At eScape Landscape Architecture, we want to make the design process inclusive, yet simple and enjoyable for our clients. See how we follow a tried and tested process to make your dream space a reality and approved for construction. The Design Process is undertaken in a four step process.
After initial consulation with the client, which covers the project direction including such things as design opportunities, constraints, budget, spatial layout, materials and finishes, we move into the Concept Design Process.
At this phase of the project eScape would arrange a follow up meeting to confirm the various items from the brief with the client. The purpose of the sketch design is to communicate with the client and develop a plan which accurately shows the clients intentions.
Convey the design through various media – Design Drawings, Plans, Vibe images, Planting Palette, Materials Palette conveyed through vibe imagery on the 1:100 plan.
Present the scheme to the client highlighting the features of the design, outlining the selected materials, planting design etc… to illustrate the proposed design intent
eScape offer 3D modeling to assist with visualisation of structures, pools, boundary walls, screens, seating and all elements in the overall design.
The 3D model is a great tool for assisting you to visualise the proposed design intent and detailing.
The ability to see your outdoor escape in 3D before work commences adds great value to our design process and communication.
3D visualisation aids in the final material selections and assists to optimise the spatial planning.
The Design Development phase further develops the Concept Design into a resolved set of detailed drawings ready for quoting and submission to council to get your project underway.
It includes all necessary information for elements of a design deemed to be requiring a Development Application or Planning Approval by your local council.
The drawing set for the project will then have sufficient detail to allow for council approvals, eScape to provide a detailed quote or for tendering out of the elements of the project, should you wish to manage the process as an owner builder.
Items that require planning approvals include pools, boundary walls, and structures.
Following planning approvals we then submit the detailed drawings for engineering and building licenses.
eScape manages all aspects of your project including council approvals which ensures a smooth transition from initial engagement through to final completion.