Amie MacPhee

Founder + Owner

Amie MacPhee leads the strategic and creative teams at Cultivate. Inspired by the California oak woodland landscape of her childhood, Amie has made a career designing, advocating for, and creating environments where people and nature can thrive. For Amie, landscape architecture is the melding of art, design, nature and stewardship to lay the groundwork for lasting vibrant and healthy environments. She thinks of herself, foremost, as a steward of the natural world, and approaches all design efforts as an integrated system of the region’s legacy, culture and nature.

Amie’s strength is in helping clients and communities translate their vision into innovative designs and strategic implementation approaches. She cares deeply about changing the “business as usual” approaches to designing our environments and is passionate about crafting solutions that cultivate places of lasting value. This includes leading creative teams, communities, and stakeholders through the process of thinking through a fully thought-out vision to realize shared project and community goals. (more below)

Amie always speaks her truth. She is one of the most authentic people I know and that is reflected in innovative and authentic designs.

- Amy Levi, Founder, Strada Advertising, CO

Cultivate is a small studio with big firm experience that is responsive, nimble and creative to bring about Innovative design and Sustainable planning solutions.

We also help to assemble consultant teams that provide the expertise needed to meet project goals. We are collaborators, communicators and relationship builders so that a shared vision and solution is crafted for each of our projects.

We have lived our lives by the assumption that what was good for us would be good for the world. We have been wrong. We must change our lives so that it will be possible to live by the contrary assumption, that what is good for the world will be good for us. And that requires that we make the effort to know the world and learn what is good for it.  - Wendell Berry


In addition to our core team we partner with professionals to bring the benefit of a wide range of expertise to our clients:

Sandra Kulli // Kulli Marketing

Sandra combines her talents of a deep knowledge of the real estate development industry, branding and storytelling to focus on how we should be building in the 21st century to create long lasting, vibrant communities.

Marianna Leuschel // New Agency

Marianna's strength is in helping clients translate and communicate a  project vision into strategic and creative solutions.


SUzi Brenner, PLA // Brenner Design Group Landscape Architecture (BDG*LA)

Suzi has been practicing landscape architectural design for 20 years, and brings a varied and deep knowledge of site and planting design to all her creative efforts.

Cultivate was founded to help change the way people think about improving and managing land. We are a California State Certified Small Business (SB) as well as a Certified Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE).