About Us

Watermark Landscape Architecture is a design, planning, and development consulting firm located in the mountains of Western North Carolina. We provide comprehensive, quality design services for landowners, homeowners, developers, conservation organizations and municipalities. We pride ourselves on creative yet practical solutions for each project, always keeping in mind the wants and needs of the client as well as thoroughly understanding the unique characteristics and potential of each property. We are committed to our clients, and work to build long term relationships that provide them with what they need, when they need it.

Because we live and work in such a special region, the Watermark team is always mindful of its unique characteristics, and strives to design each project in harmony with its natural surroundings. We emphasize native plants and materials, low-impact and sustainable design elements, and context-sensitive solutions. We apply our experience and knowledge to create successful design solutions: aesthetically, environmentally, economically and socially. First to create a design that works…then to make it beautiful.



Landscape Design
Water Conservation Design
Low Impact & Sustainble Design
Low Maintenance Landscapes
Aging in Place Design
Recreation Planning & Design
Greenway & Trail Design
Historic Landscapes
Brownfield Redevelopment
Stakeholder Meetings
Design Charrettes
Habitiat Specific Designs
Land Use Master Planning

Site Planning
Streetscape Design
Development Consulting
Site Discovery 
Site Evaluation & Analysis
Feasibility Studies
Grading, Drainage, & Erosion Control Plans
Project Submittals & Representation
Ordinance Review & Compliance
Construction Administration
Project Management
Zoning Approvals



Hunter Marks holds a Master's in Landscape Architecture from Louisiana State University and a BS in Agriculture from the University of Tennessee. He is a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects, a LEED AP accredited professional, and is licensed in North Carolina, Georgia, and Tennessee. In addition to his work as a Landscape Architect, he has over 20 years experience in sales, marketing, and so has a thorough understanding and appreciation of the business and financial aspects of his client's projects.

Brooke Alexander holds a degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Georgia. She has in-depth knowledge and background with plant material, graphics, and design. Brooke's extensive travel and work experience brings an added dimension to each project, which is highly valued by our clients.