At Tavi Design Group we challenge conventions to improve the quality
of life for our clients.
By questioning standard practices and focusing on the longevity of
each design we are able to fulfill our belief that landscapes need to be
beautiful, resilient, and sustainable. Every project has its constraints
and we view these constraints as opportunities to think outside of
convention, to buck the norm, and create playful, engaging, and
functional landscapes fitted to the specific location.
Founded in 2014 Tavi Design Group is a fully licensed California
Corporation with over a decade of professional experience planning,
designing and constructing exterior spaces. We have been involved in a wide range of project types, including commercial, street improvements, institutional campuses, child care centers, public parks and plazas, multi-family housing, mixed use planning, residential gardens and estate master planning.
Tavi came in to landscape architecture through his passion for art and deep connection to the natural landscapes of California. A sculptor, carpenter, and craftsman, Tavi brings the highest level of detail and rigor to his design work. Over the last decade he has worked for some of Southern California’s premier design firms fostering a philosophy of multi-disciplinary design, environmental stewardship, and regional-cultural relevance.
A native of Santa Monica, Tavi is a licensed Landscape architect in the State of California with a masters degree in Landscape Architecture from California Polytechnic University, Pomona. Tavi’s undergraduate studies were completed at the University of California, Santa Barbara where he received a BA in Art History and minor in fine art.
Eiko Hamada-Ano is a Landscape Designer and a California Native, passionate about energy and water conservation, natural building practices and sustainable urban living. Eiko is trained in architecture, horticulture, landscape design, construction, and fine gardening.
She has been involved in projects from private residential gardens to parks, featuring climate-appropriate gardens, urban food systems, grey-water harvesting, rain catchment systems, natural pools, aquaculture, green roof, and outdoor learning playscapes. She approaches each project integrating holistic solutions that are functional, beautiful, and long-lasting.
Samantha Hauserman is an ecological urban and regional designer committed to creating dynamic, resilient, and multifunctional relationships between built and natural systems. Her passion for the landscape infrastructure approach to reconciling our urban-ecological fabric comes from her conviction that landscape architecture is one of the most critical tools we have in the fight for environmental justice and ecological regeneration.
Samantha received her Master of Landscape Architecture degree from the University of Arizona and her B.S. in Biology from Arizona State University. In addition to her role as a designer at Tavi Design Group, she currently designs, researches, and writes as a part of the Policy & Advocacy team at the non-profit Friends of the Los Angeles River.