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Services

Consultation

We place high priority on collaboration and service, striving in partnership with our clients, to engage in experiences that create environments to enhance the quality of life where people live, learn, work and play. As a team we are committed to professional integrity in our consultation partnerships, and applied to our projects in ways that are both passionate and pragmatic with equal emphasis on design and implementation. At our core, we focus on assisting our clients in creating beyond sustainable systems that integrate the needs of society with the integrity of nature, that is synergistic with the needs, budget, and timeline of our clients and project partners.

Landscape Design

Our designs, fundamentally based in biomimicry, are driven from a people-centered studio culture, which utilizes a process oriented systems thinking approach, integrated with vibrant creativity, and cultivate an environment which joyously renews and restores us personally and professionally, to eternally uphold our sensitivity to the natural environment, promote design excellence and continually exceed expectations - ours and our clients.

Project Management & Construction Administration

As design/builders and owner’s representatives, we observe the construction of our projects for conformity to construction drawings and specifications and through site observation services and other duties. When interpreting these documents, which serve as a legal contract between the owner and their prime and sub-contractors, we serve in a quasi-judicial capacity, showing fairness and impartiality to all sides of the partnership, to support the continuity, quality, and intent of the design. We work to manage and limit project risks by facilitating communications, maintaining clear project records, identify and correct problems in time to eliminate or minimize negative impact on construction costs, to assure the client that the completed build reflects the ultimate quality of the original design intent.

Design Review

Our Design Review Services encompass all phases of the design/build process, through thorough analysis and the creation of presentation tools, we observe, redline and submit recommendations for Schedules, Phasing, Site Analysis, all phases of Conceptual/Schematic/Construction Documents including: Planting, Irrigation, Lighting, Hydrozone, Site Amenities, and Fuel Modification Plans, Section Elevations, Rendered Perspectives, Details, Specifications, Models, Imagery Documents, and Soils Analysis/Remediation Reports. We analyze species’ appropriateness, layout, climatic overlaps, sight line provisioning, maintenance factors, application techniques, and potential substitutions. In regards to irrigation, stormwater management, and Low Impact Development, we analyze efficacy of specified irrigation materials, the accuracy of flow & pressure systems hydraulic calculations, hydro-zoning & evapo-transpiration rates, AB1881 Water Conservation Schedules (MAWA, ETWU), as well as cost evaluations estimation analysis for CNs & ECIs

Resource Analysis & Resource Reduction Development

With an emphasis on renewable energy flows, hybridized bioremediation systems, multilateral productive functions for circulation & distribution, aesthetic distinctiveness & intergenerational connectivity, we provide regenerative and sustainable solutions such as soil & climate specific species, native soil and plant community remediation, low impact & site specific design, locally sourced and manufactured materials & amenities, fostering symbiotic ecological & sociological relationships. We assist our clients by applying our landscape design/horticultural expertise, focused on indigenous and endemic, drought tolerant, low maintenance, California native ornamental plant species to Stormwater Management, Water Conservation & Reclamation Techniques, applied rainwater catchment, greywater recycling, SUSMP, LID & AB1881 to manage resources.

Consultation

We place high priority on collaboration and service, striving in partnership with our clients, to engage in experiences that create environments to enhance the quality of life where people live, learn, work and play. As a team we are committed to professional integrity in our consultation partnerships, and applied to our projects in ways that are both passionate and pragmatic with equal emphasis on design and implementation. At our core, we focus on assisting our clients in creating beyond sustainable systems that integrate the needs of society with the integrity of nature, that is synergistic with the needs, budget, and timeline of our clients and project partners.

Landscape Design

Our designs, fundamentally based in biomimicry, are driven from a people-centered studio culture, which utilizes a process oriented systems thinking approach, integrated with vibrant creativity, and cultivate an environment which joyously renews and restores us personally and professionally, to eternally uphold our sensitivity to the natural environment, promote design excellence and continually exceed expectations - ours and our clients.

Project Management & Construction Administration

As design/builders and owner’s representatives, we observe the construction of our projects for conformity to construction drawings and specifications and through site observation services and other duties. When interpreting these documents, which serve as a legal contract between the owner and their prime and sub-contractors, we serve in a quasi-judicial capacity, showing fairness and impartiality to all sides of the partnership, to support the continuity, quality, and intent of the design. We work to manage and limit project risks by facilitating communications, maintaining clear project records, identify and correct problems in time to eliminate or minimize negative impact on construction costs, to assure the client that the completed build reflects the ultimate quality of the original design intent.

Design Review

Our Design Review Services encompass all phases of the design/build process, through thorough analysis and the creation of presentation tools, we observe, redline and submit recommendations for Schedules, Phasing, Site Analysis, all phases of Conceptual/Schematic/Construction Documents including: Planting, Irrigation, Lighting, Hydrozone, Site Amenities, and Fuel Modification Plans, Section Elevations, Rendered Perspectives, Details, Specifications, Models, Imagery Documents, and Soils Analysis/Remediation Reports. We analyze species’ appropriateness, layout, climatic overlaps, sight line provisioning, maintenance factors, application techniques, and potential substitutions. In regards to irrigation, stormwater management, and Low Impact Development, we analyze efficacy of specified irrigation materials, the accuracy of flow & pressure systems hydraulic calculations, hydro-zoning & evapo-transpiration rates, AB1881 Water Conservation Schedules (MAWA, ETWU), as well as cost evaluations estimation analysis for CNs & ECIs

Resource Analysis & Resource Reduction Development

With an emphasis on renewable energy flows, hybridized bioremediation systems, multilateral productive functions for circulation & distribution, aesthetic distinctiveness & intergenerational connectivity, we provide regenerative and sustainable solutions such as soil & climate specific species, native soil and plant community remediation, low impact & site specific design, locally sourced and manufactured materials & amenities, fostering symbiotic ecological & sociological relationships. We assist our clients by applying our landscape design/horticultural expertise, focused on indigenous and endemic, drought tolerant, low maintenance, California native ornamental plant species to Stormwater Management, Water Conservation & Reclamation Techniques, applied rainwater catchment, greywater recycling, SUSMP, LID & AB1881 to manage resources.