OUR PROCESS 

 

The traditional design process involves developing a design program, measuring the site to create a site plan to scale, developing a schematic master plan and preparation of a preliminary cost estimate.  Upon approval of the design and cost estimate, we prepare construction drawings, assist with bid coordination and construction administration.  If permits are required, the construction drawing phase includes permit drawings and coordination with consultants including structural engineer and submittal to local planning agencies.

 

“…I personally wanted to thank you for the outstanding landscape and design project you recently competed for our home. It certainly lived up to our greatest expectations and more. Your creativity and excellent use of space gives our yard the appearance of an expansive arboretum maximizing the use of the entire lot. We have already had numerous complements on the beauty and style of the hillside area. We also wanted to thank you for living up to our contract of no cost overrides. We realize that sometimes that can be a difficult task to ensure, particularly when dealing with a project of this magnitude. Your courtesy and promptness in returning our calls is also greatly appreciated.”

-Ramsey & Lorna Alsalam

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“I thought you were very articulate about your concerns, and your caring but positive attitude helped all of us to get a final resolution”

-Molly O’Hearn

ONSITE DESIGN CHARETTES

 

The on-site Design Charette process is for smaller gardens and involves an interactive design process with the Owner at the site and at the kitchen table.  The first step is developing a site plan to scale by measuring the site.  The second step is sitting down at the kitchen table and developing a concept design though an overlay process.  The process takes two hours and the owner has a concept design at scale to get budgeting costs.  The benefits of this process is the quick turnaround to develop a design, the low upfront cost to get a design, project budget and project direction.

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