John Hykes is a landscape architect with over 17 years of professional experience in large public works projects to private residential design. Originally from North Carolina, John dug ditches with a landscape contractor in Chapel Hill for hands-on residential construction experience before moving to California to pursue his education in Landscape Architecture. While in the Bay Area he devoted his career to working on public projects informed by an extensive community outreach process with effective facilitation and consensus building.
Throughout his time working on public projects, he kept his residential design skills honed by developing DIY plans for friends and clients, or preparing full design plans for contractor bid and installation.
JOHN HAS RETURNED TO HIS HOME STATE TO PURSUE HIS FIRST PASSION OF RESIDENTIAL DESIGN WITH AN OPPORTUNITY TO GET HIS HANDS DIRTY.
John is an avid gardener and continues to learn and develop his plant palette and skills in residential design-build for the southeast. He enjoys working with homeowners to problem solve drainage issues or program spaces while creating beautiful and functional residential landscapes.
John has a Masters in Landscape Architecture from the University of California at Berkeley (MLA 2001).