Staying true to the California outdoor lifestyle, Fortini Landscapes, is a full service design and build firm located in the heart of the central coast.

The firm’s duo of Ryan Fortini and Matt Cathey, work closely with clients, architects, and experienced builders to establish dynamic living spaces.

Fortini Landscapes excels at providing unique design solutions while uncompromising a simple and true design sensibility.

With the use of textural planting schemes, architectural elements, lighting, and furnishings, Fortini Landscapes is quickly shifting the archetype of garden design.


Ryan Fortini

Ryan Fortini developed his artistic taste and love of Landscape at home from his parents. He learned about color, scale and function from his mom. And about good things that come from the earth from his father, who has always grown fresh vegetables, grapes and herbs in the family garden.

Ryan earned a degree in Environmental Horticulture from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, but it was from his father that inherited his love for the outdoor lifestyle. "My family has always had homes where the outdoor space shares importance with the indoor space. French doors are always open, with music drifting out  to the gardens, pools, patios and fireplace,  we all do what we love to do,” Ryan says.

Matt Cathey
Designer / Project Manager

Matt is a graduate of the Landscape Architecture program at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo. Through spending the last 10 years here on the central coast Matt has developed a high level of passion for the biodiversity of this unique area. 

Matt’s professional experience has stretched Washington D.C. to San Diego.  Matt brings a vast amount of expertise in materials, spatial arrangement and green technologies into the field of  landscape design and construction.

At the heart of Matt’s design philosophy is a contagious zeal for the design process and to see the creation of spaces which greatly influence and inspire people through normal every day interaction and use.