Segal Shuart Landscape Architects, established in 2014, provides thoughtful design to commercial, public, and residential clients throughout Southern California. Whether a park, plaza, or residential garden, we believe that landscapes should be purposeful, sustainable, and sensitive to their context.
We are engaged in our projects from concept through construction, and we seek a thorough understanding of each site and its users. It is that understanding that forms the backbone of our design process.
Josh Segal, Partner
A licensed landscape architect, Josh has been serving public and private clients throughout Southern California and beyond for 15 years. His projects have included public realm urban spaces, transit-oriented design, ecological design, large-scale community and town planning, single-family/multi-family residential, and recreation projects. As a project manager and designer, he has provided leadership during outreach, master planning, schematic design, construction documentation, and implementation. Josh believes that the most successful projects are those that balance function, beauty, and maintenance.
Prior to co-founding Segal Shuart, Josh spent 8 years with AECOM (formerly EDAW) working on residential, institutional, and municipal projects, and began his career with Pamela Burton and Company. Josh holds a bachelors of arts degree in Communication from UC San Diego, and a Master of Landscape Architecture degree from Cal Poly Pomona.
Julia Shuart, Partner
A licensed Landscape Architect, Julia has well over a decade of professional design experience. She prides herself on developing close client and consultant relationships and brings a high level of professionalism, communication, and sophistication to her work. She has been involved in a wide range of public and private sector projects, including mixed-use developments, institutional, and high-end residential properties. Julia began her professional career at AECOM (formerly EDAW) where, for five years, she worked on public realm urban spaces, streetscapes, transit-oriented and ecological design, community planning, and recreation, predominantly in the greater Los Angeles area.
Julia considers landscape architecture an art form and strives to successfully juxtapose architecture, natural systems, infrastructure and unique site conditions while balancing client budgets and user needs. She pays attention to detail and is meticulous and engaged. Julia holds bachelors of arts degrees in Studio Art and German from UCLA, a Master in Landscape Architecture degree from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design, and sits on the Westwood Community Design Review Board.
Mercedes Llorente, Designer
Mercedes was born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She spent her early childhood living in the countryside where she developed her passion for nature and the outdoors. After getting her degree in Landscape Planning and Design from the University of Buenos Aires, Mercedes worked at a landscape design firm and later established her own business. Her relocation to California brought her the opportunity to be part of a team again.
Over 14 years managing and designing residential projects have given Mercedes the experience and knowledge to understand the intricacies of the relationship between client, designer, and contractor.
Mercedes admires nature’s simplicity and strives to bring its beauty closer to people. Mercedes considers herself an explorer of natural space, and enjoys hitting the California road in search of new destinations and landscapes.
Sandra Wong, Designer
Sandra Wong received her Bachelor’s degree from UC Davis in Community Development and Landscape Architecture, and her Master’s degree from USC in Landscape Architecture. She has 5 years of experience in projects ranging from streetscape improvements, community parks, theme parks, mixed-use development & residential projects.
Sandra is passionate about designing great spaces for the local community as well as playspaces for a child’s development. Outside of the studio, Sandra spends much of her time outdoors, hiking and camping.