AMS Landscape Design Studios creates living outdoor architecture for homeowners with discriminating taste who appreciate creative and unique environments.
“The residential landscape is much more than decorative. It is an extension of the homeowner’s taste and lifestyle, the residence’s architecture and interior design, and the many roles of outdoor living – entertaining, relaxation, contemplation and recreation. Landscape is an integral part of the home – it extends the sight lines and boundaries of rooms and unleashes the limits of imagination.” Drew Sivgals, AMS Landscape Design Studios
AMS Landscape Design Studios works with diverse and complex structural and geographical features, bringing inventive ideas for solutions that are both fresh and practical. Each design takes into consideration the homeowner’s desire for:
- Elegant swimming pools, reflecting pools and spa retreats
- Pool houses, cabanas, solid roof structures, open beam patio covers and house extended dining rooms
- Fireplace rooms, freestanding fireplaces, fire accents and features
- Outdoor cook centers / kitchens, sports bar environments and resort-like ‘swim-up’ bars
- Sports courts, tennis and other recreation activity centers
- Outdoor restrooms, change rooms and showers
- Vineyards, orchards, vegetable gardens, including formal citrus and rose gardens
Design elements to be included:
- Garden accents: sculptures, pottery, garden art and focal elements
- Refined stonework, accent tile work and wrought iron trellis systems
- Regal specimen trees, mature plantings and themed planting environments
Working primarily with clients in Orange County, California, AMS collaborates with architects, civil and structural engineers, soil scientists and other professionals to assure that sound construction is a seamless, integrated part of the overall design. In addition to coordinating contractors and overseeing the construction and installation of landscaping, AMS can provide referrals to expert gardeners, landscape maintenance firms, and arborists to assure the continued health and beauty of the plantings.
To each landscape concept, Drew Sivgals and his design team bring extraordinary vision, creativity and experience. After he earned his Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (BLA) degree from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Drew has traveled and studied extensively in Europe and Australia, continually expanding his knowledge of both historic and contemporary design. He spent a year in Australia completing courses at the University of Canberra and graduate level courses at the University of Melbourne. Drew was also awarded an internship with Walt Disney Imagineering where he worked on a variety of theme park projects, including Tokyo Disney Seas and Disney’s California Adventure. Additionally, he has worked on large commercial and custom home developments and community master planning projects such as Turtle Ridge and Playa Vista.
As a full member of the American Society of Landscape Architects, as well as being involved with the Residential Landscape Design Professional Interest Network, Drew Sivgals shall ensure that every project and corresponding design meet or exceed its strict standards and by laws.
Drew Sivgals has received honors from both the American Society of Landscape Architects (Award of Honor) and the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (Award of Merit).