1 The Principles of Landscape Design 2 What is Landscape Design
Involves the union between nature and mans built environment.
Includes aesthetics and function (beauty and practicality).
For people and/or the environment.
3 Steps in the Landscape Design Process
Site Survey and Analysis
4 Program Phase
Site Survey and Analysis
5 Design Phase
6 Program Phase
Considers facts of the project (collects facts about site and client).
Anticipating problems future needs activities development of site.
Plan to satisfy needs of the customer (need to know personality lifestyle needs desires priorities).
7 How important is the Program Phase If the designer does a poor job..design decisions will be inaccuraterecommendations to the client will be ineffectivethe client will be dissatisfiedthe designers reputation suffersthere will be no new job referralsthe firm goes out of business. 8 Client Interview
Find out as much about the client as possible.
Client may not even know what they want.
This makes people skills very important.
9 Questions to Ask Client
How much free time
Personality (Social or Private)
Children and/or Pets
Favorite Colors or Plant Types
10 Site Survey
The purpose of the site survey is to inventory the existing features of the site. The items that are inventoried include...
Climate-macro (entire lot) and micro (specific area within the site
Soil-structure and fertility
Record views-back door living room window driveway to front door deck road
13 Site Analysis
Identify Use Areas (for example a large open area with a gentle slope and good soil and no overhead wires would be an ideal location for a garden).
14 Problem Statement
Defines the scope (kind) of project with general sentences or phrases.
Defines what you are trying to accomplish through this process.
General. Not Specific.
Create more specific statements that identify the goals of the project. These still are not actual design decisions.
Create a bubble diagram of the property and the uses for each portion of the property.
17 Design Phase
The purpose of the design phase is to put all of the information thought and ideas gathered in the program phase into a working design.
18 Preliminary Design
Tends to be a rough sketch not exactly to scale not fully labeled.
Include specific design items include plant and hardscape materials.
This design is shared with the client for feedback.
19 Final Design
The preliminary design is modified to include the feedback from the client.
The final design is professionally completed drawn to scale and includes clearly labeled items and a materials list.
This design is provided to the landscape contractor for installation.
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