33 Rochester, WA 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 Washington designer that’s familiar with the Rochester, WA 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 
Seattle, WA, 98118
50 miles from Rochester
Contemporary, Modern, Sustainable and Edible Landscape Design for residences in Seattle, WA and San Diego, CA. Permaculture Certified. Read More
Olympia, WA, 98506
23 miles from Rochester
Glander & Associates is an award winning full Service Landscape Architectural Design Firm established in the Pacific Northwest for over 30 years. Our projects have been featured... Read More
Covington, WA, 98042
50 miles from Rochester
Malone's Landscape Design/Build - Creating Outdoor Spaces For Your Lifestyle From gathering spots for entertaining to lush, private retreats, we create the perfect outdoor... Read More
Cascadecopia, LLC (360) 951-1014
Olympia, WA, 98502
20 miles from Rochester
Landscape Design and Build. Contractors. Read More
Nature by Design (253) 460-6067
Ficrest, WA, 98466
39 miles from Rochester
Nature by Design has been in business since 1997. Over the years, we have produced many quality projects in the Puget Sound region. While commercial work is our primary business,... Read More
Reikow Landscape Design (253) 509-3513
port orchard, WA, 98367
50 miles from Rochester
Residential Landscape Design Read More
Lifestyle Landscapes, Inc (206) 621-2626
Tukwila, WA, 98168
50 miles from Rochester
Lifestyle Landscapes is a custom residential design/build firm located in Seattle. Our landscape designers and our installation team create beautiful outdoor spaces that are... Read More
Maple Valley, WA, 98038
50 miles from Rochester
Landscape Architecture and Garden Design with over 32 years experience. Extensive experience with outdoor living including covered patios, landscape structures, terracing,... Read More
Stenn Design (206) 280-8685
Vashon, WA, 98070
50 miles from Rochester
Landscape Design and Planning Read More
Tacoma, WA, 98421
45 miles from Rochester
General machine shop. Family owned and operated since 1907 in Tacoma, Wa. We also fabricate custom steel planter boxes in the greater Puget Sound Region. Read More
Olympia, WA, 98512
10 miles from Rochester
Landscape Architect specializing in storm water capture and release, sign entry features, water elements, and irrigation systems, and mitigation planting for sensitive and extreme... Read More
Olympia, WA, 98512
10 miles from Rochester
Landscape Design Build Firm Read More
Arch-Eco Design LLC 1989 (360) 273-9291
Rochester, WA, 98501
Markthor MacFarlane is the founder/owner of Arch-Eco Design LLC who has been in practice since 1980. Markthor is trained as a landscape architect, master gardener and architect... Read More
Nature Perfect (360) 280-5116
Olympia, WA, 98501
17 miles from Rochester
Landscape Design and Installation with Specialty in Water Features and Natural Stone. Read More
The Artful Gardeners (360) 464-5006
98501
17 miles from Rochester
We are co-creative landscape and garden designers that love receiving creative inspiration from our clients and the land, plants, and spirits. We will lead you on a journey to... 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 Rochester, WA house. From there he or she will develop preliminary concepts for your landscape construction, based on individual needs, the Rochester, WA 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 Rochester, WA 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 Washington 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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