Choose the Right Type of Landscape Architect
Commercial Landscape Architects deliver services for projects in a variety of industry groups. Commercial projects often require a more intense level of detail and service. However this is not always the case. Some residential projects can be challenging as well.
Everyday commercial landscapes are designed and constructed by professionals, landscape contractors and builders.
These particular projects can range from Government infrastructure upgrades, private residential developments through to wetlands re-rehabilitation.
Delivering these projects requires a lot of skill and expertise. Engaging a registered qualified landscape architect will make a difference to the end result.
Landscape design and delivery of commercial projects include a range of factors that should be considered. Throughout the design and construction phases of the project there are many things to consider.
This can include:
- Existing site features and value;
- Consideration of aspect;
- Landscape character;
- Finishes selection;
- Species selection;
- Landscape contractor capability and experience;
- Landscape contractor alliances with suppliers such as nurseries and sub-contractors.
Often achieving the local authority requirements is a priority for the landscape.
However, with innovative thought the landscape can become an integral part of the project instead of simply added on as an after-thought.
Early input at the preliminary stages of a project will ensure an outcome that often results in a design that better accommodates the natural elements of the site. This can include physical elements such as topography, drainage, existing vegetation and other valuable features.
Contribution from the landscape architect at a preliminary stage of the project can often result in less delays through the Council approval process.
Therefore we ensure that we are ready to assist promptly at this critical phase of the project and deliver answers when they are needed.
Landscape Architectural Advice
Often we see commercial projects that do not engage a landscape architect at the beginning of the development approval process.
Often there is significant vegetation or a design proposal that ignores the natural landscape as an initial proposal to the Local Authority.
Significant time and money is spent negotiating with the Local Authority with minimal result achieved. Often Council’s expect the landscape to be the priority of a development and this is often ignored much to the detriment of the developer.
Engaging a qualified landscape architect at the preliminary stages of a project process will often save a lot of time and effort. Typically the project will also achieve development approval faster.
Citicene Landscape Architects
Citicene are Commercial Landscape Architects and are members of the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects.
We have a proven track record of successfully delivering a large range of commercial landscapes from small lot developments to large corporate office and residential subdivision and high-rise projects.
Contact us now to discuss your next commercial landscape.