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Devil’s in the Details: Construction Documents

Posted By on 4 April 2013 in site planning + planting design, technical skills |

Devil’s in the Details: Construction Documents

It’s one thing to dream up a design, and another to figure out the details behind how to actually build it! Time consuming and meticulous as it may seem, drafting details and construction documents (CDs) is an essential part of design implementation, since it’s how our designs actually get built! AutoCAD ain’t so bad after all…it’s kinda like Lite-Bright for adults! See the fun I’ve had hand drafting CDs and generating them using AutoCAD…   Construction Docs with Character          ...

Stormwater Mitigation for Big Boy Restaurant Parking Lot

Posted By on 3 April 2013 in analysis, design process, native planting, site planning + planting design, stormwater mitigation, technical skills |

Stormwater Mitigation for Big Boy Restaurant Parking Lot

An owner of a Big Boy Restaurant in Ann Arbor, Michigan was fed up with the many challenges associated with stormwater runnoff (such as increased maintenance costs due to continued parking lot re-paving, unappealing aesthetic condition of the asphalt, and the wastefulness of all that water going down the drains!), so approached my Planting Design studio to ask for advice on how to best mitigate the stormwater on his site.   ┬áNumerous site visits were conducted to: + survey the lot’s topography, + assess...