Fiore Landscape Design was founded in 2004 by Michael Fiore, ASLA. Ever since, FLD’s practice has grown increasingly diverse, expanding from intimate residential gardens to academic campuses, multi-unit dwellings, private member clubs, restaurants, and iconic hotels.
FLD aims to create timeless and harmonious spaces. Characterized by simple and clean design, FLD 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 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 nearly two decades 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, Los Angeles Times and Elegant Homes.
Matthew Shimer is a California licensed landscape architect and LEED accredited professional with the U.S. Green Building Council. Since receiving a master’s degree, he has gained years of experience from his time as a designer at RGS Associates, project manager at Fiore Landscape Design, freelance consultant and teacher in UCLA Extension’s landscape architecture program. Matthew’s career path has provided him with skills in the design of single and multi-family residential, retirement community, restaurant, commercial, and mixed-use developments.
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.
Denise Tennenini received a degree in Landscape Design from the University of Rome, La Sapienza, Italy, in 2011. Upon graduating, she worked as a freelance designer on projects based in Italy and the United Arab Emirates prior to joining FLD in early 2018. She uses a design approach focused on aesthetics and function, combining her design sensibility and knowledge of European gardens, Mediterranean plants and 3-D visualization.