Carleton, MI, January 30, 2006 --(PR.com
)-- Kimberley Ennett, a Michigan Registered Landscape Architect and ASLA member for Sexton Ennett Design LC (SED), stated that the firm will once again offer to participate in Career Days in local schools in East Michigan. She stated that, “Landscape architecture is an exciting career that young people ought to be aware of.”
Ms. Ennett stressed that various landscape architects may have different approaches yet all are aimed at the same result. A typical process includes:
-Pre-planning You discuss your client desires, background, priorities, and any basic design guidelines. You'll work together and define the overall scope and timeline. The result will be a proposed budget and statement of work.
-Preliminary Design A review of the site, usage requirements, and environmental conditions are undertaken to create preliminary drawings. The landscape architect will design and prepare presentation drawings showing the overall site.
-Final design Further detail is added to the concept. Material is selected and initial construction documentation is created. Where necessary, cost estimates are revised.
-Installation Depending on your contract, the landscape architect may play an active role in representing you in your interaction with the contractor and provide on-site supervision.
Unfortunately, landscape designers are not landscape architects and do not have professional credentials. Many state and local governments require designs to be stamped with the state registered landscape architect's seal.
The national professional association is the American Society of Landscape Architects, based in Washington. ASLA full members have graduated from an accredited landscape architecture program, 7 years of education and/or professional experience and are state licensed.
In Michigan a three (3) day LARE examination administered by the Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards is required to be passed for a state license.
SED is a full service landscape architectural firm providing residential, commercial, and recreational landscape designs in west Michigan and Northern Ohio. They have been active in designing and providing project management services for small-scale properties to upscale and distinctive estate landscapes.
SED can design a wide range of landscape architectural themes, from traditional to formal to oriental to equestrian, to name a few. The firm can provide a turnkey solution by providing project management services for the complete landscape design and installation. This has been a welcome solution for developers, both residential and commercial, as well as homeowners.
For more information see: http://www.sexton-ennett.com
Kimberley Ennett is also a breeder of champion Oldenburg sport horses and is well qualified for landscaping equestrian residences and facilities.
For more information see: http://www.markimfarms.com
Member ASLA: The national professional association is the American Society of Landscape Architects, based in Washington. ASLA full members have graduated from an accredited landscape architecture program, have 7 years of education and/or professional experience and are state licensed.
Member MNLA: Michigan Nursery and Landscape Association.
Sexton Ennett Design, LC
5310 O’Hara Road
Carleton, MI 48117