Juxtapose Design Build is made up of a team of designers professionally educated in landscape architecture and a dedicated in-house building crew that brings over 35 years of construction experience to the greater Seattle area and abroad. We’re different, in that at some point, each of us has made a design decision AND held a shovel.
We believe the best places are created through an inclusive and collaborative process. We work with clients, architects, and specialists to design and build landscapes that meet the unique needs of every program, budget, and site.
Creative problem solving, experimenting with materials, and introducing sustainable materials and methods are essential to our design approach. Together, we develop site and user specific goals, while working towards our vision of developing functional spaces, multisensorial experiences, and places that inspire people to enjoy more time outdoors.
Over the years, we've modified and honed a process that we use to guide our clients through initial idea to a great vision, and from that vision to a fully built reality.
owner | designer & builder
Equipped with one and a half decades of construction experience, a formal education in Landscape Architecture and a blazing entrepreneurial spirit, Carlos founded Juxtapose Design Build to fulfill his passion for designing and building beautiful custom landscapes. Born and raised in Venezuela, Carlos originally came to the US as part of an international dance troupe spreading a message of peace for social change, before beginning his studies at the University of Washington. There, he received his Bachelors in Landscape Architecture and received the ASLA National Student Award. He has worked internationally as teaching assistant for the University of Washington’s Design Build studios in Croatia and has guest lectured on Professional Practice. Carlos believes long lasting design is created through finding equilibrium and crafting choreography between form, function, and inspired innovation. Carlos’s enthusiasm for experimenting with materials is sustained by his passion for travel, which has lead him on extensive adventures across Europe, Africa, and the Americas.