Phil May Landscape Architect 909.373.1959


Site Analysis

  • Measure existing lot/ site survey

  • Locate existing elements to remove or remain

  • Analyze existing conditions i.e. views, noise, slopes, wind, sun/shade patterns, etc.

  • Define possibilities and constraints

Design Synthesis

  • Analyze site attributes and constraints

  • Brainstorm ideas for your outdoor living areas and entertainment

  • Bubble diagram studies help to visualize different layout options

  • Imaging and sketches to help convey design ideas and spatial relationship

Concept Design

  • Refine design concept

  • Develop design elements

  • Locate general design elements on plan

  • Provide descriptive call outs

  • Provide concept detailing

  • Provide preliminary plant legend and determine planting scheme, i.e. tropical, drought tolerant, etc.

  • Images of design elements

Cost Analysis

  • Hardscape feature costs

  • Establish estimated plant material budget

  • Irrigation system

  • Lighting system

  • Drainage/ grading area

  • Count any special features, i.e. fountains, arbors, fireplaces, etc.

  • Determine need and cost for outside consultants/ engineering

  • Demolition cost

Construction Drawings

  • Make final decisions on hardscape materials, colors, finishes

  • Detail hardscape elements for city plan check

  • Coordinate with outside consultants/ engineers

  • Design planting plan layout

  • Design irrigation plan layout

  • Design lighting plan layout

  • Design water retention systems

Working Drawings

  • Hardscape Design/ Paving/ Fencing/ Water Features
  • Planting Design
  • Irrigation Design
  • Drainage Design
  • Outdoor Lighting Design
  • Construction Detailing
  • Street Improvements/ Row
  • Construction Budgeting
  • Construction Observation/ Inspection and Management
  • Tree Reports/ Removals/ Inventory/ Mitigation Protection
  • Fuel Modification Plans/ Fire Protection Plans
  • MWELO Water Calculations
  • Water Management, calculations and analysis
  • Water Infiltration Systems