design process

san francisco landscapes

phase 1 DESIGN BRIEF

the goal of DESIGN BRIEF is for the client and designer to gather ideas collaboratively. the site analysis starts with a sketch of the client’s property such as house orientation, windows, doors, paths, and driveways by measuring and photographing existing conditions. the site analysis sketch is then transcribed into a 2D CAD base plan which will serve as the foundation for the design. the initial brief, site analysis, and budget will drive the design development.

san francisco landscapes

phase 2 DESIGN DEVELOPMENT

the goal of DESIGN DEVELOPMENT is to generate a set of plans that captures the client’s desired garden. once the base plan is generated, the concept design will be layered on top. the concept design will consist of the following plans:

  • demolition
  • schematic concept
  • layout hardscape
  • plant schedule
  • lighting
  • irrigation schedule (if requested)

a project-specific plant palette will be presented through PlantMaster (an online plant database). the designer will conduct one 1-hour virtual meeting to discuss the plant selection and gather the client’s feedback.

san francisco landscapes

phase 3 DESIGN REVIEW

the goal of DESIGN REVIEW is to present the plans generated in DESIGN DEVELOPMENT, gather client feedback, and generate master plans. the review process typically happens through two rounds of client presentations (conducted virtually) and designer revisions. the master plans will be delivered electronically.