Landscape Architecture & Construction

1. Initial Consultation

  • Walk project site with client
  • Gather information from client regarding project goals, concerns and budget
  • Review portfolio photos
  • Discuss high-level design ideas and possibilities

2. Conceptual Design/Budget

  • Perform site analysis, take measurements and inventory existing elements
  • Draft conceptual plan based on objectives identified in consultation
  • Develop project budget with high and low options based on project scope and material choices
  • Present conceptual plan and project budget to client for feedback
  • Client selects from menu of options to determine project scope and materials

3. Construction Plans

  • Revise plan and budget with client feedback
  • Finalize project scope, material selections and planting plan
  • Complete construction details and plans
  • Present final plan and construction budget
  • Discuss maintenance program

4. Project Construction

  • Operations manager contacts client to review project and set tentative start date
  • Operations manager conducts pre-construction meeting with client, designer and foreman on site
  • Foreman and operations manager direct project; designer provides architectural supervision
  • Review change orders with client prior to completion
  • Create written punch list during client walk-through and present maintenance proposal
  • Construction agreement fulfilled upon completion of punch list

5. Aftercare

  • Construction team transfers project to service team for aftercare or maintenance team for first visit
  • Perform warranty walk-through and complete necessary work the following growing season

6. Maintenance

  • Execute contracted maintenance activities