Wild Land Workshop is a landscape architecture studio specializing in endemic landscapes for outdoor living, biodiversity and water conservation. We approach every site dedicated to the goal of restoring the natural systems and processes that make our natural world turn, and that make our landscapes look and work right. This approach is applied to any range of  projects,  from urban rooftops to suburban back yards to rural drylands restoration. Located in the thick of the Ventana Wilderness in Monterey County, CA, we immerse ourselves in these wild places for inspiration and education, so as to know what to recreate within our designed landscapes. 

Marie Goulet is a licensed landscape architect with over 16 years of experience in the field of landscape architecture. Growing up in the woods of rural Massachusetts, Marie developed a boundless appreciation for the natural world which has shaped the landscapes she designs. Since moving to California in 2006, she has worked on many innovative public, corporate and private projects throughout California with a focus on the SF bay area. National and international work includes New York, Mexico, China, the UAE, and Hawaii. Before starting Wild Land Workshop, she worked as Senior Project Manager and Lead Designer at Rana Creek Habitat Restoration.

Wild Land offers a full range of services through all phases of the design process, including:

  • Site assessment and programming
  • Conceptual and schematic design
  • Design development
  • Construction documents
  • Construction administration 
  • Long term landscape maintenance planning. 
  • Master Planning
  • Habitat Restoration Planning and Management
  • Graphic illustration

We specialize in site specific sustainable design strategies, including:

  • California Native landscapes
  • Site specific Planting Design with a focus on water conservation and the use of natives and unique drought tolerant options
  • Water conserving irrigation systems and water catchment system design for reuse
  • Stormwater management and low impact development (LID)
  • Green Roofs and walls
  • Habitat Restoration
  • Culinary Gardens and Food Production

Our Services also include the following skills and experiences:

  • Grading and Drainage solutions
  • Irrigation Design
  • Planting Design
  • Hardscape Design
  • Landscape Lighting
  • Living walls and Living roofs
  • Interior landscapes
  • Potted arrangements
  • Walls, Screens, Fences
  • Water features and spas
  • Fire features
  • Children’s gardens

Located deep in Carmel Valley on a historic Ranch, Marie shares a small farm and garden with her cohorts, another landscape architect, a science illustrator and artist, a wine maker, and her young son Jack.  The gardens at the ranch provide a testing ground for experimenting with new plants, growing various natives and non natives, rare heirloom vegetables and fruit trees. The rural setting is a source of inspiration for naturalistic landscape design and restoration.