We understand that things people see, the materials, the structures, and colors give the neighborhood or park a brand. These visible elements combined with the function of the other layers of infrastructure, that may not be visible, will determine the success or failure of a project.
We seek the opinion of our clients on everything involved in the project, from the layout to the suggested construction or plant materials. If the direction is not in line with the client’s, then we typically have a good discussion before any drastic changes are made.
With over a decade of landscape architecture and design experience, CPLA has gained a practical understanding of solutions that work for a variety of scenarios. We have countless hours of in the field experience working with contractors. Our team is capable of working through issues in the field to minimize delays or change orders for our clients.
The design of a site should always present opportunities for environmental improvement. We specialize in the design of green infrastructure and low impact development design, where the goal is to make the post-development runoff equal to the pre-developed land’s runoff. Our focus is to catch any stormwater as close to the source as we can in order to filter out “first-flush” pollutants that are detrimental to our natural watersheds.
Throughout schematic design, design development, and construction document development, we analyze our project units for hardscape, landscape, irrigation, and drainage to see how our design compares to the client’s budget for construction. If quantity adjustments or phasing is required, we will present our recommendations to the client for their approval.