Donohoe Living Landscapes (Dappled Central Feature)
We design, build, and cultivate award-winning landscapes in BC and around the world. Our method is rooted in venerated traditions of landscape design, and informed by a profoundly personal discovery process. This leads to landscapes that are uniquely alive with the vision of the people who will inhabit them.
After a thorough discussion that touches on everything from material preferences to your earliest memories of nature, we are ready to commence design. It begins with a layering of graphic forms to establish rhythm, flow, and balance – all in close concert with the functional parameters of the site. We then move into detailing, hardscapes, plantings, and textures, working iteratively to unfold a landscape that is uniquely responsive to the wishes of the client, and the highest uses of the land.
As a landscape concept moves from design to construction, a host of challenges and nuances arise. Every site has its own personality, with singular advantages and vulnerabilities. Our extensive construction management experience means final results are always best if we manage the entire process – from discovery to design to ground-breaking to the blooming of the first seedlings.
After carefully nurturing our relationship – and sharing a vision – with each client, we gently and methodically bring each landscape to full fruition. We cultivate every planting, condition every slab of stone and steel, and ensure the concept and composition unfold in close accordance with that original vision.