Studio AB offers a complete range of design services. Rates vary depending on scope and location of project. An initial consultation or garden coaching session is $150 for sites located in the Seattle metro area. We embrace the uniqueness of our region and the opportunity for development of complex sites with difficult conditions and limitations.
Whether for a small remodel of a front entry, or creating a master plan, we typically implement this process:
Initial consultation & site assessment
Conceptual design & research
Client response & synthesis
Design detailing & materials selection
Permit assistance & budgeting
Project management & plant procurement
With a palette of natural elements that change over time, we strive to create engaging places for people that successfully transition the native landscape into a healthy built environment.
Often working collaboratively with other design-build professionals Studio AB can craft an extraordinary space that is a hybrid of art, architecture and garden.
Inspiration stems from a fascination with the natural world. Concepts are often derived from abstract forms of nature found in abundance here in the Pacific Northwest, as well as from principles of Japanese minimalism and Scandinavian design.
Our schematic design process involves clearly defining the client’s goals, overall budget, property research, and site analysis.
Construction documentation is often necessary to obtain permits or to generate a thorough installation estimate. We have experience detailing the components of various components such as decking, pergolas, arbors, fencing, fountains, retaining walls, and low-voltage lighting systems. We also offer 3-D modeling & rendering and ‘as-built’ drawing production. Additionally we enjoy working with developers and architects to meet the Seattle Green Factor requirements for multi-family projects.
Beyond design services Studio AB also offers project supervision and plant procurement services. During construction we are available to layout, verify, and address issues or change requests that may arise. We also do the reconnaissance needed to find the right species and varietals of plant material. Our knowledge of the plant world and familiarity with several local nurseries’ availability can save time and ensure optimal quality.