Mark Sartain, PLA

Mark Sartain is a Landscape Architect who focuses on residential garden design and outdoor living. He has a passion for personable projects and takes great satisfaction in creating spaces that bring families and friends together. Since founding Sartain and Associates in 2012, he has narrowed his focus to design for residential clients, private clubs, and exclusive communities. Mark believes that through the thoughtful use of space and design, successful projects give life to their own narrative. Mark was greatly influenced by his time studying in Italy, and carries forth a pursuit of simplicity and quality. To him, a garden is a composition of talent across many trades, and it should hold a framework that becomes a timeless canvas of beauty and life. He holds a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from Clemson University and studied at the Daniel Center for Architecture and Urban Design in Genoa, Italy. He has worked with notable landscape architecture firms throughout the southeast including Atlanta, Greenville, and Vero Beach.

Marissa Johnston, MLA

Marissa is a savvy landscape designer with a talent for garden framework. Her love for biophilic spaces is an expansion of youthful summers in the Hamptons and a natural aptitude for ornamental expression. Her career began in Cashiers N.C. under the tutelage of the esteemed Mary Palmer Dargen. Marissa has a Master of Landscape Architecture from Clemson University, as well as Bachelor of Urban Design. When not in the garden, Marissa loves to spend time with her family exploring historic cities and Florida State Parks.