ImageGreg received his masters degree in horticulture from the University of Sydney and has been a registered Landscape Architect since 1982.

New Directions in Landscape Architecture inc. has been operating for more than 38 years and in that time Mr. Trutza and New Directions have received numerous awards and accolades.

  • Sunset Landscape Design Award
  • City AZ Landscape Award
  • International Pool Design Gold Medal Award
  • Desert Botanical Garden Landscape
  • City of Phoenix Beautification Award
  • Design Icon Award 2016 from Design Resources Magazine


New Directions and Greg are often showcased and presented at area design show houses benefiting various charities.

  • Phoenix Symphony Designer Show House
  • Phoenix Home and Garden Landscape Show
  • A.S.I.D. Royal Palms Hotel Show House
  • Southwest Passages Landscape Show
  • Phoenix Home and Garden Designer Show House

Mr. Trutza’s work and philosophy is highly regarded and requested for production and publication and can be regularly seen in;

  • Sunset Magazine
  • Phoenix Home and Garden
  • Southwest Passages
  • Better Homes and Gardens
  • also by watching HGTV and PBS