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.