From the Latin words terr ("earth") and genus ("to begin").
The word 'terrigenous' means beginning with the land.
Phase One: Design
Develop your idea
The beginning of the process includes information gathering, schematic design, preliminary project planning, and design development. A visual assessment is made using surveys, photos, and drone imagery. Concepts are represented through abstract drawings, perspectives, sketches, models, and images. Materials, details, dimensions, and specifications are determined.
Phase Two: Plan
Manage your project
Next begins a transition from ideas and concepts to project management and planning. This is the time when any necessary permits are obtained and the final scope-of-work, construction schedule, and budget is finalized. We pride ourselves in a seamless transition from the design concepts and conversations to a project plan that will work for all involved.
Phase Three: Construct
Implement your plan
Construction varies widely from one project to the next, but can include the following: delivery and mobilization of materials, demolition of existing structures, excavation of subgrades, drainage systems, as well as base materials, utilities, irrigation, stonework, structures and features, etc. It is the variety of design solutions unique to each site that keeps the work interesting and rewarding.
Phase Four: Detail
Add the finishing touches
The final part of the construction process gives us a chance to call out trees and plants separately, as well as fixtures and furniture. The visual amenities in the detailing phase pull together the finer artistic elements that bring the design vision to life.
Phase Five: Continuum
"When we design and build a project it is simply the beginning of what that space will become over time. A set of conditions have been established, which will change and adjust indefinitely. Much is learned as the projects age. Being a part of this process in important to us. At times we return to make corrections, edits, and revisions—other times simply to photograph what the spaces have become. I’m grateful for the many clients who have supported a diverse collection of projects over the two decades."
— Scott Wunderle, ASLA
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