Fiore Landscape Design (FLD) was founded in 2004 by Michael Fiore, ASLA. Over the past decade FLD’s practice has grown increasingly diverse, expanding from intimate residential gardens to academic campuses, multi-unit dwellings and private member clubs.

Fiore Landscape Design aims to create timeless and harmonious spaces. Characterized by simple and clean design, Fiore Landscape Design believes in creating enduring, innovative landscapes which express cultural ideals and a strong environmental ethic. Expressive design is cultivated from an understanding of the regional landscape, specific conditions of the site and the needs of the client. Inspiration is taken equally from environmental factors and history/culture.

Regardless of the project’s scale, Fiore Landscape Design is committed to creating finely crafted landscapes that are unique to each site. We seek clients who share our vision and want to partner to create exemplary and unique spaces.

Michael Fiore Portrait

Michael Fiore, ASLA

Michael Fiore combines an extensive knowledge of native and exotic plant materials, the history of landscape architecture, architecture, and construction practice with an overriding environmental conservation ethic. As firm Owner with over 15 years of professional experience, he oversees conceptual design, construction documentation and onsite construction observation. Projects include private residences and public spaces in California, New York, Virginia, and Arizona.

His work has been featured in many publications such as Sunset Magazine, CA Home + Design, Angeleno and Elegant Homes.

Matthew Shimer Portrait

Matthew Shimer
Senior Designer

Matthew received an MLA in landscape architecture from Chatham University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with a focus on stormwater management. Since graduating, he has gained years of professional experience in land development, landscape design, project management and documentation. Projects Matthew has worked on range from small to large scale residential, retirement communities, subdivisions, hotels, restaurants and commercial shopping centers. Driven by an environmental ethic, he has also achieved an LEED AP credential in sustainable neighborhood development, and is on-track to receive his license to become a registered landscape architect in the state of California.

Keilan Meertens portrait

Keilan Meertens

Keilan Meertens’s background in landscape design began when he accompanied his father, a landscape contractor, to project sites as a child. Since then, he has cultivated a strong interest in the profession, receiving his BLA from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, in 2016. He is inspired by the transient nature of landscapes and their ability to change over time. Keilan’s project skills include planting design, 3-D graphic representation and construction documentation.