PROCESS

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1. Design

Develop your idea

The beginning 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 as the designs evolve.

2. Planning

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. 

3. Build

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 sub-grades, drainage systems, as well as base materials, utilities, irrigation, stonework, structures and features. It is the variety of design solutions unique to each site that keeps the work interesting and challenging.

4. Detail

Add the finishing touches

The final part of the construction process often involves planting, 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.  

5. 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.

"I’m grateful for the many clients who have commissioned a diverse collection of landscape installations. It is a joy to return and see how the spaces have transformed over time."

— Scott Wunderle, PLA, ASLA