Deanna Pope Ozio and Paul Ozio, ASLA, founded Pope Ozio & Associates Landscape Architects in 1995. Over the years we have developed the wide variety of skills and practical experience it takes to design, develop and manage virtually any kind of landscape architecture and construction project, from the simplest to the most complex.
Honoring our clients’ architectural and personal styles provides us with design challenges that keep our work interesting and fresh. We enjoy being part of a design team, collaborating with our clients and other design professionals. This combined effort often yields the most successful and rewarding designs. Careful attention to detail, thoughtful material selections and respect for budgetary and site constraints are hallmarks of our design process.
Deanna was raised in the southwest Georgia town of Americus, and developed a deep appreciation for the classical architecture and subtle sophistication found in the area’s timeless design. She earned a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from the University of Georgia’s School of Environmental Design in 1984 and began working in land planning for metro Atlanta residential communities, commercial and office institutional developments and managing rezoning and variance applications for diverse projects. For more than 20 years she has focused on creating thoughtful residential garden designs.
Paul Ozio, ASLA grew up in south Louisiana, where his interest in natural environments and plants flourished. Horticulture was in his blood: kin from earlier decades helped design City Park in New Orleans, famed for its gallery of live oaks. Paul received his Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from Louisiana State University in 1986 before moving to Atlanta. He has extensive experience in the practice of residential landscape architecture and garden design, and has worked with public and private parks, playgrounds and recreational facilities, stream bank restorations, wildlife habitats and community vegetable gardens. Paul is a registered landscape architect in the State of Georgia and is a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects.