Our Process

Our Design+Build process follows five key phases:

  • Initial Consultation
  • Conceptual Design
  • Preliminary Budget
  • Design Development and Final Pricing
  • Project Management and Construction

The initial consultation begins with a meeting at the project site and a review of the project scope with our landscape architect and the clients, architect and/or builder to review site specific conditions.

Following the initial meeting and acceptance of our design agreement, we’ll begin working on a Conceptual Design, which may include several variations, image boards and other supporting graphics depending on the nature of the project. The Conceptual Design is typically reviewed at our office, where we can use our project files as additional references for the design presentation.

Once the Conceptual Design is agreed upon, we’ll begin putting together a Preliminary Budget to ensure that the direction of the design is achievable within the project’s budget.

Upon acceptance and approval of the conceptual design and budget, our design team will make any necessary design revisions and material selections and will ultimately finalize the budget with a proposal for the project management and construction phase of the process.

After the contract is finalized, we’ll schedule the work to take place. Many projects can be built in just a couple of days, while larger, more complex projects may take a number of months. Your project management team, including your landscape architect and an assigned project manager, will coordinate all installation and construction services and keep you up-to-date with project schedules. On larger-scale projects, we will inform you of the sequencing of subcontractors and our crews by providing a written schedule of the project that may be updated periodically to take inclement weather and other unexpected delays into consideration. Throughout the project, your project manager and landscape architect will take a hands-on approach to managing the quality and schedule of the project while keeping you informed along the way. Once the work is complete, we’ll schedule a final walkthrough to teach you about your new space, which is now ready to be enjoyed.