Surroundings Studio, LLC is a team of landscape architects, architects and planners serving private and public clients throughout New Mexico, Texas, and North America. Surroundings’ principal team of Faith Okuma, Kenneth Francis and Sandra Donner have over 50 years of combined experience in landscape architecture, strategic and regional planning, community development, master planning, design guidelines, and site development for awarding-winning projects of all scales.
Our goal is to create landscapes and places that will endure and enhance the environment and the people who engage it every day. Surroundings’ approach is collaborative--with our clients, our consultant teams, and the communities we work within.
Our expertise is in creating designs and plans that fit the specific needs and opportunities of each project. Working in the regional southwest, it is our ethos and way of life to focus on energy and water conservation. We are regional leaders in innovative green infrastructure strategies and speak regularly at conferences on the topic. We also aim for project efficiencies to reduce long-term operational costs and foster low-impact sustainable maintenance.