The Pacifica Story

Pacifica Landscapes was founded by David Baxter (Baxter) a fifth generation New Zealander from Christchurch on New Zealand’s South Island. The son of a landscape architect and grandson of a pioneering native plant collector and nurseryman, Baxter grew up talking and thinking about the landscape; natural and constructed. He has spent his career designing and building landscapes and gardens on the shores of the Pacific; in the Pacific Northwest, Australia and New Zealand. Working on design and construction projects ranging from residential landscapes to large parks and commercial developments and with a Master's Degree in Landscape Architecture he has developed a belief that everyone’s life can and should be enriched by the quality of the environment that surrounds them.

David Baxter - Pacifica Landscapes

Koru is the Maori name for the symbolically unfurling fern frond. In its abstracted spiral it represents the cycle of life; from the hope of new beginnings, through growth to maturity, and on to the inevitable decay that completes the cycle and allows life to begin once again.

For Pacifica Landscapes the Koru represents the birth of new ideas in both design and in practice. It represents our commitment to ecological responsibility and our desire to blend innovation and tradition in our work.

We have a proven track record of bringing to completion projects that exceed our clients expectations, through a process marked by high standards of collaboration, creativity and communication. Our goal is to create richly textured, ecologically sensitive outdoor spaces which enrich our client’s lives.

We would love to work with you to enhance your environment and realize your dreams for your outdoor spaces. Please contact us now for a free landscape consultation.


"...everyone’s life can and should be enhanced by the quality of the environment that surrounds them"

Pacifica Crew - 2021

The Crew

Having contractors in one’s home can be a stressful experience. Here at Pacifica we are grateful for the opportunity to come to your home to demonstrate our craft and expertise. We always endeavor to treat it with the utmost respect. Please take a moment to learn more about the leaders of our crews, they are the face of Pacifica.

Pacifica Crew - Ian


With over 15 years of experience in both the Northeast and the PNW, Ian brings a broad knowledge of horticulture and hardscaping to his role as Project Manager.



When it comes to masonry, tile work, cement work, and plastering, Agustin’s years of experience are readily apparent. His attention to detail and enjoyment of his work guarantee our clients wonderful results.

Pacifica Crew - Bertin -2021


In charge of logistics and trucking, Bertin keeps our crews supplied with everything they need so they can concentrate on building great projects for our clients.

Pacifica Landscapes 2018 - Carmelo


Carmelo's projects come together quickly. Whether installing stonework, pavers or softscapes he is a skilled artisan combining craft and care to create wonderful landscapes for our clients.

Pacifica Landscapes 2018 - Daniel


Detail oriented and very organized, Daniel ensures the projects he is involved with run smoothly. He is usually helping Reginel, ensuring our carpentry projects look great.

Pacifica Crew - Dylan - 2021


Whether building walls or patios, Dylan’s hard work ensures fine craftmanship. Usually working with Jorge, his projects always look good.

Pacifica Crew - Edgardo


Experienced in all aspects of landscape construction, Edgardo’s hard work keeps his projects on track and on time. He is especially interested in plants of the PNW.



Ernesto has many years of experience in construction and landscaping in Arizona and Washington.  He will often be found working on hardscapes and masonry projects.

Pacifica Crew - Finn


A 4th generation landscaper Finn is experienced with concrete and landscape projects and is a highly valued team member.

Pacifica Landscapes 2018 - Jorge

Jorge S.

Jorge brings years of experience and attention to detail to his projects. His knowledge of hardscapes and masonry, and his focus on finish, results in happy homeowners and beautiful projects.

Pacifica Crew - Jon-Erik - 2021


With years of experience in landscaping and a love of craftsmanship, Jon-Erik works hard to ensure our clients will be wowed by their projects.

Pacifica Landscapes 2018 - Oscar


An all-round landscaper, Oscar is equally at home installing pavers or plants, all with care and concern for a good job.

Pacifica Crew - Robert


With many years of experience in landscape construction in Eastern Washington, Robert’s skill and experience create beautifully finished hardscapes and landscapes for our clients.

Pacifica Landscapes 2018 - Reginel


Reginel is a highly experienced carpenter and enjoys ensuring our carpentry projects look great and are finished on time.

Pacifica Crew - Samuel


Experienced in concrete construction and masonry, Samuel’s skillset enhances Pacifica’s ability to create superb masonry and hardscapes.

The Office

Although the crew is the face of Pacifica, the other half of the organization is the office. Both the design office and administration are located by Lake Union in Seattle where we feel at the center of the city and yet still in touch with the unique landscapes in which Seattle sits.



Melisa is the voice of Pacifica Landscapes, the first person spoken to by clients. A Washington native with years of experience in the social services sector, she is now keeping us organized and on track.

Pacifica Staff - Hanz


After graduating in Landscape Architecture from the University of Washington, Hanz worked in the landscape industry for a number of years before training as an architect. His designs reflect his NW roots, his attention to detail and his interest in structure.

Pacifica Crew - Vic - 2021


A native of Eastern Washington Vic came to the rainy side after graduating from the WSU Landscape Architecture Program. After gaining much experience in large scale community and commercial projects he joined Pacifica, eager to develop his design build skills at a residential scale. Vic has a keen ability to create results that appeal to the senses and his attention to detail, especially of color and texture ensure projects that his clients love.