We know that our landscapes must speak with a design language that is regionally aligned + adapted for material performance demands at play. This language must also resonate with our modern demand for resource efficiency, while delivering unwavering durability through weather + wear.
Through analyzing the relationships between the given ecology of the project site, the desired human program + surrounding structures, including the constraints involved, our design process redevelops spaces, surfaces, landscape components + native vegetation to achieve desired outcomes.
The design agenda defines the scope of the project. For example, most properties have a front, back + two sides, but the design scope may only involve front landscape. Ecotopes will help you clarify the design scope during the initial meeting, so that the focus of the investigation is clear + will suggest the appropriate design retainer.
The retainer is 1/2 of the design fee, paid up-front, which initiates the project. The outstanding design cost comes out in the project budget. The project budget will show the payment of the retainer as a credit.
MICRO PROJECT RETAINER
(example: a planting plan for a single spot within a complete landscape)
SMALL PROJECT RETAINER
(example: a planting bed or a scope that’s less than a complete landscape)
(example: a complete landscape, but only the front, side or back)
LARGE PROJECT RETAINER
(example: a complete landscape on a standard residential lot)
RETAINER FOR EXTRAS
(example: an atypical site condition, complication, or custom structure)
CONCEPT PLAN EXAMPLES
PROJECT BUDGETOur innovative budgeting process has been developed to provide a clear account of project-related costs + clearly explain performance expectations + financial responsibility associated with your project design.
The project budget is usually broken into three sections: preparation, fabrication + cultivation. Specific line items under each section demonstrate the relative cost of each project aspect.
Pricing shows credit card pricing, making clear the available discount for cash/check/electronic payment alternatives.