SDK Design Group Expands Its Capabilities in Acquisition of Award-Winning California Landscape Architectural Firm Landcreative, Inc.

May 2024 – Costa Mesa, California-based landscape architecture and planning firm LandCreative, Inc. has joined SDK’s family of design firms as their landscape architecture studio, and will now operate as LandCreative, LLP.

LandCreative was founded by landscape architects David B. Salkowitz and Paul Wong in 2011. Over the years, its designs and reputation in residential, multifamily, hospitality and international projects, has positioned the firm among the top landscape architectural firms in Southern California.

This acquisition marks a pivotal step in SDK’s long-term strategic plan. The team at LandCreative will enhance SDK’s ability to provide clients with an additional design discipline, providing the firm with further expertise, talent, and resources.

Shared Vision, Values & Future

“This is an exciting step in our firm’s evolution,” says Dustin Karami, President of SDK Design Group. “For our clients and employees, the benefits include an enhanced ability to focus on our core design strengths, which will allow for greater innovation and full design services on our projects, while building stronger relationships with our clients. I am looking forward to working closely with our partners David, Paul and the LandCreative team.”

For LandCreative, the transition also represents an incredible opportunity for robust expansion through SDK’s national presence. Locally in California, SDK will support the leadership team at LandCreative, as they maintain existing, and foster new client relationships. Additionally, the expansion provides key leaders at both firms with increased capacity to engage more deeply with planning efforts. Together, the firms will continue extending best-in-class design, customer service, and project delivery, nationally. “We see this as a tremendous opportunity for collaborative growth”, states David Salkowitz, Partner at LandCreative “and the chance to provide our clients with a unique offering of integrated design services”.

About SDK Design Group

SDK Design Group is a national, multi-disciplinary practice that includes the design studios SDK AtelierHaus of Design, and LandCreative which offers architecture, planning, interiors, landscape architecture, and branding design services, driven by determined optimism and youthful, dynamic approach. Our firm was founded on the confidence that design has the capacity to help shape one’s life and the choice for the direction has always been one that speaks to the craft and alliance between both design and the community. SDK’s architects, designers, and creative thinkers rely on working closely with clients and collaborators, as we recognize mutual goals, building lasting relationships and valuing voices. With offices in Irvine, Costa Mesa, Scottsdale, and D.C. Metro; our design studios function collectively as a whole, and through creative collaboration, spark innovation and inspire one another – we are designers guided by the belief that we are stronger as a team than as individuals.