Design Services

Projects and Sites come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, as do designs. That is what makes the design process fluid and engaging. Our design approach begins with a lot of listening and observing. Identifying the essence of your site and community will give us a stable ground to begin. Services range from a single site visit to complete construction document services depending on your needs.

Tasks and Services (Products in parenthesis):

Project Management

  • Develop a Scope of Work and Associated Fees (Project Scope and Fee)
  • Prepare a Project Schedule (Project Schedule)
  • Meeting Facilitation (Meeting Notes and Action Items)

Conceptual Design

  • Site Analysis with client goals and needs assessment (Site Analysis Documents or Diagrams and Needs Assessment)
  • Feasibility Assessments and Programming (Program and Feasibility Documents)
  • Workshops – with adults, students, children and other community members (Community Feedback Summary)
  • Theme and Story Development (Theme Memo and Graphics)
  • Concept Plan(s) and Imagery Development – including new sites and renovations (Draft and Final Concept Imagery, Plans, Sketches, and Alternatives)
  • Perspective Sketches and 3D modeling (Project Support Graphics)
  • Cost / Benefit Studies (Cost Benefit Analysis Report)

Construction Documents

  • Construction Documents (Plans and Detail Sheets)
  • Coordinating with Other Professions – Architectural/ Civil/ Structural/ etc.
  • Cost Estimating (Estimate of Probable Costs)
  • Specifications (Project Specification Book)
  • Permitting (Permit Analysis, Timeline, Application, Supporting documents and Coordination and Responses)

Construction Administration or Support

  • Bidding (Invitation to Bid and Bid Analysis)
  • Construction Management of Contractors (Coordination of Change Orders and Contractor Direction and Communication)
  • Construction Management for Volunteers (Volunteer Guidelines)
  • Punch Lists and Site Visits (Site Visit Notes and Action Items)
  • Responses to Requests for Information (RFI Responses and Action Items)
  • Sourcing Materials
  • As-Built Creation (As-Built Drawing Sets)

Other Services

  • Play Area Safety and Maintenance Guidelines (Safety Checklists and Maintenance Approach Documentation)
  • Site Playground Safety Review or Audit (Playground Audit)
  • Loose Parts Consultation

The best place to start is filling out the ‘tell us about your project’ section on the contact page. We will contact you shortly after that to set up a time to talk more in depth about your project vision, goals, and site. Let us help you get where you want to go!