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Whitney Architecture

West Woodland, Washington

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Whitney Architecture

West Woodland, Washington


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Sheen Hunter

30 May 2019

Beautiful office that has dogs visiting all the time


Anne Viggiano Color & Design

31 January 2017

Lisa Port & Banyon Tree Design have been around for years and truly know their business. Many architects, as well as myself, easily recommend Lisa to design the landscapes for their clients. Everyone that I work with who has worked with them talks highly of their skill & customer service. More...


Avalon Northwest Landscape, LLC

4 January 2017

Lisa is incredible. Over the past 3 years we have built 8 projects with Lisa and look forward to many more. We've been building landscapes for over 20 years and recognize how very fortunate we are to have found such a creative and capable designer to work with.

Lisa is my favorite. She's got it all. She can take an outdoor space and make it a part of your home with rooms and destinations, views and vistas, beauty and function; all the while making it personally specific to your lifestyle and tastes. She never seems to struggle to come up with new ideas and ways to use a space that will work for your family. She can communicate her ideas with incredible drafting skills and a full understanding of how things are built. She knows that the true assessment of a successful project is measured by a clients's happiness, which she ensures by listening intently, setting clear expectations, and being timely. I love that! And she is a good person who I like to be around.

She's creative. She's smart. She's educated. She's experienced. She's self-aware. She's thorough. She's responsive. She's loaded with good vibes. She's the one you want.

To steal a line from Bring It On, "If we're gonna be the best, we have to have the best. Lisa is the poo, so take a big whiff!"


Lauren Novack

16 December 2016

I found Lisa Port and Banyon Tree on HOUZZ. I had been working with another landscape professional and the person was just not listening to my vision for our yard. So I went on HOUZZ to look at pictures to show her. When I realized that every picture that I saved was from Lisa, I emailed her to see if she would take my small job. Boy am I glad she did. We are very budget conscientious, but the end result looks anything but. She was able to design in everything we wanted and more. Plus, she is super nice and easy to work with. I am so thankful she took our job! More...


Gardens ALIVE Design

2 November 2016

In the building design process, we asked Chad Port to review our home plans. Chad was wonderful to work with, thorough and had some excellent suggestions for advanced framing techniques and energy efficiency. The follow up services and additional questions were answered promptly and with much detail. We would highly recommend Banyon Tree for architectural assistance! ~Kiva & Kirsten Lints More...



15 December 2015

We love the design for new landscape and hardscape. Lisa has a beautiful eye, and she comes up with creative solutions to tricky problems (in our case, complicated grades). I highly recommend her.



16 April 2015

We were delighted with the end result of our landscaping job. Lisa Port of Banyon Tree Design was helpful, efficient and fun to work with. She listened to our ideas and paid attention to the photos and schematic drawings we provided and then created a design beyond our greatest expectations. Our new garden is easy to maintain and a real show stopper. More...



28 February 2015

We had a major remodel done at our Seattle home. Some structural concerns on the house, created some significant changes to the front yard and Lisa was recommended to assist us with sorting them out.

Budget: She listened intently to our wants, was respectful of a budget that had already been over-stretched in the house remodel, she created solutions that were not just aesthetically pleasing, but ones that have truly become the major features of the front yard (who knew there could be so many!). Of all the work we had done, Lisa is the only contractor that came in with a design that was so reflective our our wants and came in on budget.

Hardscape: Surrounded by an attractive, multi-level fence that Lisa designed, she created a lovely front courtyard that has a great path to the front door, a beautiful pond & waterfall that erases the noise of a busier street, creates a lovely water sound through open windows all summer long and is a treat to the neighborhood birds who bath in it daily. I addition there is a path from the front gate in cobbles and another from the driveway comprised of granite boulders. Finally, there is a small circular patio from blue-stone where we have a mall bistro table and umbrella.

Plants: Lisa listened to our goals -- annuals are not our friends, we wanted color, we wanted permanent plants and as half the house has a hankering for an English garden, we wanted that "tripped over" appeal of a melding of plants. Lisa also knew that we were gardeners, we wanted to plant and we wanted to play a little on our own. She designed a great plan that was easy for us to follow, pointed out what we should get in immediately (budget constraints) and what could follow later. She gave us multiples for effect and singles where appropriate.

We have, hands down, the prettiest garden in our neighborhood. it has established well of the years, requires little maintenance and has even been featured in a nationally published Landscaping book.

Without hesitation or reservation, I would recommend Lisa and Banyon Tree design. In fact, we were so thrilled with Lisa's practical but pleasing approach to budget, hardscape and plants, that we engaged Banyon Tree in the creation of our weekend 'cabin'. See my 2nd review for more details on that. Finally, we have recommended LIsa to other friends, who have also engaged heavily and been equally pleased with Lisa and the outcome.


Linda D

28 January 2015

I didn't have any idea of what I wanted for my yard when I contacted Lisa at Banyon Tree Design. She took my budget and listened to my wants and needs and, together with her husband Chad, transformed them into a stunning design. Thanks to their beautiful landscape/hardscape design my yard went from the worst to best on the block. They are professional, easy to work with, good listeners and very talented designers. I highly recommend Banyon Tree Design. More...



11 December 2014

Banyon Tree Design's challenge with our project was to design a deck to replace a 40 ft one level rotten deck. Lisa listened carefully to our ideas and came up with a design that captured exactly what we had envisioned. She paid careful attention to our budget as well! More...



6 October 2014

We interviewed several architects and ended up hiring Paul Whitney who seemed to do beautiful work and had a good communication style. The process went incredibly well, and we definitely hired the right architect. We would certainly work with him again (but might now since we're now in our dream h... More...



12 September 2014

After interviewing a half dozen architects whose work we admired—and receiving a surprisingly wide range of bids—we went with Whitney Architecture because of Paul's collected nature, his obvious competence, and above all, his willingness to collaborate. His bid was also the best value for a firm tha... More...



7 September 2013

We have the pleasure of working with Paul Whitney and his team for a number of different projects. Paul and his team show an exemplary amount of design talent, inspiring creativity and fantastic plan execution. As a builder, our group relies on this type of organized design service, which provides a... More...



26 March 2013

5 Stars for Whitney Architecture! My husband and I renovated a 1920's Queen Anne home and we hired Whitney Architecture for the design work and consulting on the project. Paul thoughtfully designed the kitchen and upper second level for us. We could not be more pleased with the final results. Tha... More...


Laney Levine

17 March 2013

This was our first remodel project and working with Whitney Architecture has been an exciting, rewarding, and inspiring experience. With just a few of our ideas, Paul came back with several options that blew us away. As we narrowed down to our final choice, it was like having a conversation with a... More...


Anne Viggiano Color & Design

23 January 2013

Paul and his whole crew are talented and experienced. Paul is known for his patience, and his listening skills~ he is excellent at collaborating and he really takes into consideration all the needs of the family and works well with contractors. If you want an easy redesign process- Paul Whitney is y... More...


Banyon Tree Design Studio

8 November 2012

As a certified landscape designer and architect, I find working with Paul and the team at Whitney Architecture a satisfying and rewarding process. The firm believes highly in the collaboration between the architecture and the land. This is a client benefit that enhances and improves the outcome of... More...

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