Who We Are
Elemental is a Bay Area based team of skilled landscape artisans, led by founder Rhadiante Van Der Voorde. Our collaborative architecture and design process produces timeless, stunning landscapes that exhibit gratitude for the five elements of water, wood, stone, metal, and glass.
To create landscape spaces that are balanced, in harmony with their environment, surprise our clients, and draw them from the indoors out.
Rhadiante Van De Voorde
Principal & Founder
Award-winning landscape architect, Rhadiante Van De Voorde, is an expert in environmental design and a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects.
Fluent in the art and science of Feng Shui and the 5 element theory, Rhadiante and her team beautifully balance the energies of wood, water, fire, earth, and metal in their designs.
“Form and function are the natural balance of good design.”
Craig is a 3D design specialist with more than twenty-three years of experience in landscape design including roles at Jeff Gamboni Landscape Architects, a Stockton, CA commercial landscape firm specializing in sustainability and LEED certified design, and Custom Residential Landscape Design Firm in San Luis Obispo, CA.
Javan graduated from UC Davis in 2013 with a B.S. in Landscape Architecture and has been a licensed Landscape Architect since 2020.
With a special passion for plants and creating captivating gardens, Javan takes a thoughtful approach to designing spaces that look great, are enjoyable to be in, and embody the client's personal style.
Javan’s work includes design for all manner of residential projects from small courtyards to large multi-acre estates across the Sacramento, Bakersfield, and San Francisco region.
When not working, Javan can be found at his local climbing gym with his family, trying out new routes.
“I love natural beauty and strive to incorporate it into all aspects of my life.”
Lori has a BS in Human Development from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo and heads up our day-to-day functions ensuring that each project goes smoothly from start to finish.
Instrumental to each client project, Lori is the friendly face of Elemental coordinating client appointments, filing for permits, scheduling contractors, and purchasing all materials.
In love with her other job as a mom, Lori also enjoys kayaking, getting dirty in mud runs, taking bubble baths, and reading in her spare time.
Senior Landscape Designer, CLIA EPA WaterSense Irrigation Partner
Sean is a Certified Landscape Irrigation Auditor with more than thirty years’ landscape design experience collaborating with architects, landscape architects and designers, contractors, and plant nurseries.
Sean received his BLA from the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY ESF) in 2000 and his Certified Landscape Irrigation license from the Irrigation Association (CLIA) in 2010.
Sean began his career in southern California designing landscapes and conducting field inspections near Palm Springs, California. Working in an arid region honed his skills in landscape water usage, irrigation design, and proper water management strategies. Sean continues his experience as a landscape and irrigation designer for private and commercial properties throughout the Bay area and Kauia, Hawaii.
Social Media & Marketing Manager
A graduate of San Jose State University studying architectural and graphic design, Alison has a love for art, beauty, and the written word, making her an especially enthusiastic member of our team!
Alison's experience in social media marketing over the years includes promoting luxury businesses in retail, real estate, wellness, and other professional services.