Shade Design Studio 

Created in 2012,  our simple goal is to help you create functional yet beautiful outdoor spaces.  

We are inspired by the native California landscape, and it's variety of plant life and land forms.  We advocate using appropriate plants and materials to minimize water use, without sacrificing design intent.

We offer custom residential master planning, including:

  • Hardscape layout
  • Planting plans
  • Pergola and fence design
  • Water features
  • Fire pits
  • Irrigation plans
  • Outdoor kitchens
  • Lighting plans

A Landscape Designer for California.  

Owner Jason Tufts is an alumni of Cal Poly- San Luis Obispo, where he graduated with a Bachelor's of Landscape Architecture in 2007. 

He spent the next 3 years on the central coast as a designer for a local design-build company, where he gained knowledge of a wide variety of plants and materials and had close contact with projects from design to completion.

Later, he moved to Bend, OR, where he was a designer and estimator for another design-build company.   He learned to adapt designs to a different climate and plant pallet, while also aiding in layout and planting of some commercial projects.

In 2011, Jason returned to the central coast of California to work in Atascadero, CA.  He offered his skills as a laborer, foreman, estimator, and designer for a local company.  He gained experience bidding projects for construction, and learned from a talented and friendly team.  Though appreciative of the bidding and construction processes, he felt design was his true passion, and set out on his own.

In 2012, Shade Design Studio was born.