About Landsystems

Landsystems and Associates, founded in 1986 by Linda Shotwell, is a collaborative team of professionals, dedicated to ecological, site appropriate landscape design. Our wide network of local consultants and excellent relationships with local agencies broaden the expertise of services offered and assure project success.


Linda Shotwell, principal designer, is committed to innovative design solutions that integrate function, style and budget.  She specializes in a broad spectrum of professional landscape services that include local residential and commercial design, site and space planning for large rural properties, plant procurement, construction and maintenance commissioning, planting and irrigation plans. She is responsible for conceptual and final designs, specifications and detailing, field construction administration, contract negotiations, project management, budgeting and scheduling.


Linda’s noteworthy career accomplishments include the landscape design and specifications for the Gold LEED Certified Hayward Building Systems Facility in Santa Maria, California. Another career milestone was the design, specifications and field construction administration for a 400-acre watershed restoration. The project was implemented in conjunction with the Morro Bay National Estuary Program, under the jurisdiction of the Environmental Projection Agency and the Regional Water Quality Control Board.


As a sole proprietor of a small design firm for 23 years, she has trained and managed both interns and associates in all aspects of design from concept to completion. After converting to CAD drafting in 2000 she has developed a customized drawing system, including detail library, plant library and construction documents formats.


B.S. Environmental Horticulture

M.S.A. Soil Science & Landscape Rehabilitation

Horticulture Consultant, UCMG

Associations and Memberships

Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD)

American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association

National Association of Professional Women in Landscape

Pacific Horticulture

Garden Conservancy

Sierra Club


CLGA Statewide Trophy Awards. 1st place Residential Renovation

Lompoc Beautification Award – Parks and Open Space

Hayward Building Systems Facility LEED Gold

Obispo Beautiful Award (OBA) Residential Landscape Design

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