Joy Lyndes, PLA, ASLA
Principal Landscape Architect – Historic Landscapes Specialist
“I find it inspiring to give back to the community and profession, to bring diverse voices together and to set direction for the design of civic and other public spaces.”
As Principal Landscape Architect, Joy oversees all aspects of the design and production, and maintains quality control on all firm work. Her projects have earned national and regional awards and recognition in national publications.
Joy holds a Master’s in Landscape Architecture from the University of Arizona and a Historic Studies Certificate. In 1996, she established SAGE Landscape Architecture & Environmental, which was subsequently sold in 2010 to Kimley Horn & Associates. She collaborated with KHA then relocated to San Diego and founded Coastal Sage Landscape Architecture in 2014 in San Diego.
- Mayor-appointed Encinitas Environmental Commissioner.
- Serves on the Board of the Encinitas Historic Society.
- Serves as Chair-elect for the Landscape Architecture Accreditation Board, responsible for the review and accreditation of nearly 100 accredited programs throughout the U.S.
- Founded the San Diego Chapter of American Society of Landscape Architecture Historic American Landscape Surveys (HALS) Committee to identify, document and protect historical landscapes in San Diego.
Residents of San Diego County for over 6 years, Joy and her husband, Rob live in the community of Encinitas. In addition to spending weekends volunteering for civic projects, gardening at their award-winning home water-smart landscape or hiking throughout San Diego County, you can find her paddle boarding on the beautiful coastal waters and lagoons of southern California.
A little-known fact about Joy is she works with her family in Vermont to manage the woodland her grandfather owned. Each spring as a child, you could find her planting hundreds of white pine and spruce seedlings, and today she manages the land for the family under the Vermont Use Value Appraisal Program for preservation of undeveloped rural lands.
Kathryn Kanaan, PLA, ASLA
“I see every project and site as a creative puzzle of possibilities with intricacies that can be shaped together to form unique solutions.”
Kathryn is the newest member to CSLA. She earned a bachelor’s degree in landscape architecture from Cal Poly Pomona and has over 22 years of experience planning, designing and overseeing construction for both public and private properties. She is expedient and thorough throughout the design process and professional services, successfully bridging a discipline that has resulted in lasting relationships with clients. During her career, Kathryn has designed a variety of projects, including educational facilities, religious institutions, neighborhood parks, streetscapes, commercial building sites, developer housing tracts and general consulting.
- Serves on the stewardship committee for the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) San Diego Chapter and in the past sat on the Executive Board as the Vice President of Programs / Education.
- For 7 years she has served weekly meals to the at-risk population in downtown and regularly handed out clothing and hygiene kits.
- Major contributor to the YIGBY (Yes in God’s Back Yard), a group who are leveraging underutilized religious properties to create low income housing.
- District 3 team member in the Housing Affordability Workshops and Housing for the Next One Million Design Charente for AIA San Diego.
When not working you can find her golfing at San Diego Country Club, walking or biking the embarcaderos in Point Loma, Little Italy, or downtown San Diego.
Mary Muszynski, PLA, LEED AP
“We are driven by creativity, technical clarity and the highest level of personal dedication to clients and their projects.”
Mary has been a collaborative partner with Coastal Sage on public and private projects since 2009. She is a licensed landscape architect in California and Arizona.
Mary received her Master of Landscape Architecture from Harvard Graduate School of Design, with distinction, and was awarded the American Society of Landscape Architects Certificate of Merit for excellence in the study of landscape architecture. She completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Corcoran College of Art and Design in Washington, D.C.
Mary has led projects in the City of San Francisco Green Streets Program for the Department of Public Works. There she used her planning expertise to expand the city’s sustainable infrastructure through the implementation of bio retention swales, rain gardens, low impact development and environmentally sound urban infrastructure. Prior to that she assisted the Trust for Public Lands, Parks for People program, focusing on the planning and design of urban community parks.
- Mary has over 18 years of experience in landscape architecture in California and Arizona, and has spanned the full spectrum of services from conceptual design and programming to detailed design and project implementation.
- She also has an active academic background and has held adjunct faculty and guest lecturer engagements at the University of California at Berkeley, the California College of Art in Oakland, and the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.
Throughout her career, Mary has specialized in collaborating with client groups that hold unique cultural values and working with sites rich in cultural significance in the public arena including urban parks and plazas, healthcare campuses, affordable housing and private residences.
A little-known fact about Mary is that growing up in the Smoky Mountain of North Carolina she learned to skin rattlesnakes and identify native plants used for folk remedies.
Stephanie Hatton, PLA, ASLA
Landscape Architect Support
“Collaboration is the key to creating award quality projects for our clients. When all stakeholders and site design teams are brought together to meet client objectives and user needs, great designs are achieved.”
Stephanie has been key to the design success of many diverse projects, ranging from educational, commercial, multi-million-dollar facilities, civic and parks projects. She has extensive experience with design/build for public sector projects. Her strong skills in coordinating our civil, drainage and site design work seamlessly with the architecture and landscape architecture, results in affordable, constructable projects for our clients. Her technical skills are superb, with an eye for both big-picture objectives and the technical detail required for complex projects.
Stephanie is a licensed landscape architect in California, Arizona and Utah with over 20 years of professional design and project management experience in the greater San Diego area. She received her Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada, and a Master of Landscape Architecture from the University of Arizona.
In addition to her design credentials, she is also a certified professional coach and is a highly effective project facilitator for interdisciplinary teams and divergent stakeholders. Her strong skills in team collaboration, construction detailing, planning and design documentation, permitting and construction oversight and are a valuable addition to the CSLA team.
With an avid interest in fitness and well-being she is a yoga practitioner, enjoys CrossFit and running, and loves to both travel and spend time outdoors – both of which she does frequently.
A little-known fact about Stephanie is that she holds a black belt in Goju-Ryu karate!