Raquel Reynolds is an accomplished designer with over 20 years of architectural and landscape design experience on a wide variety of interior and exterior projects in the United States and Brazil. Working with renowned Southern California landscape designer Ann Meshekoff at Ground Effects Design Group and with her own clients, Raquel has conceptualized and completed more than 50 successful landscape projects in Los Angeles and adjacent areas.
Many of Raquel’s projects have included extensive hardscape work such as stone terraces, arbor structures, outdoor rooms and kitchens, swimming pools, custom water features, decks, retaining walls, custom lighting, fire pits, and fireplaces. She has specific training and practice in landscape design for the Southern California region, with deep expertise related to plant selection and climate zones as well as other specialized needs for hillsides, drainage, low water xeriscapes, tropical and foreign species, and organic vegetable gardening.
She also has strong project management and communications skills and is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese. On the majority of her projects she has worked closely with the suppliers, contractors, tradespeople and other members on the design team to ensure that the completed construction met the aesthetic and quality expectations of the client as identified in the project guidelines.
Raquel is a 25 year resident of Los Angeles. Prior to her completion of landscape design and horticultural coursework in the United States, Raquel graduated in architecture at the prestigious Pontificia Universidade Catolica of Paraná, Brazil and holds a registered architect’s license there. Extensive professional references are available upon request.