Contract Preparation

Rainscape Design, San Francisco

Whether you have a small landscape entry project or would like a plan for managing a large parcel, we can help you with our hourly consulting on a specific issue or with a full scope of services for designing and building your dream project.

We use our technical and artistic talents to plan and design open spaces. We formulate graphic and written criteria (including drawings, construction documents and specifications) that govern the allocation, arrangement, and construction of land elements and water resources. An example of this might include developing a plan for a landscape water budget around a sustainable drainage system that includes a detention pond or other kinds of rainwater harvesting systems.

Typical landscape architecture plans for residential and commercial projects might include a site analysis, the location of buildings and other structures, design of driveways and walks, patios, water features, and selection and arrangement of plants on your property. Detailed plans prepared by a landscape architect could also include grading and drainage, irrigation systems, runoff pollution and erosion control measures, recycled landscape materials, lighting, trellises and shade structures, fire safety zones, and other landscape features.

Contract Preparation and Start-Up

Rainscape Design works with you to develop a Scope of Services for your project that will be described in the Contract Agreement. The Contract Agreement defines our mutual responsibilities and obligations. It probably will include a specific fee and budget, but these may be established after we have entered into initial consultation and discussion of program and design. Work will begin once all parties are satisfied with the conditions of the Agreement and a deposit has been received. Project start-up may include Rainscape Design contacting other professionals, as needed, who could be retained as additional consultants to form a Project Team for handling all the administrative requirements associated with your project. The team’s composition will be based on the expected needs of your project and may include, for example: a surveyor, a civil engineer or a structural engineer.