While leading a community volunteer project to renovate a school campus, Q had the pleasure of removing the asphalt kindergarten yard with a Bobcat donated for the project.

The kindergarten yard perimeter was expanded and the asphalt replaced with swings, a garden, grapes, fruit trees, a dirt pile ("Mr. Mountain," as it's called by students,) a sand box, play houses, stump jumps and other fun things.  Here, Q plants one of the fruit trees.

Peter Quady  -  Founder & Principal

California Registered Landscape Architect Lic. No. 5641


For more than 25 years, Peter Quady (known as "Q" by friends, colleagues and clients) has been dedicated to the proposition that thoughtful design is an essential tool in building a better world.


Peter Quady is an award-winning graduate of the Landscape Architecture program at the University of Oregon and a licensed Landscape Architect in the state of California.  He founded EIDER Design in 2009.


In his professional career, Q has assumed many roles, including designer, land planner, project coordinator and project manager.  He has worked on projects ranging from detailed, small scale design to master planned communities of hundreds of acres, including home landscapes, parks and playgrounds, creek restoration, subdivision design and many others.  On these projects, Q has brought value to clients and their projects through innovative design, creative problem solving, effective and timely communication, and the energy and persistence to ensure the project is successful.  He continues to offer these services in residential landscape design through EIDER Yardworks and in planning through EIDER Landworks.


Peter Quady grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and called Oregon's Willamette Valley his home for many years after that.  He has traveled around the world and lived, worked and studied in Japan, Moscow, Hong Kong and Taiwan.  He now lives, works and raises his family in Sacramento, California.


In time away from work, one of Q's favorite places is the Redwoods along California's North Coast.