Robert May Landscape Architecture has a disciplined design process, as described below.
Phase I – Initial Site Visit
Robert will meet with the client to discuss their needs and desires, the project design time line, the project budget, the design process, and May Landscape Architecture design fees.
The client will also be shown work examples that Robert has done over the past years.
Phase II – Site Analysis
Robert will visit the project site to evaluate the topography, existing vegetation, utility line locations, existing site structures, and any special site features such as views, existing ponds, lake views, rock outcrops, etc. Free-hand sketches of existing site features, plan ideas etc. will also be done, which will be used in preparing the concept plan when he returns to the studio.
Robert will also visit the site to observe existing drainage patterns, dry creek situations, lake levels, etc.
This phase of the project design may take several trips to the site depending on the size of the project.
Phase III – Conceptual Master Plan Preparation
The Conceptual Master Plan will show the design intent for the entire project and include the general location of landscape plant materials, walls, walks, fencing, patio, etc. that are to be incorporated into the design.
Robert will present the Conceptual Master Landscape Plan to the owners for comments and approval.
Phase IV – Preliminary Master Plan Preparation
Based on comments received on the Conceptual Master Plan, a Preliminary Master Plan will be prepared. This plan will show the resolution of all of the owner’s comments and requested revisions to the Conceptual Master Landscape Plan.
Robert will present the Preliminary Master Landscape Plan to the owners for approval.
Phase V – Final Master Plan
Based on approval of the Preliminary Master Plan, Robert will prepare the Final Master Plan and present it to the owner.
The Final Master Landscape Plan will be professionally sealed by the landscape architect of record.