If you're interested in a design, please send me an email at or call me at 202-780-9493. If emailing, please describe your project briefly and share your address so I can look at it on google streetview. Thanks! I look forward to hearing from you.

I'll be in touch to schedule a time for a 15 to 20-minute zoom or phone chat about your project, goals, and budget. Information about my process is below.

Design process

  1. If the initial conversation goes well, I will come to your property for a consult to discuss challenges, goals, and ideas.
  2. I will put together a proposal for design work and email it to you.
  3. Once you sign the proposal and submit a deposit, you will be guaranteed a place in the project queue, the length of which depends on the season (winter is  typically shortest).
  4. I will send  a detailed design questionnaire that will cover aesthetic preferences, budget, site features, plants, maintenance, and more.
  5. During this time, please locate your property plat or hire a surveyor to complete one (I can help with this)
  6. When your project is next in the queue, I will let you know that I will be returning to take photographs and measurements.
  7. Design begins!
  8. When I am nearing completion, I will reach out to you to schedule a time to discuss the design options in person or via Zoom. I will email a PDF of the design package a few days in advance, which allows you time to process thoughts and discuss the options within your family group, leading to a more productive design review meeting.
  9. In the review meeting, I am happy to walk you through the design in greater detail, answer questions, and discuss which options or aspects of each option you prefer.
  10. I make any edits requested in the design review meeting and send them back for approval.
  11. When you're happy with the design, we move into the construction detail/permitting phase and/or we connect you with contractors in order to solicit bids.