ARCHITECT OR DESIGNER? WHAT IS RIGHT FOR YOU?
Homeowners often debate whether to hire a landscape designer or a landscape architect. Knowing their respective strengths and differences can help make the choice much easier.
A landscape architect, licensed for expansive commercial projects, possesses extensive technical knowledge in plant and structural design. They oversee all aspects, from initial research to construction management, ensuring environmental preservation and enhancement. This includes planning trails, ground cover, and addressing environmental concerns.
While many landscape architects do work on single family residential projects, the level of training and depth of technical skill they must possess is often beyond the needs, and budget, of home projects. With ultra-luxury, historic and complex site projects being notable exceptions where landscape architects are frequently needed.
A landscape designer is also licensed, but rather than focusing on crafting construction-ready plans for residential spaces. They focus on aesthetics, plant selection, and fine details that enhance visual appeal. Additionally, they have expertise in garden design basics, maintenance, and can supervise the installation process.
On the other hand, landscape designers’ skills, experience and focus on residential landscape projects, combined with more affordable rates, make them the ideal choice for most homeowners.
Be Confident In Your Choice of Design Professional...
When you schedule a free Design Consultation, Site Evaluation & Estimate, you will meet with one of our Senior Design Specialists to go over the unique aspects of your project. That meeting will give you certainty about your need for either a Landscape Designer or Landscape Architect.
Either way, ARC Design Landscape has you covered and will bring in the appropriate level of professional for your project.
Once that is set, and the vision and goals for the project are established, the design magic can begiin.
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