Frequent Questions
ECO-ART, LLC
LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS
Design, Build, Garden Care
(864) 710-1124
WHAT IS A LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT?
Landscape Architecture is a profession that incorporates
design, horticulture, earth science, and construction. It
includes a broad base of knowledge in both theory and
practical application.  The profession is regulated in all
states and requires licensing and registration by state
boards.
WHAT IS THE ECO-ART
PROCESS?
The Eco-Art process begins with a
methodical site review considering land use,
circulation throughout, drainage planning,
views, privacy, safety, features, and other
aspects requested by the client.   
Conceptual design is rendered and
reviewed along with budgeting
comparisons.  After client agreement, a final
design is completed to meet budget
boundaries and a level of design detail is
produced to communicate to in-house
crews.   A contract with installation detail is
presented to the client for final review and
approval before installation begins.

The Design/Build process is initiated with
the client’s approval of a Design to Build
contract.  

The Eco-Art value proposition and
reputation are built on a foundation of trust,
honesty, and principled behavior throughout
the project life cycle.

Eco-Art does not recommend Design-Bid-
Build for small projects.  This is not a
leveraged project delivery system for the
client.  For larger projects and certain
smaller project instances, when specifically
requested by clients, Eco-Art does provide
Design-for-Bid at a cost plus rate.  A
retainer for this service is required; and the
client is advised of spend out on a bi-weekly
basis.
WHAT IS DESIGN/ BUILD?
Design/build is a project approach where the design and
construction are contracted with a single firm.  The process aim is
to minimize design, documentation and administration costs;
eliminate handoff miscommunications between designer, bidder and
builder; streamline delivery; and reduce total project cycle time
while maximizing the monies applied to installation. It ensures that
the design is constructed to the vision, understanding and
agreement of the architect and the client.
WHAT IS SUSTAINABLE
LANDSCAPE DESIGN?
This is a category of design and planning
that focuses on lowering the requirements
of energy, water, fertilizer, and expense
while producing lower outflows of pollution,
surface water runoff, and minimizing
negative impact.
WHEN IS A SPACE A PLACE?
It is a place when it serves the owners purposes, and not the other way around.  
Outdoor property space is the most underutilized yet burdensome aspect of most properties
particularly residential.
It is a space if it is a chore, liability, cost, and/or dreaded.  It is a space when it does not
serve the owners wants