When people ask me, “What’s your profession?” I smile.
It started in 1982. With a degree in both horticulture and landscape architecture, and a cultivated mixture of professional design and hard labor, Mirror Lake was born out of the extra bedroom in a modest home in North Houston. I was working seventy-five-hour weeks in an industry that my mother, with chagrin, referred to as a “seasonal occupation”. Over the years Mirror Lake has grown, and with it, so have my client’s desires.
As a landscape architect, I am asked to create special places that set the stage for great family memories. In our design process we are called to be masters of an array of disciplines. We blend our expertise in construction, design, horticulture and project management to develop pools and gardens that respond to our clients’ goals. And when I see how our designs excite and enliven every individual in the home, I smile.
Now, some 30 years later, my individual efforts are complemented by a team of skilled professionals, and Mirror Lake is winning awards while developing projects I could only dream of when we first started.
It’s no wonder that when I have the opportunity to see how families have enhanced their lives through the designs of Mirror Lake, I can say that I am proud to be a Landscape Architect.
If you share with us a passion for outdoor living, take a look around our website and see why people refer to Mirror Lake as “Architects of the Garden Lifestyle”.
Michael Shawn Kelly, ALSA
Founder Mirror Lake Landscapes, Pools & Waterfalls