Gary Mason: Principal Landscape ArchitectAs the Principal Landscape Architect and founder of Sanctuary Landscape Architecture, Gary Mason’s commitment to developing sustainable and transformational spaces guides every design exploration. Gary recognizes that outdoor spaces, even the smallest pocket garden, convey a true spirit of place. This understanding, balanced with artistry, craftsmanship, and environmental sensitivity, allows Gary to respond mindfully to clients’ needs and desires, and to the architecture informing these outdoor spaces.

Gary became fascinated with sustainability as a founding member of the Organic Farm Project at the University of California Santa Cruz. He then earned a Bachelor’s of Landscape Architecture and Finance and a Master’s of Urban Design from Arizona State University. After collaborating with renowned Landscape Architects Christy Ten Eyck Gary and Calvin Abe, Gary launched Sanctuary Landscape Architecture in 2006.

Elisabeth Weinstein: Design AssociateElisabeth studied Fine Art at the San Francisco Art Institute and the Rhode Island School of Design and graphic design at the Art Center in Pasadena. After working in the communication design field, Elisabeth chose to focus on landscape architecture for the opportunity to create lasting, meaningful environments. A trained painter, Elisabeth loves to experiment with color, texture and seasonality in her landscape designs, and is particularly fond of the California Coastal plant palette.

Kathy Aronstam: Marketing and Design Consultant
Kathy’s love of art, architecture and design led to a career focus in design and marketing. With a BA in Art History from Lake Forest College and University of Virginia, Kathy has worked for many iconic American furniture companies and as a creative talent agent. Kathy lends her marketing expertise and keen eye to Sanctuary’s exterior site furnishings and assisting clients in selecting pieces to make their gardens truly exceptional.