We have discovered that the best designs emerge from a thoughtful and collaborative process that begins with an understanding of client’s goals and integrates those with the realities of each site.
The conceptual design phase is truly a collaborative, creative effort in which we begin to explore preliminary design option. A variety of alternative concepts are created, evaluated and presented to the client for review and feedback. In this phase the refinement of conceptual ideas evolves to form the design foundation. Ideas from concepts can be selectively combined at this point of design process to create the final plan.
During the design development phase, we refine the concept plan. This phase includes the selection of construction material, preliminary cost estimates and working closely with the client as many of the design details are finalized.
Upon acceptance of the final design concept and proposed construction budget, we move to the final phase of the design process. This includes the preparation of plans as necessary, including layout and materials, grading, planting, and any specialty items. If permitting is required from town boards such as Planning, Zoning, Historic, and Conservation Commission, that is completed now prior to project bidding. The final step is this phase is to bid out the project for construction.
Throughout the construction process, we like to participate in overseeing the project to maintain the design integrity. Modification to the design often occurs in the field as the project progress. We work closely with the construction team and the client to see that every detail is properly implemented. We assist the site and planting layout, approve completed work, and review contractor requisitions for payment. It is our goal to ensure that the project is completed on time, on budget, and in a professional manner.