Design Services

A. Full service design package

I. Initial Consultation

  • Non-charge site visit with client to collect wish list, ideas, talk about possibilities.
  • Discuss project budget, timing, required drawing package.
  • Proposal for design services sent to client.

II. Schematic Design Phase

  • Base sheet developed from client provided site plan or Topographic Map.
  • Site analysis: photographic documentation and field measurements as needed.
  • Sketch (to scale) of landscape, hardscape, special features, and structures from client's wish list.
  • This phase may require a Topographic and boundary survey from a Surveyor.

III. Design Development Phase

  • All materials, colors, and finishes listed and selected by client.
  • Collection of product cut-sheets and sketches of structures.
  • Preliminary plant list.
  • Preliminary cost estimate.

IV. Drawing Construction Phase

  • City / Town approval package as required (permits, submittals and public meetings by others).
  • Grading and Drainage Plan-coordinate with the Civil Engineer.
  • Layout Plan-dimensional and hardscape materials.
  • Irrigation Plan.
  • Planting and Lighting Plan.
  • Construction Details-all custom-built elements. Structures to be coordinated with Structural and Geotechnical Engineer.
  • Planting and Irrigation Installation Details.
  • This phase may require a Structural Engineer, Civil Engineer, Geotechnical Engineer, Arborist.

V. Construction Observation Phase

  • Bid review and contractor selection assistance with client.
  • Project review to review progress generally with intent and consistency of plans.

VI. Post Construction Services

  • Maintenance specifications and selection of weekly and quantenly maintenance services.

 

B. Consultations

I. Consultation:

  • Site visit with client to discuss ideas, and needed documentation.
  • Sketches can be generated in field, or more drawings later.
  • Great for future planning, siting of structures, improving curb appeal, landscape renovation...
  • Graphics hand-drawn and colored plans for effective communications and City approvals. Transform CADD drawings into more artistic renderings.