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 Masters 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 client’s 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"

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 upmost respect. Please take a moment to learn more about the leaders of our crews, they are the face of Pacifica.



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.



Angel is a talented installer of softscapes and hardscapes with a background in residential landscaping in both California and Washington.

Pacifica Crew - Ian


Having over 15 years of experience in both the Northeast and Pacific Northwest, Ian brings a broad knowledge of horticulture and hardscaping techniques.



In-charge or maintenance and logistics, Jorge keeps all of the crews supplied and ensures our projects continue to look great long after they are completed.



Pete: With years of experience in Arizona and Washington, Pete is a seasoned landscaper. His enthusiasm for his craft is manifest within the quality of his work.



After several years in the home construction industry, Victor has brought a wide range of carpentry and construction experience to Pacifica. His work ranges from decks and fences to large outdoor structures.

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.

Pacifica Crew - Connor


Connor is a NW native and graduated from the University of Washington with a BLA.  He is particularly inspired by the Northwest landscape, native plants and ecology and the way each expresses the nature of place in our urban environment.



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.



A graduate of UC Davis Landscape Architect program, Patricia’s knowledge of drought tolerant landscapes and elegant design add true depth to our landscape office.

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