124 North Plains, OR Landscape Architects and Designers

Professional landscaping anchors a house to the site, connects it with the environment and creates a welcoming entrance to a home. Garden designers and architects work with living plants as well as building materials, so they are designing for future growth and maintenance as well as the present. Landscape architecture is also very regional, so you want to find a Oregon designer that’s familiar with the North Plains, OR climate and plants that do well there. Start here to find out more about hiring a landscape designer to help with your landscape construction. More 
Shapiro Didway (503) 232-0520
Portland, OR, 97214
19 miles from North Plains
Shapiro Didway LLC is an office of Portland landscape architects that integrates minimalism and geometrical form to create sustainable spaces of distinct visual character.... Read More
Portland, OR, 97227
16 miles from North Plains
Ecotone Environmental is a landscape architecture and construction company located in Portland, Oregon. Our focus is on providing low-impact, sustainable solutions to environments... Read More
Portland, OR, 97202
19 miles from North Plains
18+ years experience designing unique gardens for hundreds of happy clients focusing on the "Right Plant for The Right Place", artistic manipulation of space to fit your tastes,... Read More
Exterior Spaces LLC (503) 521-5041
Tigard, OR, 97281
7 miles from North Plains
Design and coordination of Residential and commercial landscapes. Read More
Garden Stories (503) 334-3536
Portland, OR, 97211
17 miles from North Plains
A Portland area landscape design/build company creating gardens and outdoor spaces within context of client, region, neighborhood and budget. Read More
Portland, OR, 97214
19 miles from North Plains
We design notable and meticulously-detailed gardens for residential clients, nationwide. Our design process is always guided by the overarching belief that garden spaces should... Read More
Gro Outdoor Living (360) 727-5975
Vancouver, WA, 98665
18 miles from North Plains
GRO Outdoor Living provides outstanding design, installation, and maintenance for residential and commercial properties throughout the Portland, OR and Vancouver, WA areas. Read More
Milwaukie, OR, 97222
22 miles from North Plains
A holistic Landscape Solutions company that offers Landscape design, project management, DIY Coaching and garden maintenance We believe that an organic approach does not need to... Read More
Portland, OR, 97203
13 miles from North Plains
Gregg and Ellis has been making landscape dreams come to life since 1995. Our goal is to design a retreat that reflects your personality, lifestyle and home. Your vision is our... Read More
Lilyvilla Gardens (503) 944-9593
Portland, OR, 97212
18 miles from North Plains
Located in Portland, Oregon, Lilyvilla Gardens is a landscape design studio specializing in creating modern outdoor environments. I'm interested in complex simplicity; where the... Read More
Tualatin, OR, 97062
20 miles from North Plains
A premier Design/build landscaping firm located in Portland OR. Read More
Portland, OR, 97227
16 miles from North Plains
LandCurrent landscape architects work from Portland Oregon and Eugene Oregon. LandCurrent provides landscape architectural consulting services for projects varying in scale and... Read More
Dundee, OR, 97115
23 miles from North Plains
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River City Gardens (503) 293-6114
Portland, OR, 97219
17 miles from North Plains
You set the scene for what happens in the process of creating a landscape that respects your site, meets your needs and fulfills your dreams. Working together we determine what... Read More
Quatrefoil Inc (503) 256-8955
Porltand, OR, 97215
20 miles from North Plains
Quatrefoil Inc is a Landscape Architectural and Architectural Design company based in Portland Oregon. Brian Bainnson, lead Landscape Architect, and Linda Oster, lead... Read More
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What Is a Landscape Architect?


The work of this professional can pretty much be summarized to include everything that is not related to the house structure itself. The landscape architect can even work with the architect to choose the right spot for your North Plains, OR house. From there he or she will develop preliminary concepts for your landscape construction, based on individual needs, the North Plains, OR climate and the activities that will be performed in the yard, as well as designs and planting plans. They will also design any structures or outbuildings that will be added to the landscape. Any grading changes that will be added to the landscape are also the responsibility of the landscape architect. This includes any drainage modifications. An engineer can also be responsible for these tasks, but a licensed professional is fully capable. Like building architects, they will produce preliminary concept drawings as well as detailed construction documents and planting plans. Three-dimensional renderings and illustrative plans are all supplementary.

What Is a Landscape Designer?


Landscape designers generally have ecological, aesthetic and technical training, which helps them maximize the potential of your outdoor space. Keeping in mind both style and functionality, landscape designers analyze your architecture and yard to produce a plan that may or may not include location and materials for walkways, patios, water features, fences, garden aspects and more. In addition, a North Plains, OR garden designer will carefully assess your geographic region to choose plants, trees and flowers that will flourish naturally, as well as address concerns such as drainage, screening and soil conditions. Certain landscape designers only help with landscape planning, some may deliver the plans and then oversee a hired landscape contractor, and others — typically following a design-build approach — take care of both the design and all aspects of the landscape construction.

Before you hire a Oregon landscape professional, consider the scope and emphasis of your landscape architecture project. Landscape architects, who typically hold advanced degrees in their field, are trained to develop comprehensive structural plans that include plants, hardscaping, water use, drainage and more. Landscape designers typically specialize in the aesthetic and horticultural, rather than structural, side of yard and garden planning. They might or might not have advanced training. Even within their fields, a garden designer may specialize in hardscape- or vegetation-focused designs. In some cases you might need to hire additional help to get the outdoor space you want.

Questions to ask a prospective landscape architect or designer:


  • Can you provide me with references?
  • How long have you been in the business?
  • What is your certification?
  • Do you have liability insurance?
  • How much do you charge, and what does that include?
  • What regions and climates are you skilled in?
  • Can you accommodate my special requests (such as ADA or LEED)?
  • What types of renderings will you produce?
  • What is your experience with similar projects?
  • When can you complete this project?
  • What do your services include?
  • Who will be working on the project design?
  • What happens when costs exceed budget, whether due to materials or labor pricing changes? What about changes made by the client or by the professionals — what kinds of situations would cause those costs to be incurred?
  • Can you provide me with a written estimate?
  • What will I need to provide?
  • Are there any important considerations or concerns that you know of or that might come up in the future with this project?

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