HOW WE WORK:

A STRUCTURED COLLABORATIVE PROCESS

Our process of working follows a structured collaborative process between client, architect(s), contractors and designer.

Within each phase, Saint-Amand Landscape Design integrates information pertinent to the stage of work. (Please see diagram below for details.) Client and expert input, sketches & technical drawings, regulations, information on materials and construction, along with further research, all serve as ingredients in a stew, which is boiled down through the process into an essential expression.

The nature of work is thus thoughtful, incremental, and requires time and input from a variety of sources.

In the words of architects Billie Tsien and Tod Williams:

“The design is incremental – small steps that are made in response to the site, client, the builder, and our own intuition. In the buildings we design, we [aim] to achieve a unity and sense of wholeness that can come from a balance of individual gestures within a larger and singular container. So decisions are made slowly, after thoughtful investigation, because they are a commitment that has consequence.”

SAMPLE DRAWINGS & DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS:

SAMPLE MATERIAL SELECTION & SITE INSTALLATION, STONEWORK DETAIL:

The image sequence featured below illustrates a sample series of steps StA LLC undertakes in its customized process of working.

The sequence conveys material selection, drawing formats for communication and analysis, and ultimately, incorporation into a completed installation.