"Design is more than mere decoration. It elevates the human spirit." – Glen Schmidt, FASLA

Creating Signature Spaces

Founded in 1983 by landscape architect and planner, Glen Schmidt, FASLA, Schmidt Design Group, Inc. has provided quality landscape architecture and planning services throughout southern California and the western United States for the past three decades.

We are a client-centered, service-oriented small business dedicated to creating signature spaces that reflect the character and vision of the communities in which we work. The firm is headquartered in San Diego, California with a branch office in Sacramento. We currently hold SLBE certification in the City of San Diego and SBE certification in the State of California.

Areas of Expertise
  • Parks and Open Space
  • Urban In–Fill/Mixed–Use Developments
  • Campus Planning and Design
  • Healthcare/Healing Gardens
  • Commercial and Industrial Sites
  • Design-Build Collaborations
  • Office and Retail Environments
  • Multi-Family and Single-Family Residential
  • Public School Facilities
  • Low Impact Design and Stormwater Management
  • Affordable Housing
  • Museums and Interpretive Facilities

Some of Our Distinguished Awards

To date, Schmidt Design Group, Inc. has been honored with over 120 awards for design and technical excellence. Over the past 35 years, Schmidt Design Group, Inc. has worked countless hours alongside clients and communities to craft spaces that have been recognized as providing an enduring and environmentally responsible legacy.

Orchid Awards
American Society of Landscape Architects
American Public Works Association
California Park and Recreation Society
National Awards
Other Awards

“People are your assets. Great people working as a team make a great company.” – Glen Schmidt, FASLA

Meet our Team

Sustainability at Schmidt

Schmidt Design Group, Inc. has a historic and passionate commitment to environmental sensitivity. The entire staff unites under a sustainable design philosophy with the end goal of making a lasting positive impact on the communities in which we work.


A Word From Our Clients

Schmidt Design Group, Inc. cherishes and appreciates our clients.  They are why we exist and they know their business better than anyone.  Our clients help define who we are as a firm – their diversity reflects ours and their commitment to sustainability and innovation continue to be one of our greatest sources of inspiration.