Process - Residential Design
Graphics are created using computer-aided drafting (AutoCAD) as well as by hand. Once a base map is created I will prepare hand-drawn concept sketches, based on your own desires for your landscape, as well as on practical considerations, such as slopes, sun and shade, access... As we discuss the sketches, your garden expression will come into focus.
Following the conceptual phase, we may want to study further ideas, involve engineers or other consultants, or I will move on to construction drawings. Sometimes these drawings can be simplified, such as for a small space or if clients are experienced gardeners and are installing a planted area themselves. Often a full set of drawings is required, either for bidding purposes or for permit drawings.
Two sample concept sketches for a suburban garden:
Computer generated drawings are used for more detailed drawings. Parts of some of those drawings are shown below.