DESIGN + BUILD SERVICES

Good design and planning are the key ingredients to any landscape project. Whether it's for a particular structure and/or the surrounding space, a good design requires a complete understanding of the various elements that come together to create a harmonious, synergistic whole.

 

The task of achieving a good design is often an organic process that first and foremost begins with an understanding of the needs of the client. A good design then incorporates those needs  with the unique characteristics of the property to create the most ideal pairing of form and function.

 

Thoughtful planning is essential to insure that the design is executed in the most efficient and cost effective way possible. Good planning is literally a mapping of the sequential steps required to start and complete a project on time and within budget.

 

We’re happy to offer a comprehensive and efficient way to help guide clients through the maze of options and procedures an outdoor project often presents.

We begin by creating an overall design package that includes As-Builts, as well as 3-D and conceptual drawings that help to flesh-out the scope of a project, and then we can also either create shop drawings for fabrication and/or submit plan drawings and documents to various building departments to procure permits. We’ll also coordinate if necessary, any different trades to complete various elements of the project.

 

Please click on our Proposal Overview  or our  Design Retainer to get an idea of how our process works.

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RENDERINGS

 

This is where we take an idea and shape it and give it a visual outline.

These drawings serve as a guide to the project and help to flesh out and ultimately, develop a project's look by clearly conveying the design intent.

3D DESIGN

 

With the aid of computer software, we turn concept drawings into detailed, 3D 'walk-around' graphics.

These graphics are what we use to generate plans and specifications for shop fabrication where precise details are necessary for accuracy and execution of various interrelated components.

DOCUMENTS

Construction drawings are often required to obtain permits and approval from building departments and review boards.

Along with constuction drawings, we can also oversee the approval process, plan checks and final signage of finished constuction.

Terrence K. O'Rourke . CSLB #904712 / T 310.387.8971 / info@tkostructure.com / © 2010 by T.K. O'Rourke