PORTFOLIO

CONCEPTUAL SKETCH
CYS (Creating Your Scene) composed a Conceptual Sketch for a relative representational characterization for a historic building restoration.

 

Client criteria:

  • Client moved an historic building to his property and wanted to have it restored. 

  • He purchased some other 'elements' and wanted to add them as 'props to the scene' he was creating. 

  • He sent me various photos of the structure and the different 'props'.

  • CYS composed a Conceptual Sketch for a relative representational characterization so that he could visualize a proposal for them all together on his property.

ENHANCED ENTRY
CYS prepared a design proposal & implemented installation of all hardscape materials.

 

Client criteria:

  • new walkway re-using slate from former walk

  • accommodate accumulation of driveway fines/reduce lawn damage from winter snowplow activity

  • incorporate a surface for lawn chairs (off the lawn) facing western view

  • no additional plants/gardens

CONCEPT BY CLIENT
CYS prepared drawings of planting plans, design details, site preparation, sourcing/coordinating stone materials & actual installation (including excavation of sod & addition of soils, sourcing/installation of plants).

 

Client criteria:

  • specific sizing of plot plan for round garden

  • on-going display with some plant selections

  • irregular, white stone curbing

  • create area for bench with shrubs & perennials around

SHRUBS FOR SCREENING
CYS designed and installed all plantings.

 

Client criteria: plantings to screen mechanical systems adjacent to house

ACCOMMODATING CROSSING TRAFFIC
CYS collaborated with the asphalt contractor for a ‘stamped’ asphalt section of walk to accommodate traffic and worked with the client to install the bluestone walk and gather/install nearby stone for curbing.

 

Client criteria:

  • new walkway using bluestone with more suitable material in area where trucks cross

  • add stone curbing using indigenous (to the neighborhood) stone

ONGOING PERENNIALS
CYS scope of work included garden design, Plot Plan, site prep, installation of plants.

 

Client criteria: create a garden with ongoing color (hardscapes already in place by others)

PROVIDING SPECTATOR SEATING/SHADE
CYS provided conceptual design, scale model & drawings, Project Management of installation.

 

Client criteria:

  • create area to accommodate seating & provide shade for spectators

  • planting/any excavating not possible due to subsurface situation

SUGGESTING PARTIAL PRIVACY
CYS provided conceptual design and collaboration for custom louver fence, design and install of hardscape, the berm and all plantings.

 

Client criteria:

  • preserve options for openness/lawn games while providing some privacy

  • consider neighborhood cul-de-sac, foot traffic to recreation & school area

  • provide modest hardscape surfaces for –

    • access to the hot tub

    • location for the cooking grill

HEDGEROW RENOVATION & ADJACENT GARDENS
CYS provided proposal & layout for adding a stone wall to elevate new hedgerow plantings and provide more depth of soils, removed former hedgerow and provided site prep & project management for installation of new plants. Also, designed and installed various perennial gardens around the property.

 

Client criteria:

  • remove hedgerow (of invasive growth/scrub), replace with nursery plants (selections made by client)

  • select/add other plants around the property

BLUESTONE WALK
CYS provided design/installation of Pennsylvania Bluestone.

 

Client criteria: rebuild front walk with smoother stone surface

DRAINAGE
CYS provided all the engineering and installation to create a subsurface drainage system.

 

Client criteria: relieve trapped surface water/runoff

LIMESTONE STEPS AND WALK
CYS provided layout, design, sourcing of stone and worked with Excavator during installation; collaborated with client on iron railing by others and planting by client.

 

Client criteria: use irregular shaped local stone to build a walkway from driveway to front porch

COLLECTION OF FLOWER COMBINATIONS
Various selections from small sites.
HORSEFARM MEMORIAL SCENE
CYS design proposal included a scale model, collaboration with the metalwork fabricator.  Oversight included working on site prep and monument & metalwork installation.

 

Client criteria: create gathering area for displaying monuments from horse lineage at the farm

SCULPTURE GARDEN
CYS scope of work included collaborating with the artist/client on sourcing hardscape materials and providing/installing a planting plan.

 

Client criteria:

  • xeriscape design to include succulents, allowing space to display sculptures

  • hardscapes and fencing by artist/client

BOCCE COURT SCENE
CYS provided concept, design, layout and installation of the Bocce court and adjacent patios.

 

Client criteria: clean up overgrown area & use up left over hardscape materials

CUSTOM SCREENING
CYS provided design & detail drawings of bamboo fence and all oversight of construction and installation; as well as sourcing, selection and installation of boulders & plantings.

 

Client criteria: screen out utility area