Key Considerations for an Outside Fireplace Design Deciding on the best location for a freestanding outside fireplace on this Leesburg, Virginia, property was tricky. As with any landscape design plan that includes outdoor fireplace or fire pit features, location is a critical consideration. Key considerations for siting an outdoor fireplace or fire pit always include: […]
Landscape Design: Site Analysis and Evaluation Every landscape design process begins with a thorough site evaluation and analysis of existing conditions. Based on these findings, a landscape architect can make preliminary decisions about features that will be incorporated into the master site plan and those that will be changed or deleted. Landscape Master Plan Once […]
Is there a difference between a registered landscape architect and a landscape designer? We think so. Although there is overlap between disciplines, a registered landscape architect has more formal training and a broader range of capabilities than a garden or landscape designer. The landscape architect’s design process is comprehensive and brings a high level of […]
On his initial walk-through of a lackluster Great Falls, Virginia, site, landscape architect Howard Cohen recalls the owner asking him to create a “grand vision” for the project. Cohen got the picture. Read on to learn more about this project and how it won a Home & Design Grand Award for 2013.