Landscape Architect & Specifier News

NOV 2017

LASN is a photographically oriented, professional journal featuring topics of concern and state-of-the-art projects designed or influenced by registered Landscape Architects.

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The client also wanted a large hobby workshop, plus a large covered B.B.Q., with both to match the residential architecture. Role of the Landscape Architect The landscape architect of course had to meet with the homeowners to discuss and understand their lifestyle, entertainment needs, wish list and their budget, then clarify the design direction they would like to pursue. The landscape architect then mapped in and analyzed the site conditions and discussed the ramifications. This was followed by researching county requirements and site restrictions, then preparing and presenting colored preliminary designs. After reviewing the preliminary plans to insure complete understanding of the design elements, the landscape architect prepared the bid, working drawings, construction details and specifications. This was followed by assisting the homeowners in locating the specialty plants, and being on call to answer questions and assist in solving unforeseen problems that came up during the construction. The Vella & Associates Design provided large areas for entertaining. There's a fire pit with a wood bench adjacent to open patio areas for dancing, dining or games. The fire pit was custom built with architectural stone from El Dorado. The 'Cypress Ridge Countryside' stone is inspired by the Italian and Provencal architecture. The "wood" bench is Trex, a composite material. An Italian style four-tiered cast stone garden fountain is the back yard focal point. Above: The outdoor kitchen is faced with Eldorado Stone and complemented by granite counter tops. Middle: An Italian style four-tiered 'Cantera' cast stone garden fountain is the back yard focal point. 66 Landscape Architect and Specifier News

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