The Design Process
Jeremy J. Kox Landscape
Great exterior spaces start with superior
planning. Since our inception, we have focused on creating thoughtfully
balanced solutions that reflect our clients' needs and expectations.
Working directly with our clients to establish the design goals and budget, we
focus on developing a complete project program. We understand that our
best results are only achieved through respect for and collaboration with our
clients, our communities, and our natural environment.
Our Design Process is as follows...
Our first meeting will be held on site where we
will discuss the opportunities and constraints of the site. We will
discuss the scope of your project and
develop a set of expectations for each other. If you decide you are
comfortable with your JJKLA representative, they will proceed into the project
programming phase. Otherwise, if time does not permit or the scope of the
project is complex, our agent will return to the office to prepare
a service proposal and arrange secondary meetings.
2) Project Programming
We work diligently together to determine your
vision and overall project goals through a thorough interview process. We
create a wish list and establish budget guidelines. In addition, we
complete a site inventory and analysis along with a logical review of the landscape site variables.
We make a final assessment as to whether or not you will need a site survey,
topographic map, and/or a soil analysis, and gather any governmental codes and
regulations limiting the site's development.
3) Preliminary / Conceptual Design
After we have completed the program our agent
will develop a preliminary plan or series of preliminary concept plans and
evaluate probable construction costs. Together we will review the design
and finalize the construction budget. Based on your input, the design and
cost analysis report are revised until you are satisfied and ready to proceed.
If it is clear that your wish list exceeds your budget, we work together to
prioritize your design features or perform value engineering. At this point, you may decide to break
the project up into more than one construction phase to make it more affordable.
We will help you create a logical multi-phased installation plan.
4) Construction Documentation
Once you are happy with the preliminary plan and
construction budget, we will develop your design into a "bid-set" that landscape
contractors can use for accurate estimating. The bid-set includes a
detailed construction plan, planting plan, construction details, specifications
unique to your project, and a bid form. During this stage we will meet to
review the specific "blueprints," including all the plant selections and
construction material choices. As soon as the bid-set has been completed
to your satisfaction, it will either be sent out to general bid through a select
RFP (request for proposal) or, based on
pre-qualifications, be presented to a single contractor to prepare a
construction installation bid.
5) Project Management
Once the best contractor has been selected, JJKLA will
work with the selected company to ensure strict quality control and adherence to
the construction documentation. We will provide a working schedule/
timeline and keep all contractors accountable to maintaining the schedule as
closely as possible.