About

HEADSHOT 12 BWBOXLEAF DESIGN is a boutique full-service landscape design firm, specializing in residential and small commercial projects serving the Bay Area.  We are a team of highly experienced professionals, who work directly with our clients in creating customized landscapes from concept to execution, and beyond.  We take an artful approach to our projects, paying strict attention to form, function and detail.  The result is a well-proportioned, bespoke, outdoor experience.  Our spaces have stood the test of time and are well-used by our clients.

Our services encompass everything from site assessment, schematic design, design development, budgeting, detailing, construction packages and on-site construction supervision.  We approach each new design challenge with a positive and unique perspective.  Allowing our process to remain fun, interactive, efficient and effective.  Ask to speak with some of our past clients, and learn how they use their own personalized Boxleaf Designs.

THE PRINCIPAL, Sarah Warto is the owner and principal designer of Boxleaf Design. Sarah graduated with a landscape architecture degree from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY.  Influenced by her mother, a fellow landscape designer in New York, Sarah was exposed at a young age to many aspects of the field; igniting her passion for design and the natural world.

Sarah began her career at the international architecture and planning firm of HOK, working on landscape and master planning projects throughout the Unites States, and abroad. She then transitioned to the residential sector as lead designer for a San Francisco based residential firm, where she worked together with local artisans, creating custom designed installations for her clients.  Sarah has always implemented sustainable design practices in her work, and became a LEED certified professional in 2006.

Sarah and her family live in San Francisco. She enjoys everything from being outdoors, indulging in the local cuisine and engaging in the cultural fabric of the Bay Area.