Landscape architecture involves the planning, design, management, and nurturing of the built and natural environments. With their unique skill set, our landscape architects work to improve human and environmental health. They plan and design parks, streetscapes, trails, plazas, residences, and other projects that strengthen communities.
Landscape architecture involves the systematic design and general engineering of various structures for construction and human use, investigation of existing social, ecological, and soil conditions and processes in the landscape, and the design of other interventions that will produce desired outcomes.
How do we handle the process?
Designing, developing, and maintaining a landscape architecture project is a process — that’s why it is important to collaborate with expert design professionals to do it right. At Williams Construction Services, your project is in good hands.
The design-brief stage in landscape architecture is all about asking the right questions. Our architect interacts with the developer, so they can communicate the goals they have for the project. In this phase, our landscape architects figure out how the design will accomplish all those objectives.
The landscape architect takes the ideas discussed with the developer and turns them into plans on a digital page. This process is broken down into 3 phases—pre-design, conceptual design, and design development. Throughout the design phase, we consider factors such as cost, purpose, and features of the site.
During this stage, our architects will also perform site visits to inspect the landscape process. They make sure it adheres to the originally approved plans. Having the designer of the project visit the site can help mitigate any lapses in communication, from the ideas on paper to the physical execution.
During the close-out phase, the architect then compiles all the documents, including drawings, manuals, renderings and specifications. The plan transfers over to the owners in case they ever want to make changes or updates or need to reference the original source materials in the future.
An essential part in keeping a landscaping project in good condition is through routine maintenance. Through continual upkeep, projects have a much better chance of continuing to improve over time. They are also less likely to need a complete revival from square one after only a few years.