My first priority when approaching a new landscape design is to listen to and understand the goals of the client.
Each landscape is unique, and offers its own set of opportunities and constraints. My love of Landscape Architecture lies in the process of working closely with the client to discover the unique voice that emerges when site opportunity and client goals converge. My "style" is that which is appropriate for a given site - it's architecture, it's existing natural systems, it's owner's wishes. I encourage the use of native plants and sustainable design practices. This approach is not just good for the environment - it also results in healthier landscapes that require less time and money to maintain.
While successful landscape design requires the synthesis of many complex elements, I often find that the best approach is the simplest approach. My background in the Arts and interest in East Asian design informs my approach to Landscape Architecture. I see the landscape as a living sculpture that must balance the elements of composition with the dynamic forces of nature.
A landscape transformation that you will love - and that could pay for itself in added home value - is possible with good design and management.