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Russ Cletta Design Studio, Inc. – Landscape Architect

Regions Served

  • Los Angeles & S. CA

A landscape architect with more than fifteen years of experience in original landscape design and construction, Russ Cletta creates innovative and dramatic landscapes that reflect an artistic blend of form and function. His site-specific work demonstrates an inclination toward simplicity and elemental form and a deep understanding of each site, its natural surroundings, and the interaction between clients and their environments.

Russ prides himself on collaborating closely with high-profile clients and architects. With the ability to manage complex projects and sophisticated clientele, Russ not only brings artistry to his landscape installations but also exacting execution and savoir faire. His extensive technical and artistic background, along with his knowledge of plants, building materials, and environmentally responsible construction practices, allows him to create and innovate with a clear understanding of practicalities.

Russ’s striking yet thoughtful designs bring together a deep understanding of aesthetics, horticulture, engineering, and client services, resulting in stunning contemporary landscapes with functionality that evolves over time to accommodate the changing needs of their users.

The studio provides fully integrated site analysis and conceptual planning; construction drawing and permitting; project management and construction supervision; and landscape and hardscape installation.

Gallery

malibu residence: stone footpathnatural stepping stones meander through brillia 9
Malibu Residence: Stone footpathNatural stepping stones meander through brilliant blooms and drought-resistant perennials. Photo: Russ Cletta
malibu infinity pool: pool and decksdivided stone slabs around the infinity poo 10
Malibu Infinity Pool: Pool and DecksDivided stone slabs around the infinity pool reduce stormwater runoff and help conserve groundwater. Photo: Russ Cletta
studio city: outdoor dining roomecologically sound ipe decking and honed bluest 11
Studio City: Outdoor dining roomEcologically sound ipe decking and honed bluestone pavers sit flush on the ground plane beneath the dining trellis. Photo: Russ Cletta
hollywood hills: entry walklined with white roses, jasmine, and lily of the nil 12
Hollywood Hills: Entry WalkLined with white roses, jasmine, and Lily of the Nile, a flagstone walk greets visitors. The stone pathway opens to impressive valley views. Photo: Russ Cletta
marina del rey: small space garden concrete pavers, a fountain with a miniature 13
Marina Del Rey: Small-space garden Concrete pavers, a fountain with a miniature water garden, and a built-in barbecue anchor the space. The grill’s countertop ties in architectural detail. Photo: Lisa Romerein
silver lake residence: pool lanaia large sliding door provides access to the sw 14
Silver Lake Residence: Pool lanaiA large sliding door provides access to the swimming pool garden. The frame creates a three-dimensional landscape design picture. Photo: Russ Cletta
sullivan canyon residence: simple elegancethe raised pool and spa patio, featur 15
Sullivan Canyon Residence: Simple EleganceThe raised pool and spa patio, featuring built-in patio seating, are as simple as they are luxurious. Photo: Russ Cletta
century city rooftop: inspiring cityscapecontemporary outdoor furnishings and s 16
Century City Rooftop: Inspiring cityscapeContemporary outdoor furnishings and sun shades create entertainment areas with dramatic rooftop views of the city. Photo: Russ Cletta
malibu estate: pool viewdesigned to feel like a splendid tropical resort hotel, 17
Malibu Estate: Pool viewDesigned to feel like a splendid tropical resort hotel, the tile-lined pool beckons with Italian-designed teak lounge chairs. Photo: Russ Cletta
venice bungalo: urban retreatpoured in place concrete stepping stones set in af 18
Venice Bungalo: Urban RetreatPoured-in-place concrete stepping stones set in affordable gravel lead to the raised wood deck. Non-invasive weeping bamboo gracefully overhangs the scene.
pacific palisades pool &#8\2\1\1; pool gardena wood pool surround and tiled 19
Pacific Palisades Pool – Pool gardenA wood pool surround and tiled wall contrast beautifully with a sunken lawn and exotic plantings.
pacific palisades porch &#8\2\1\1; front entrytinted concrete pavers lead t 20
Pacific Palisades Porch – Front EntryTinted concrete pavers lead to an eco-friendly ipe wood deck overlooking the front garden.
pacific palisades porch &#8\2\1\1; front entrytinted concrete pavers lead t 21
Pacific Palisades Porch – Front EntryTinted concrete pavers lead to an eco-friendly ipe wood deck overlooking the front garden.
holmby hills pool 22
Holmby Hills Pool
malibu pool and spa &#8\2\1\1; pool and spacream colored limestone and terr 23
Malibu Pool and Spa – Pool and spaCream-colored limestone and terra cotta paving extend from the interior of the home to the pool and other patios.
sullivan canyon pool &#8\2\1\1; simple elegancethe raised pool and spa pati 24
Sullivan Canyon Pool – Simple EleganceThe raised pool and spa patio, featuring built-in patio seating, are as simple as they are luxurious.
silver lake pool garden &#8\2\1\1; pool and hillside plantingpale blue agav 25
Silver Lake Pool Garden – Pool and Hillside plantingPale blue agaves punctuate drought-tolerant plantings. Retaining walls in contrasting blues create an intimate seating area.
studio city estate &#8\2\1\1; pool gardenthe landscape surrounding the swim 26
Studio City Estate – Pool gardenThe landscape surrounding the swimming pool offers privacy, texture, and year-round color. A Mediterranean plant palette harmonizes naturally with local hillsides.
malibu pool and deck &#8\2\1\1; pool and decksdivided stone slabs around th 27
Malibu Pool and Deck – Pool and DecksDivided stone slabs around the infinity pool reduce stormwater runoff and help conserve groundwater.
malibu infinity pool &#8\2\1\1; pool a large wading shelf in the pool adjoi 28
Malibu Infinity Pool – Pool A large wading shelf in the pool adjoins the raised spa. The vanishing edge extends toward the Pacific.
pacific palisades pool wall &#8\2\1\1; pool gardena wood pool surround and  29
Pacific Palisades Pool Wall – Pool gardenA wood pool surround and tiled wall contrast beautifully with a sunken lawn and exotic plantings.
pacific palisades pool &#8\2\1\1; poola modern twist on a classic pool feat 30
Pacific Palisades Pool – PoolA modern twist on a classic pool feature, bronze spouts provide fountain-like sound of cascading water.

Details

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Contact

Owner

  • Russell Cletta, Landscape Architect #4284

Locations

  • 541 Rialto AvenueVenice, CA 90291T 3104520248

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