Ann Christoph has been practicing landscape architecture in southern California for over 30 years. Her work includes project design, planning and implementation for public gardens, parks, and streetscapes, as well as private residences. She has served as program consultant and instructor for courses in Design and History of Landscape Architecture at the University of California at Irvine’s landscape architecture certificate program, and taught Landscape Design at Saddleback College.
She has received awards from the American Society of Landscape Architects, Southern California Chapter for her design of the Shakespeare Garden at the Huntington Library and Botanic Garden in San Marino, from the California Landscape Design Critics Council of the California Garden Clubs, Inc. for South Laguna Village Green, and a Beautification Award from the Beautification Council of the Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce for the design of the Glenneyre Street Parking Structure.
Her work has been published in Sunset, American Bungalow, Sunset’s Deck Plans, Fine Homebuilding, Better Homes & Gardens Remodeling Ideas for Your Home, and Orange County Illustrated (water color work).
The American Society of Landscape Architects elected her to the College
of Fellows in 1995 in honor of her outstanding contributions to the
Active in community affairs, Christoph was elected
to the City Council of the City of Laguna Beach in 1990, and served
as Mayor in 1994. Prior to serving on the Council, she was a member
of the city's Planning Commission and the South Laguna Specific
Plan Board of Review. She writes a bi-weekly column, Village Matters,
for the Laguna Beach Independent. She was chosen as 2005 Woman of
the Year by the Laguna Beach Woman's Club. In 2011 she was featured as one of the "Laguna's Most Influential People" by Laguna Beach magazine.
She was part of the community planning team which wrote the South Laguna General Plan, which was given a Award of Merit from The American Institute of Planners, California Chapter. She also received a Civic Service Award from the South Laguna Civic Association, and a commendation from the Orange County Board of Supervisors for her work on the follow-up plan, the South Laguna Specific Plan.
Ann Christoph received her Master of Landscape Architecture Degree from the University of Michigan after completing her Bachelor’s program at Arizona State University with a major in art.
She is licensed to practice Landscape Architecture in California (#1439) and Arizona (#10415).