Landscaping is not a term that does Lorien's work justice. Natural art would be closer to describing her work and scope. Our Utah mountain property is 7 acres, with two natural streams, 1200 trees and some very challenging elevation changes. Lorien has turned that description into something out of a dream. For someone so young, her talent is amazing and obviously involves a gift. One look at her very first rendering was all it took to know that she had to be on our team. She listens to our wishes and transforms out desires into reality. She is attentive and has a great passion for her work. Her follow up is exemplary and her attention to detail is outstanding.
- Gary and Debra Ackerman; Client
We had the pleasure of working with Lorien during the construction of our new house. The advantage it gave us was that we were able to plan and build the house to compliment the landscaping and our home. Lorien planned all the aspects of the layout, including the plants and trees, to enhance the architecture of the house. She supervised the construction of her plan and it turned out better than we could have ever expected. Lorien, with her keen eye for art, designed planters and sculptures that fit our house perfectly. She lived our project and her enthusiasm was contagious. Many of our friends have complimented the creativity of our landscaping. Her work is special and we are thankful for having the opportunity to work with Lorien.
- Arnold and Beverly Levin; Client
Working with Lorien is a joy! She is very knowledgeable and professional - but more importantly - has vision and natural artistic sense exuding from her designs. She listened to my suggestions and incorporated my ideas for the project using her talent - added to the equation with fresh and novel suggestions resulting in an awesome outcome! I love my mountain zen sanctuary.
- Jill Packham; Client
Lorien is a pleasure to work with. She demonstrated a great deal of creativity and professionalism every step of the way. Our planters look wonderful and exceed our expectations. The concept of greenhouse growing our custom planters for thirty days before delivery is a great way to accommodate the short growing season in our mountain environment. I would recommend Lorien highly.
- Chris and Michelle Stuhmer; Client
My association with Lorien is three-fold: as her teacher in three classes, as her academic advisor, and as a colleague in landscape design instruction at BYU. I have instructed over 2300 students in landscape design during the past twenty years, and Lorien is definitely among the top five designers I have ever taught. She diplayed immense passion for the subject matter, and made meaningful contribution to class discussions. She regularly seeks opportunities to expand her awareness, and has traveled extensively to provide broad cultural perspectives to her work.
- Phil Allen, PhD; Professor at Brigham Young University
In my opinion Lorien brings a rare gift to the design world. Primarily she is very humble and unassuming. She has a remarkable ability to step forward and inspire her design team and clients as they work through the design process. I believe that Lorien is one of the most talented designers in our profession. She will inspire others along her path, and will elevate any project's level of success with her wonderful talents.
- Jeremy Filmore; Principal at Northland Design Group