garness studio is a design collaborative that creates inter-related residential buildings and environments.
The principal, Daniel Garness brings 30 years of experience in both residential and landscape design to the firm. Prior to establishing his own practice Mr. Garness worked with distinguished Southern California design offices including Marc Appleton, Barton Phelps, Barton Myers, Moore Ruble Yudell, Katherine Spitz, and Nancy Powers. Working with these firms and on his own, Mr. Garness has designed and realized residential projects of a full range of size and complexity in Japan, Korea, and Germany, as well as throughout the United States. Since founding his own firm in 1999, Dan Garness has offered residential and landscape design services in Southern California and Louisiana.
Dan Garness believes that creating continuity between a residence and its landscape is essential for the making of meaningful spaces for habitation, and in providing a sense of connection to the natural world. The firm's attention to the regional impact of landscape and urbanism, as well as the building scale is central to its practice.