October 24, 2020
DESIGN MISSION: A statement that best describes the overall characteristics, expectations and functions of the space to be designed.
CLIENT COMMITMENT: A clients dedication and understanding of the planning, procedures and costs required to formulate and implement the Design Mission.
PROJECT PRIORITIES: A clients detailed list of elements to be considered, personal ideas, desires and priorities for the space to be designed, as outlined in the Design Mission.
BUDGET: A clients need to establish a realistic price for the implementation of the landscape improvement project that will fulfill the goals and aspirations of the Design Mission and Project Priorities.
PLANNING: A schedule of important times and dates that relate to the procedures required to formulate and implement the Landscape Master Plan.
ON & OFF SITE CHARACTERISTICS: A description of all existing on and off site elements and conditions that may have an impact on the site in regard to the Project Priorities and Design Mission.
SITE STRENGTHS: A description of all existing elements and conditions that may have a positive impact on the site in regard to the Project Priorities and Design Mission.
SITE WEAKNESSES: A description of all existing elements and conditions that may have a negative impact on the site in regard to the Project Priorities and Design Mission.
FUNCTIONAL BASE MAP: A graphic illustration of the site, including all On & Off Site Characteristics, Site Strengths and Site Weaknesses that will impact the site.
DESIGN PROCESS: The creation of the Landscape Master Plan which illustrates the clients Project Priorities as they relate to the Design Mission, Budget and Functional Base Map.
IMPLEMENTATION: The process of constructing and installing the features and elements illustrated on the Landscape Master Plan.
Plandesign Services and Document Schedule
1. FIRST MEETING: Meeting on site with the client to review PLANDESIGN and discuss the Design Mission, Client Commitment, Project Priorities, Budget and Planning issues.
2. SITE VISIT: Time spent on site to gather design information, perform field measurements, locate and list all On & Off Site Characteristics and describe existing Site Strengths and Site Weaknesses.
3. DESIGN PROCESS: Analyze site data in the form of a Functional Base Map and begin the preparation of the preliminary landscape master plan and cost estimate.
4. SECOND MEETING: Meeting on site with the client to present the preliminary landscape plan, discuss the Budget and review materials included within the design.
5. DESIGN PROCESS: If necessary, perform revisions to complete the landscape master plan and cost estimate as discussed at the second meeting.
6. THIRD MEETING: Meeting on site with the client to approve the landscape master plan, cost estimate and materials. Coordinate installation of the landscape improvement project and payments with the client.
7. IMPLEMENTATION: Call utilities, order and purchase materials and begin installation of the landscape master plan as arranged with the client.
DOCUMENT SCHEDULE: The following drawings and documents will be prepared during the Design Process.
1. PRELIMINARY PLAN: This plan will illustrate all existing site conditions and proposed elements of the design for your site at a scale of 1/8" = 1'- 0". Notes will identify proposed hardscape items and quantities. Labels will identify proposed plant materials, quantities and sizes. The cost estimate will consist of quantities, descriptions of the proposed items, unit costs and total costs. You will retain up to two (2) prints of the preliminary plan and a copy of the cost estimate.
2. MASTER PLAN: This plan will illustrate any revisions and modifications to the design as requested by the client at a scale of 1/8" = 1' - 0". Final locations and quantities of all hardscape items (patios, walkways, steps, retaining walls, decks, overhead structures, swimming pools, hot tubs, water features and drystone creeks) will be noted. Labels will identify final quantities and sizes of plant materials. Notes will identify any other items that are included in the overall landscape improvement project. The final cost estimate will consist of revised quantities, descriptions, unit costs and total costs. You will retain one print of the landscape master plan and a copy of the cost estimate.
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