Robin Benezra has been practicing landscape architecture for over 25 years in Southern California. After graduating from the University of California at Los Angeles with a Bachelor of Arts in Industrial Design and a California teaching credential, she returned to earn her landscape architecture certificate in 1985. Robin has been a licensed landscape architect in the state of California since 1988 and is a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects and the Garden Conservancy.
Robin spent 16 years working under two well-known landscape architects in the greater Los Angeles area. At Burton and Spitz (Pamela Burton & Company) in Santa Monica, she served as a designer and project manager for residential estates, University of California campuses and municipal sites. Her subsequent years at Katherine Spitz Associates Inc. allowed her greater creative license and more autonomy, working on residential, institutional and civic projects.
Established in 1993, Robin Benezra Studio is a small, regional firm based in Southern California, which specializes in residential, small-scale commercial and institutional projects. She has designed numerous large residential projects on the Palos Verdes Peninsula, many of which required architectural board review approval, as well as a variety of commercial, institutional and park projects. Her work has been featured in several publications, including House & Garden magazine, Los Angeles Times Magazine and James Grayson Trulove’s The New American Garden.