About Us

Our Landscape Designer

As a landscape designer, I find few roles as rewarding as strengthening the connection between people and place using the universal languages of landscape and art. I studied Landscape Architecture with the goal of learning how to integrate the natural world with the realities and needs of a modern society. Prior to my current career in residential and commercial landscape design, I worked with local community treasures Native Seeds/SEARCH and Trees for Tucson, promoting the value of native landscapes for everything from community building to food sourcing. For nearly a decade I’ve studied and educated others on the benefits of an integrated, environmentally appropriate landscape on every scale, and each of my designs is infused with that passion. My favorite part of working with clients is introducing and educating new Tucsonans about the beauty of their new desert home, which is so often wildly different than what they are used to. I love the work of a Landscape Designer!

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OUR CLIENTS LOVE US!

Dawna has a natural eye for design. With her vast breath of knowledge and years of experience, Dawna redefines the meaning of creativity by bringing comfort and class into any outdoor area. More importantly, Dawna is dependable and professional. We really enjoyed working with Dawna on our back yard project. She listened intently to all of our requests and worked patiently with our indecisiveness. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Dawna to anyone!

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Mariel R.

Dawna was terrific. We live out of town, but were re-doing our 2nd home in Tucson. She was so easy to work with, and always went the extra mile. She sent pictures, went shopping for us, did great plans, and even supervised the installation. We would highly recommend her for any landscaping job. When we arrived at our house after the work was completed, it looked fantastic. It was a wonderful experience and we are delighted we chose to work with Illume and Dawna.

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Larry H.

Dawna's love of the outdoors is evident in her designs. She goes the extra mile for her clients and creates work that blends man-made with nature-made so seamlessly. I've had the pleasure of seeing several of her designs come to fruition and am always astounded by her work.

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Amber F.

Dawna's love of the outdoors is evident in her designs. She goes the extra mile for her clients and creates work that blends man-made with nature-made so seamlessly. I've had the pleasure of seeing several of her designs come to fruition and am always astounded by her work.

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ajmedina3

My landscape construction company just finished a large project in Oro Valley that Dawna designed. Dawna is a great landscape designer. There were a lot of moving parts on this job and I was very impressed with how organized she was every step of the way. Not only is she a very talented designer, she is also a very thoughtful person and a joy to work with. I can’t say enough about Dawna and I look forward to working with her on our other upcoming projects.

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gemmint100

Dawna's love of the outdoors is evident in her designs. She goes the extra mile for her clients and creates work that blends man-made with nature-made so seamlessly. I've had the pleasure of seeing several of her designs come to fruition and am always astounded by her work.

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Amber F.