We consider the owner/client as the most important member of the design team. Our job is to be good, active listeners. Asking the engaging and thoughtful questions to better understand your project vision, goals, needs, and budget. Based on this initial conversation other design disciplines maybe included as part of the design team (i.e., architects, engineers, archaeologist, planners). Our team-based interdisciplinary approach means every aspect of your project will receive the highest level of design expertise and project management to assure its total success. This will be the first of many conversations as we, all, work together to bring your ideas into reality.
The interesting part about landscape architecture is that no two sites are the same. This means that every design is tailored to the site with the client’s vision in mind. At the beginning of the project, we will conduct a thorough site analysis identifying existing characteristics that should be preserved, enhanced, or leveraged. During this step we identify any site limitations or legal restrictions. We begin developing the design program and start envisioning how the site and the program are integrated. We specialize in integrating your goals with the existing site characteristics. This results in increased project value and reduction in overall construction cost.
Design to us is problem solving. We draw from decades of experience to offer you practical, yet creative design solutions. We will present you with preliminary concepts for your input and approval. We will provide you with multiple graphical illustrations (hand sketches, computer renderings and virtual 3D modeling etc.) so that you clearly understand and are comfortable with the direction of the design concept.
Design is in the details. This is the stage that we turn beautiful renderings into construction documents. Documents that will be use for bidding, submitting to permitting agencies, and during construction. We will work with you to select all final details and finishes. We will update probable cost of construction to ensure we are within budget. Required permits will be submitted and we will be actively engaged with reviewers to ensure your project is approved in a timely manner.
From competitively bidding out your project, to negotiating the final contract, we will be with you throughout the contractor selection process. During construction we visit the site frequently, provide timely responses to contractor’s request for information, and administered the construction contract to ensure construction goes as smoothly as possible.