Solange is an extremely talented and thoughtful Landscape Architect, often being challenged by the difficult New Mexico terrain. It not only takes a trained eye from a design & aesthetics perspective, but also the experience and knowledge of the local environment in which to plan for the long term, consistently delivering a successful result. Each project is uniquely designed to the specifications of both the owners and the elements of their home. Solange and her team are incredibly professional and creative in each & every execution, which is why we consider them one of our valued preferred partners. They are a pleasure to work with, regardless of project scale or size.
– Prull Custom Builders
From Blank Slate To Beautiful Backyard
Our home was a new build and our backyard was a blank slate of dirt and weeds. Solange made it her top priority to understand our taste and how we hoped to utilize the space. She then created a design that exceeded anything I could imagine. We had Solange and her team oversee the installation as well. She was frequently onsite making sure every detail was right. I could not be happier with the work Serquis + Associates did.
– Cindy Thomas
A Pleasure to Work With
Solange did an amazing job on the landscape design for our house! It perfectly reflects the home design, it’s beautiful and easy to maintain. Our site has several level changes and Solange made amazing spaces that flow beautifully from one area to another. Every vantage point is a unique and gorgeous space. Solange and her entire crew are a pleasure to work with.
– Catherine Mahoney-Myron
Gift To Landscaping in Santa Fe
Solange is a gifted landscape architect. She is an excellent communicator and listener. She was very thorough in learning about my needs and took special care to be on site multiple times before she presented a design. She created a unique and outstanding solution to both the entrance to the house and the back patio— both difficult areas– and connected them through the use of creative and stunning hardscape. In addition, it was a pleasure to work with her. She is upbeat, fun, enthusiastic, smart, creative, patient and hard working. No matter what the problem she was there for me and readily solved whatever issue was at hand. I could not recommend her more highly. I think she is a gift to landscaping here in Santa Fe!
– Pat Stanley
Up To The Challenge
We challenged Solange to create a sophisticated and inviting environment within strict budgetary restraints. She performed beautifully and precisely on budget. We would retain her again without reservation.
– Jan and Bill Garwin
The Trailhead Development
I’m so happy for you, and so impressed with the whole project. You guys turned something basically forgotten into something vibrant, functional, and beautiful. The City of Santa Fe is lucky to have you!
– Kendra Henning
An Easy Recommendation
Our new house was looking pretty incomplete until Solange designed and installed landscaping. Now we have shade, color, structure and visual interest surrounding the place. Solange is full of friendly energy and her knowledge, creativity, professionalism, adherence to deadlines and reasonable pricing make her an easy recommendation for those thinking of new plans or reworking existing landscaping.
– Steve Lewis
In Love With Our Landscaping
Solange and the team at Serquis + Associates is outstanding! We are in love with our landscaping. Solange is creative, inspired, collaborative, budget-conscious, and works with great attention to detail from design to install. She’s a great communicator, and a delightful personality. Our house was new construction when we moved in. We quickly put up a fence for the dogs and laid down some gravel, but that was it. One year later in July, we hired Solange to design a complete landscaping plan for us. Fencing, concrete, low voltage lighting, plants, gravel, boulders, grading, retention, drainage, and irrigation were all part of the plan. Solange asked us about our vision for the space, and presented us with a “scrapbook” of plants and completed landscape projects for us to review and mark our favorites. She prepared a detailed scale drawing and elevations of the proposed design along with a detailed materials/”take-off” list. She offers clients the option to coordinate installers and supervise the job, or use her design documents to manage the work on your own. My husband and I both work full time and we do not have green thumbs, so we asked her to do it all. The crews she hired and the work they did was excellent. The design process took about 4 weeks and the installation 3-4 weeks in total (“Phase
I” of our installation was a small area, but included a good deal of labor and materials). We highly recommend Solange + Associates!
– Kendra Henning
Our Ideal Landscape Designer
The heart of Serquis+Associates Landscape Architecture is its owner, Solange Serquis. As soon as we met Solange we immediately knew we had found our ideal landscape designer. She is enthusiastic, creative, and a thoughtful listener who is receptive to the ideas and wishes of her clients and is an absolute delight to work with. She has a fantastic creative vision that integrates the unique characteristics of the existing space and surrounding natural landscape and architecture, beautifully transforming it into an artistic, comfortable and functional outdoor living area to be thoroughly enjoyed. Solange spent much time working together with us to specifically understand our distinct goals and tastes. She presented us with a wonderfully original design that captured our imagination.
Solange works with her clients in a collaborative way, incorporating their feedback and impressions into her overall vision and design. As work progressed, we were able to work together with her to refine it and make appropriate changes resulting in a final design that truly exceeded our expectations. The initial project expanded beyond the original plan because we trusted that Solange would use her professional expertise and unique creativity to achieve the ultimate result we desired. She works with a variety of outstanding specialists that are able to implement her design and incorporate their individual skills together seamlessly.
Solange is hands-on: she manages the project at every phase from conception to completion. We have enjoyed tremendously working together with her and definitely plan to have her design the landscaping for our future custom home.