Joseph Marek was first introduced to the Garden Conservancy in 2003 while sharing his garden in Santa Monica, California, through Garden Conservancy Open Days. He and his partner joined our Society of Fellows the same year. Joseph was elected to our board of directors in 2015 and serves on the board's Communications, Development, and Preservation Committees. He is also the regional representative for Open Days in Los Angeles and a member of our West Coast Council.
Joseph studied architecture as an undergraduate at Yale University and earned a master’s degree in landscape architecture from the University of Virginia. His firm, Joseph Marek Landscape Architecture, specializes in residential projects at a variety of scales throughout California. His design work is heavily influenced by his travels and he often finds new inspiration on garden-study tours with the Society of Fellows.
Joseph is also a member of the board of trustees of Lotusland, the fantastical garden vision of Madame Ganna Walska in Montecito, California.
Read more about Joseph in our Summer 2014 newsletter profile.