251 Oak Park, IL 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 Illinois designer that’s familiar with the Oak Park, IL 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 
Glencoe,Winnetka,Wilmette,Lake Forest,IL, IL, 60022
18 miles from Oak Park
Each design that we conceive is a unique, artistic response to the individuality of your home and your desires. We specialize in designing beautifully balanced and well planned... Read More
Grant & Power Landscaping has over 30 years of experience designing and installing award-winning artistic landscapes and fabulous outdoor getaways in Chicago and surrounding suburbs.
Milieu Design (847) 465-1160
Barrington, Wheeling, Wauconda, IL, 60090
19 miles from Oak Park
Best of Houzz! Award winning Landscape Design Firm. We help our clients celebrate life through the creation and care of their natural outdoor Milieu. Established in 1987,... Read More
Lemont, IL, 60439
16 miles from Oak Park
Whatever you have in mind, our devoted landscape architects and designers have the talent, experience and passion to create it just how you envision. For over 25 years, our... Read More
Chicago, IL, 60436
34 miles from Oak Park
K&D Landscape provides solution-driven landscape design for our clients. Our work includes a diverse portfolio of traditional and contemporary landscapes throughout Chicagoland... Read More
Chicago, IL, 60642
7 miles from Oak Park
Chicago Roof Deck & Garden is a full service outdoor design/build firm, serving the Chicago area with over 30 years of value enhancing perspective. We design to fit our client's... Read More
Bolingbrook, IL, 60440
21 miles from Oak Park
By taking the time to understand what’s most important to each client, Hursthouse is able to create extraordinary outdoor environments that both reflect and enhance people’s lives... Read More
Oak Brook, IL, 60523
10 miles from Oak Park
VizX Design Studios LLC is the preferred 3D Outdoor Living & Home Improvement Design Firm. Our design Studio will work with you in order to realize a rich, innovative, enticing... Read More
Chicago, IL, 60612
6 miles from Oak Park
A landscape architecture studio dedicated to creating finely-detailed landscapes that respond strongly to each specific site and grow more beautiful with age. Our process... Read More
Van Zelst Inc (847) 623-3580
Wadsworth, IL, 60083
40 miles from Oak Park
Meet the award-winning landscape architects at Van Zelst. For over 30 years, Van Zelst has provided complete design, installation and maintenance services throughout Chicago's... Read More
Chicago, IL, 60642
7 miles from Oak Park
Chicago Specialty Gardens (CSG) is a full-service urban garden design/build firm headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. We are specialists in the design, construction and... Read More
Chicago, IL, 60614
8 miles from Oak Park
Prassas Landscape Studio LLC is a landscape architecture firm dedicated to the thoughtful design of landscapes through the integration of sustainability and innovation. The... Read More
Chicago, IL, 60625
8 miles from Oak Park
We are a fully integrated landscape design and construction business, serving Chicago and suburbs for 19 years. From the initial design stages to final construction, we remain... Read More
Glenview, IL, 60025
14 miles from Oak Park
Exterra Designs responsiveness, creativity and quality are our focus as we do what we do best...Creating Exterior Environments. We provide Landscape Architectural and... Read More
Chicago, IL, 60642
7 miles from Oak Park
Cityscape Landscape began in 1984 as a landscape company serving the greater Chicagoland area. We are still family owned and operated. We have completed projects for... Read More
Premier Service (630) 321-9530
Lemont, IL, 60439
16 miles from Oak Park
Premier is a Design/Build Landscape company focusing on the high-end residential market in the greater Chicagoland area. Mission: Premier operates on a daily basis for the... 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 Oak Park, IL house. From there he or she will develop preliminary concepts for your landscape construction, based on individual needs, the Oak Park, IL 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 Oak Park, IL 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 Illinois 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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