Thank you for your interest in David Reed, Landscape Architects. Our creativity and innovative applications continue to result in award winning landscapes with a genuine Spirit of Place. Careful site planning and the command of elements such as stone, water, wood, and plant life collaborate to evoke that sense of unique spirit in each landscape.

David Reed, Landscape Architects was founded in 1982. Over the last thirty years the firm has gained a reputation for excellence in the practice of all aspects of the landscape architecture profession. Before becoming a landscape architect, David Reed had several years of experience in the construction industry, working with craftsmen in stone masonry and carpentry, giving him valuable insight into construction materials and techniques.

David believes the garden can be a very special and powerful place. “I view my art and profession of Landscape Architecture as a vehicle for improving not just the quality of life, but increasing the awareness of its sanctity.”

THE SCOPE OF OUR SERVICES

For our best completed projects to date we are involved in a full scope of services, from design through construction documents, bidding and actual construction administration or observation. We are often involved in post construction and maintenance follow up to insure the long, healthy life of a project. However, we are prepared to work with you to develop any of these phases of work.

Schematic Design

From the first on-site meeting, a program and ideas are generated to conceive the foundation of the design concept. We take great care to listen to our clients’ needs, and to interpret them with attention and finesse. From here the Landscape Architect works to create the Schematic design, a loose but formative plan or a set of graphic ideas for the entire property. Sometimes construction costs are roughly estimated at this phase of work.

Design Development

After meeting with the client to discuss the schematic plan, the Landscape Architect further develops his ideas into the Concept Master Plan, a scale drawn footprint of all proposed improvements. The Preliminary Cost Statement is usually delineated by the end of this phase of design.

Construction Documents

For our larger, or more custom projects, the Firm usually develops a complete set of Construction Documents, or working drawings & specifications, which give the builder all the necessary information he needs to bid and install the work.

Bidding

This includes requests for and procurement of valid proposals for construction from licensed contractors with a quality reputation. Remember, your project is only as good as the builder.

Construction Administration

The option we recommend most is to have our office continue the guidance set forth in the plans by administering construction.

Or, we can visit the site, upon your request, at pre-arranged critical points to review the contractor’s performance and installation.

The very inspiration which creates a design cannot be totally transmitted on paper, but is an ongoing sensitivity to be carried on throughout the installation. Our input at this stage can be critical to the final result and integrated sense of the design.

After the completion of construction we offer a site consultation service to make sure your garden is thriving and that there are no problems.

Design Fees

Good things take time. Good design, once implemented becomes an investment in your property that endures and appreciates in value. At David Reed, Landscape Architects we work hard to develop our ideas in an efficient manner. If you are looking for the best quality combined with design value you will be pleased with our work.

We invite you to make an appointment to visit our office, review our residential portfolio in more detail, or to discuss your project further. We look forward to showing you what we can do. The great majority of our work comes directly from referrals by our satisfied clients.