Imagine Sonoma creates outdoor spaces and art that bring peace to our minds and hearts through simple beauty and seamless function.  The creations of Imagine Sonoma foster the human connection which roots us in the natural world to which we belong.


Paul Harris, MLA, LEED AP, has been a practicing designer for over thirty years. His energy and innovation built over years of experience (as product designer, landscape architect, sculptor and furniture maker), at Harvard University and while living in Japan and Holland, add depth and character to ordinary projects to make them truly exceptional.

Imagine Sonoma was founded in 1995 with a commitment to respond thoughtfully and creatively to how we believe life ought to be; to provide top-notch professional service to our clients; to take excellent care of our employees as valuable partners in this pursuit; and to promote the health of our natural environment. His work blends together diverse ideas and materials to create exquisite spaces that are functional, peaceful, provocative, spiritual, artistic and fun. Built projects include high-density housing, public facilities and parks, mixed-use urban infill projects and estate properties in California and Arizona. As owner of Imagine Sonoma, Mr. Harris developed expertise in sustainable design, innovative urban storm-water management design, on-structure landscaping, custom furniture design and water features.

Projects & Clients

Licensed in NM, AZ and CA Completed projects include industrial sites, commercial buildings, multifamily housing, retirement communities, affordable housing, high-density infill, estate properties, vineyard estates, playgrounds, schools, roof gardens, water features, urban courtyards and plazas - throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, CA and Phoenix, AZ.

Services & Specialties

  • Water features (fountains, pools, spas, streams, ponds)
  • Roof gardens
  • Landscape architecture (planting, lighting, irrigation, site structures, paving etc)
  • Xeriscape
  • Beautiful and functional storm-water management (C3) measures on-grade and on-structure

Membership & Licensing

  • Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA), Harvard GSD 1992
  • Registered Landscape Architect (RLA) in CA, NM and AZ
    • California #4391
    • New Mexico #418
    • Arizona #46750