmith Seed Company Display Gardens – Gilroy, CA

Headstart Seeds Nursery Masterplan and Demonstration Gardens – Gilroy, CA

Cinnabar Hills Golf Course – San Jose, CA

Crown Plaza Holiday Inn – San Jose, CA

Calpine Energy Centers – Gilroy & King City, CA

Peterson Tractor – San Martin, CA

Edgewater Shopping Center – Monterey, CA

Overlook Shopping Center – Watsonville, CA

Stone Creek Shopping Center – Monterey, CA

Fernwood Cellars – Gilroy, CA


Village Greens Retirement Community – Gilroy, CA

CordeValle Vineyard Estates – San Martin, CA

Eagle Ridge Golf Course Community – Gilroy, CA

Park Villas Community – San Jose, CA

The Gardens & Alhambra (Subdivisions by KB Homes) – Gilroy & Hollister, CA.

Sobrato Community Apartments – Gilroy, CA.

Meadow Ranch Homeowners Association – Aptos, CA

Independence Square Homes for Public Service Providers

Land Use:

Curtner Transit Plaza – San Jose, CA

Villagio Subdivision Wetlands & Streetscape – Gilroy, CA

South Valley Christian Center Landscape Masterplan – Gilroy, CA

First & Montague Development – San Jose, CA

Xilinx Renovation Master Plan – San Jose, CA