Our landscape design process starts with you, our client. We want to totally understand your vision, style, timeframe, and the unique aspects of your site before we make recommendations. We offer both residential and commercial landscape architecture. After we come to your home or business to talk with you about your project in detail and walk through the site, we’ll follow up with a detailed Design Proposal specific to your project.
Upon approval of the Design Proposal, we will create a Conceptual Plan,a hand-drawn landscape design, showing our general concepts and budget. We’ll analyze the site conditions and collect information that may impact the design, such as microclimates with differing sun, water, and wind exposures. We’ll create a combination of hand-drawn graphics and imagery to communicate the design.
Detailed Master Plan
Next, after your review, we’ll use your feedback to create a final detailed Master Plan, which outlines key features, specifying everything from masonry materials to specific plants. We’ll also provide a Preliminary Construction Estimate, including all raw materials and subcontractor fees, along with a project schedule. We’ll review local planning and building codes that might influence the project.
With your approval of the Master Plan and Preliminary Construction Estimate, we’ll work out critical dimensions and details across the site using AutoCAD computerization. We may also create elevation and section drawings showing vertical views of key features. The Construction Estimate is then revised to reflect any changes in design decisions.
If required for the project, we’ll work closely with you and your local jurisdiction to help ensure successful approvals through any required Planning, Building, or Environmental permits. We’ll produce and submit drawing packages and required calculations. We’ll coordinate, as needed, with the appropriate local jurisdictions and make design adjustments, if necessary, until the necessary permits are issued.
We’ll prepare all of the documents needed to help your landscape construction team be as successful as possible, whether you work with The Land Collaborative or another landscape contractor.