The first step in the design process is a free consultation, where the designer meets with the potential client on site to discuss details of the project including intended use, client needs, aesthetics, and initial ideas for the space. Having the opportunity to get a feel for the site and the scope of work gives the designer essential insight and the information needed to provide an accurate estimate of the required design time. After the first meeting, the designer creates a designer proposal to present to the client before moving forward. Once a design contract is agreed upon and signed, Landwell Design + Build Co. uses the following phases to convey initial conceptual ideas, develop the design, and deliver a final master plan:
Phase I - Design Exploration:
Landwell Design + Build Co. will present the client(s) with conceptual ideas for the front yard area. These ideas will illustrate the ideas of the homeowners that were discussed in the initial meeting as well as the ideas of the designer. These conceptual ideas will appear “diagramatic” and are intended to show the client(s) different arrangements for the different elements desired in the landscape. This phase will be interactive and the client(s) will provide feedback on which ideas they would like to see explored further and which ones they would not.
Phase II - Design Development:
The designer will take the feedback from the client(s) during the phase one meeting and further develop the design. The designer will present the client(s) with a more detailed design that shows proper scale, placement and orientation of hardscape elements, planting areas, and other landscape features. In this phase the designer will present the client(s) with different material and plant options/styles in order to coordinate these details with the overall design direction.
Phase III - Final Design:
The designer will take Phase II feedback and develop a comprehensive master plan of the designed space that will include the following:
· 24”x 36” Master Plan, drawn to scale, that includes material specifications, construction notes, planting specifications, plant species and plant quantities.
· Construction Proposal that outlines the cost to build the project