While obtaining her degree in fine arts, Catherine realized her passion for creating beautiful outdoor spaces through her career-launching work as a stonemason that, in partnership with Jess Clemens, would set the groundwork for Clemens and Associates, Inc. She went on to study landscape architecture and obtain licenses to practice landscape architecture, general contracting, and irrigation in New Mexico. Through her subsequent experience as a design-build company owner, she has gained a thorough understanding of all phases of the design, administrative, and construction processes ranging from small and large-scale residential projects to commercial projects with varying objectives. She considers creative problem solving to be a specialty, evident in her ability to propose construction solutions that are efficient and effective as well as aesthetic. Catherine's love of design and charismatic skill in working with clients on an individual level is reflected in her striking gardens, which incorporate strong architectural elements and unique finish details into comfortable outdoor living spaces.
Clemens & Associates, Inc. has been designing, installing and maintaining some of Santa Fe's most elegant gardens for over 35 years. We emphasize creative problem solving and design development that is sensitive to the Santa Fe climate and style vernacular. Our added experience as construction contractors brings a refreshing practicality to the drafting board, as well as a keen sense of value engineering. Clemens' work has been published numerous times and has a reputation as being some of the most beautiful in the region.