All projects are unique and offer their own set of requirements, challenges, and opportunities. In order to design a project there needs to be an effective working relationship between the Client and the Architect, and there also needs to be a process to bring all items together to communicate the design. Robert E. Taft Landscape Architecture takes on the responsibility to bring this to fruition by opening up communication, listening to the needs of the Client, and through talking about items such as amenities, themes, use of spaces, and budget. The dialog is interactive and responsive which enables Robert E. Taft Landscape Architecture to lay the ground work for the design.

From this the Architect starts the Concept Plan phase which is a series of preliminary drawings and sketches showing plan views, sections, and elevations of the design. All the while taking into account the needs of the Client. Through a series of Concept Plans, alternatives are explored until a final design is created. The final design is then refined and developed by fine tuning details and performing a secondary budget review to assure project costs are within the clients budget.

Once the design is finalized and approved by the Client, Robert E. Taft Landscape Architecture starts the Construction Drawing phase of the project. These are the set of plans where all of the details, dimensions, materials, and specifications are called out. These plans typically include a Construction Plan, Construction Details, Drainage Plan, Irrigation Plan, Lighting Plan, and Planting Plan. These are the plans sent out to Contractors in order to bid and construct the project.

At this point the Client has the option to retain additional services of Robert E. Taft
Landscape Architecture to perform the Construction Observation phase. This is where the Architect provides assistance to the Client in the selection of a qualified Contractor, in the final selection of finish materials and colors to be installed on the project, and in providing on-site construction observation at strategic points during installation to insure that design aspects are being met.

Concept Plans

Construction Drawings