Landscape Designers
Paula Hayes

Apr 01, 2011
Landscape Designers

Artist & Landscape Designer - Paula Hayes Studio

Areas of Specialty
- Landscape Design
- Art
- Design
Designer Q&A with Paula

What is your design philosophy?
I strive to connect people's desire for a beautiful life with responsibility.

What led you to this career?
I have always been connected to nature: as a child I lived in a very rural area and was hard to keep indoors. I moved to NYC to create my life and be around creative people, never left or long, and so began the paradox!

What has been your favorite project and why?

Both my recent exhibitions at the Tang Museum in Saratoga Springs , NY and my commission at the Museum of Modern Art stand out as they have been the most comprehensive expressions of the concepts I work with. Every landscape I have created in the last 5 years though, is key to my development as a designer and artist as this is my time to pull together all of the skills one needs to create living works. The upcoming year is exciting too as I execute the planned exhibitions.
Tell us about your most challenging project.
My own garden! It is my laboratory and very small. I also am both too attached to it and wanting to change it yearly: quite a dilemma.

What is your design process?
Most of my ideas happen while luxuriously bathing in the morning, in a flash: after that: years of relentless work!

Contact Information
Paula Hayes Studio
151 First Ave. #144
New York, NY 10003

by Victoria Sambunaris
Jeanne & Michael Klein Landscape, Santa Fe, NM, planted 2004. Clear, glowing Silicone Planters house native Buckthorn surrounded by Stipa grass. In the background, acting as a screen, are two remarkable specimen Weeping Cedar, resonating with the forms of the mountain tops beyond.