At Plan West, the
point where site design ends and landscape architecture begins
is often blurred. Often, Landscape Architecture is an extension
of the planning process but can be a unique design process unto
itself. Either way, we believe the art of Landscape Architecture
defines the human character of a place and provides the environment
that creates a comfortable living condition.
Landscape Architecture includes the detailed
design of site features. This may include the details associated
with a unique paving design in a pedestrian plaza, or the material
selection and design of retaining walls, fences, trellises and
arbors. Other design features include entry monuments, outdoor
recreation facilities, or a unifiying, community street tree program.
Landscape Architecture almost always includes the detailed planting
design to help define, reinforce and complement the site design.
The detailed elements or unique features of
our landscape architectural designs strive to reinforce the overall
theme of the site plan while providing the project with a memorable
project character. Our experience shows that thoughtful detailing
and memorable site images can help provide a project in the short
term with a unique style and market advantage, and in the long
term with enduring community character.
Whether an extension of a site planning process
for a community master plan, a residential neighborhood, or an
individual building, we approach our landscape architectural commissions
with respect to the limited western water supply. We are committed
to create attractive projects with comfortable surroundings within
a sustainable landscape environment.
- Community Visioning
- Project Identity
- Landscape/Hardscape Design
- Amenity Design
- Construction Documents
- Construction Observation