Michael Brennan

American Society of Landscape Architects, San Diego Chapter

Michael Brennan is co-owner of Carson Douglas Landscape Architecture with William Carson Joyce, his East Coast partner. Carson Douglas is a boutique design firm focusing on high-end residential and commercial clients in Southern California and New England. “Working on both coasts represents certain challenges in adapting to the regional aspect of projects, but more interestingly it is a vast opportunity to develop a fusion of styles.”

Some of Brennan’s notable work includes Orchid Award-winning Sofia Lofts, a LEED platinum development centered around a renovated historic residence that will become CDLA’s new office location; Alcazar Court, the historic bungalow court renovation in the heart of Hillcrest and SOHO preservation-award winner; and the Hillcrest Pride Flag and LGBT Monument, a cultural landmark at the intersection of University Avenue and Normal Street. Carson Douglas is also on the team developing Solana 101 in Solana Beach, a mixed-use development proposed by client Zephyr Partners.

With a degree from CalPoly San Luis Obispo, Brennan previously worked at Urban Green, Gillespie Moody Patterson, Inc., and Lightfoot Planning Group. He has received many awards including ASLA’s Student Design Award in 2002, Circulate San Diego’s Momentum Citizen Award in 2016, San Diego County Bicycle Coalition’s Advocate of the Year award in 2017, CLCA’s Trophy Award first place for the Alpine Special Event Site in 2011.

Brennan is also an elected representative serving on the Uptown Planners city planning group and former appointee on the City of San Diego’s Bicycle Advisory Committee.