Landwell Design + Build Co. is made up of a diverse team of creative professionals; we are an assemblage of designers, artists, builders and horticulturists whose collective experience and ingenuity constitutes a unique perspective that transcends the traditional bounds of landscape design and construction. We’re deeply rooted in the Central Coast, with bachelor's degrees in Landscape Architecture and Environmental Horticulture from Cal Poly. Our professional experience includes collaborative design work at a major multi-disciplinary design firm, skilled horticultural maintenance, residential and commercial landscape design and construction, graphic design, carpentry, photography and interior design.


As born adventurers, our team members spend a significant amount of free time exploring and pulling inspiration from the natural world, so the outdoor spaces we design are strongly influenced by the texture, repetition and balance of native landscapes. We are equally attracted to the minimalism and restraint of modern architecture and interiors; contemporary spaces that are constructed with intention and precision that utilize forward-thinking and environmentally-conscious methods and materials. We love that communal outdoor spaces have the ability to bring people together, and we are constantly motivated to use what inspires us in innovative ways to create inviting landscapes centered around spending time outside.

Design Approach

Our design aesthetic is contemporary, with an emphasis on simplicity and functionality. The clean lines and modern, geometric forms we develop are softened by plant material, gently blurring the division between the built and natural landscape. We consider architecture, interior design and project location, and integrate those essential components into a design that embodies the collaborative vision we establish with each client. Selecting only site-appropriate materials, we can complete each outdoor space with landscape lighting, site furnishings and decor; we execute each design and installation with an acute attention to detail, so no small item is overlooked.

Client Experience

We strive to make the design and construction process a pleasant, stress-free experience for every client. Our creative process allows for clients to be as involved as they’d like to be along the way; we welcome and value input that will help us understand and achieve each client’s ideas for their space. Our goal is to create a working atmosphere where our clients know that communication and respect are as equally important to us as transforming their yard into a beautiful and functional outdoor space for them to enjoy. Throughout the course of each project, we hope to form relationships that will last long after the work is complete.

Jon Svehla and his crew re-landscaped the yard for a home I own in Nipomo, and I could not be more pleased. He and his crew worked very hard, and the job was completed much more quickly than I anticipated. His crew was always pleasant and respectful. Jon is professional, competent and organized, yet also down-to-earth and easy to work with.
— Kim, Grover Beach