Hardscape Design and Construction Detailing

LA2d is hired ideally in the beginning stages of preliminary design of a project at the same time that the Architect and Interior Designer are hired. This way, LA2d’s expertise in conceptualizing the design of exterior hardscape elements can be unified with the building Architectural vision so that the elements of design flow interiors to exteriors seamlessly. LA2d collaborates with the project Architect, Interior Designer and Engineering consultants expertly, so that the finished project is aesthetically unified. “ Hardscape” elements are defined by individual items built on the exterior of a project that are not landscaping or plant materials or “softscape”. Specific hardscape elements designed by LA2d include:

  • Driveways
  • Walkways
  • Courtyards
  • Parking lots and motorcourts
  • Decorative garden walls
  • Decorative gates and fencing
  • Trellises, arbors, and pergolas
  • Gazebos and covered garden pavilions
  • Docks and wooden decks
  • Exercise tracks
  • Playgrounds
  • Sport courts for basketball and other recreational sports
  • Dog Parks
  • Tennis courts
  • Swimming Pools
  • Decorative Fountains
  • Koi ponds and watergardens
  • Rain gardens and water retention features
  • Custom pots and planters
  • Custom garden art elements
  • Exterior furniture