Cris Franklin has dedicated her career to creating timeless exterior spaces for unique properties. In 2010, after two decades of practice in resort and hospitality projects, Cris committed her focus to residential and estate gardens, bringing her considerable expertise to the creation of sophisticated exterior environments where people relax, play and thrive. Her exposure to gardens of varied scale around the world has strongly informed her design philosophy. Delivering successful projects that are expressive of the unique qualities of people and place remain her passion.
Cris has won numerous awards for both her residential and resort work, which have been showcased in Elle Décor, Garden Design Magazine, Forbes.com, Conde Nast Traveler, Travel & Leisure, and Town & Country Travel, among other publications. After receiving her bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture from California Polytechnic State University, Cris began her design career with two prominent resort design firms before founding InSite Landscape Architecture and Planning, an international award-winning design firm that successfully executed many estate gardens and recognized destinations in the US and abroad.
Corey Brooks first fell in love with beautiful gardens early in his life during an impromptu day spent at the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina. A legacy project of Frederick Law Olmstead, the Biltmore gardens showcase the intentional design and attention to detail that would inspire Corey years later to study Landscape Architecture. After receiving his bachelor’s degree in landscape architecture from the Michigan State University School of Planning, Design and Construction, he joined the Lake Tahoe office of Design Workshop, an international planning and design firm. There Corey was instrumental in completing a variety of complex projects including resort and hospitality, urban design/mixed use and estate residential gardens. Corey then launched his own successful landscape design firm, specializing in residential estate properties on both the California and Nevada shorelines of Lake Tahoe.
Upon relocating to the Bay Area, Corey has continued to craft exquisite garden spaces, from expansive estate properties to intimate urban oases. He brings the attention to detail that initially inspired him to every project and creates legacy garden spaces for outdoor living.
Corey maintains licenses in the states of California (CA#6115), Arizona (AZ#50616) and Nevada (NV#844)