Design Process Flow

Design Process Flow

Our approach to design is  "A job well planned is a job half done"  every project differs on its detail and scope but in general will follow the flowchart & milestones shown below. Terrain provides an initial allowance for hours per milestone, each project will vary due to logical unforeseen complexities on the client's desire for more,  the final scope my change.


1. Design Scope

Initial meeting
Define priorities
Budget ranges

2. Base Map

Onsite measuring
Basic topography

3. Consultants*

Site survey
Topographic survey
Geotech consultants
Engineering
Permit review

4. Conceptual Design

2-3 conceptual drawings in 2D format
3D Renderings * 

5. Design Refinement

Conceptual presentations
Refine ideas & condense
Budget overview

6. Planting

Planting palette development
Onsite / offsite consultations
Nursery visits

7. Construction Drawings

Final design development
Design presentation
Final adjustments
Permit submits

8. Pricing Contracts

Price / Billing
Schedule development
Contractor selection

9. Project Execution*

Oversee final contracts
Finalize schedule
Quality control
Final adjustments


Additional Services

Project Build

Terrain will provide a detailed project construction proposal
Project construction will include oversight of all required trades

Project Management

Terrain can provide high-end project management of other construction companies
Quality control
Schedule management
Punchlist & signoff

Project Handoff

Complete as built
Warranty & follow up punchlist
Establish maintenance plan
Initiate maintenance providers


*Separate hour & pricing items / services