The design process

Initial consultation

A design generally starts out with a discussion or meeting with one of our landscape architects in order to establish the scope of works and a brief that will fulfil the needs of the client. 


Site visit and assessment

Following establishment of the brief, we will often visit the site where we may perform a site assessment and measure if required.

Design Phase

A concept design is developed for initial presentation to the client. Once approved, this may then progress to a developed design stage for further evolution and final approval.

Detailed design and construction drawings

Detailed design and construction drawings include the drawings necessary for construction of the proposal by the contractor. A landscape design package is usually provided, according to specific requirements. Drawings can typically include detailed landscape and planting plans, hardscape plans, levels, setting out plans among others.


Our team of landscape architects are skilled at producing drawing packages for construction to meet a range of requirements including New Zealand standards, overseas, resource consent, local and regional council specifications and specific consent requirements. We are also used to working with other disciplines to ensure our work meets the appropriate standards. Specification documentation can also be provided if required.

Tendering and contract documentation

In a landscape construction tender process, parties are usually invited to bid for the opportunity to construct a landscape project. Documentation produced for the tender process may include detailed drawing packages, schedules of quantities, specification documents, contract documents to NZS: 3910 and NZS: 3915, tender evaluation. 


We have many years experience running successful tenders for construction contracts and are able to manage the entire process through to the start of the contract and beyond.

Contract management and administration

We have managed and administered many successful contracts to a high standard and successful final completion.
Our landscape architects are experienced working with contractors and the local council to meet their standards and specifications and also ensuring the construction meets the requirements of our private clients.

We are often responsible for keeping a project organised and running in a smooth and timely manner.

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