SALT Landscape Architects
SALT Landscape Architects is a Los Angeles-based design studio founded in 2009 by Allen Compton. The firm’s name, derived from “salt of the earth,” reflects the grounding and site-specific nature that the firm strives for in all of their projects – believing well designed landscapes should be poetic, dynamic, and evolving, as well as ecologically sensitive.
SALT has worked on a wide range of project types and scales, with clients ranging from University of Southern California, Los Angeles Unified School District, the County of Los Angeles, California Institute of the Arts, the Trust for Public Land, East Valley Water District, Snapchat, and the Riyadh Metro in Saudi Arabia. SALT is also part of the team re-designing Pershing Square in downtown Los Angeles.
SALT worked with formerly homeless residents living one of Skid Row Housing Trust‘s housing projects to develop a plan for their dilapidated courtyard – resulting in a new garden yielding high quality fresh food for the residents.