Design Philosophy

The combination of science, cultural values, and universal laws of beauty intertwine seamlessly to create the aesthetic garden. Aesthetics within the landscape are not just appearance – for a landscape must appeal to the senses and provide for the needs of a client – all the while addressing the natural systems that are working within and surrounding each site. We strive to adapt the personal experiences of each client into a designed landscape that is a source of renewal and respite, while ensuring that each project contributes in part to a more sustainable and ecological community.

Every time a garden is born, there is the hope that the world will be better by it. – Francis and Hester, The Meaning of Gardens

We value the opportunity to work within a design team of related professionals and interested parties, ensuring that each project has the most informed results possible. We carefully consider local context and history to root each landscape within its place. We plan for long-term maintenance through the use of careful material selections and thoughtful construction techniques. We bring together a varied palette of theories and techniques to create gardens that are expressions of the architecture, client, and region.


We offer a full range of landscape architectural services, from pre-design site investigations and research, conceptual planning and design work, through to oversight of construction. In fact, we continue to provide maintenance consultations long after a project is completed. A landscape is an ever-evolving palette, and we relish the opportunity to stay connected to our clients and their projects through seasonal garden assessments. We would welcome the opportunity to discuss our design process with you and how we can tailor our services to meet your needs.

A listing of the services we provide at QC Landscape Architects includes:

  • Master Plans
  • Site Plans
  • Conceptual or Schematic Designs
  • Design Development
  • Construction Documents
  • Construction Administration
  • Consultation Site Visits
  • Stormwater Management Design
  • 3-D Computer Modeling
  • Planting Plans
  • Lighting Plans
  • Land Planning: Campuses, Neighborhoods, Conservation Lands
  • Land Management Planning
  • LEED AP Services