Co-Founder and President, FormLA Landscaping
Cassy Aoyagi infuses FormLA Landscaping with her passion for sustainability and her commitment to developing distinct, beautiful landscapes that fulfill her clients’ needs and reflect their personalities.
Cassy is a recognized expert in sustainable landscaping and California’s Water Efficient Landscaping Ordinances and frequently shares her expertise through lectures, workshops, seminars, and FormLA-sponsored hike and learns. She has presented on sustainable landscaping at events sponsored by Global Green, Dwell on Design, the Landscape Industry Show, the Alternative Building Materials Expo and Descanso Gardens. Through the Theodore Payne Foundation and numerous Los Angeles garden clubs, Cassy also teaches sustainable landscape courses for homeowners and professional landscapers throughout Southern California. In 2010, the City of Santa Monica’s Office of Sustainability, Water Resources named Cassy its landscaping Teacher of the Year.
Cassy’s work has been featured on the Eco Echo Park Home and Garden Tour, at the Pasadena Showcase House of Design, on the Theodore Payne Foundation Native Garden Tour, and a multitude of other Los Angeles garden tours. HGTV, The Los Angeles Times and InStyle Magazine, among others, have featured gardens designed by Cassy.
Cassy is a LEED accredited professional, licensed contractor, a sustainable landscaper registered with the City of Santa Monica, and president of the board of the Theodore Payne Foundation. She and her husband Kirk earned bachelors degrees in environmental horticulture at California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo and founded FormLA Landscaping as C&K Landscape Design in 1997.