Federal Landscape Architect
Creative & realistic perspectives for Federal Architecture and Engineering Landscape Projects
J Duggan and Associates have been included on peer review teams reviewing the Landscape Architecture aspect of various projects throughout the country for the Veteran’s Administration.
Federal Landscape Architect in VA, WV, DC, MD, NC
Registration: Licensed Landscape Architect: VA # 000531
Joe Duggan has more than 35 years diverse experience in Landscape Architecture.
Recreational facility design, site planning and design, institution and community design and wayfinding design.
Experienced with a variety of site development projects ranging from single-family homes to small and large institutional and commercial projects, along with review of Federal Projects for Veteran’s Administration.
Total project management experience ranges from site analysis, initial conceptual design, final design with specifications, to supervision of the contractual and construction phase.
Technical experience includes, but is not limited to:
- Project Administration
- Site analysis
- Site Design
- Planting Design
- Land use planning
- Hardscape design
- Grading and erosion control
- Lighting (low voltage)
- Pool/aquatic design
- Therapeutic gardens and park environments.
Federal Landscape Design Projects
As Landscape Architects, J Duggan and Associates has been involved in numerous Federal Architecture-Engineering-Land Development Projects. We have primarily worked as a Landscape Architecture subcontractor to larger Architecture and Engineering firms.
Personal & Attentive
Large & Small Projects
For example- a planting plan that needs to be included on an overall project-or a small outdoor space that needs to be incorporated into a building’s site plan.
Collaborative & On Time
We have always been on time and under budget and intend to continue doing so. We believe we shine when the team does. Numerous times, repeat firms have invited us to participate in their teams on projects.
We very much appreciate the design you have created for us. The landscape/pool design was very intriguing, and we love the way you designed the driveway and the front entrance walk. They add a lot of interest to the house and general design. Looks like we will soon be breaking ground, and it is great to have this concept plan to work with.
I have worked with Joe on projects large and small since 1988. As a professional horticulturalist and nurseryman, I appreciate Joe's knowledge of plant material and appropriate application of trees and shrubs in a landscape. He not only draws a pretty picture, but creates functional, maintainable outdoor spaces that add value to homes and business. I do not hesitate in recommending Joe for any project.
I have been associated with Joe for several years on a professional level, and he sets the bar high. We operate in complementary businesses, and its great to have someone in my network I can trust with my referrals. I highly recommend him.
We have worked with Joe on numerous projects over the last 10 years - both large and small. His attention to detail, creativity and flexibility make him a pleasure to work with.
I was considering improvements for my residence in Frederick County which included a pool with hot tub and its surrounds featuring an outdoor fireplace. The site itself is unique- so I was concerned with whom to work with regarding this, I was especially concerned that the design not intrude on a view I have of a lake bordering my property. In short I wanted the pool and surrounds to complement the overall aesthetics of my property, not compete with it. I was also concerned with finding the proper contractors to help with the installation of the project once the design was complete. I decided that a ‘Master’ Plan needed to be prepared in order to cover all the options and just as important establish and work with a budget I was comfortable with.
Joe took the time to get to know the site and understand how I wanted to use it. Joe’s style is very collaborative-keeping the client involved. Once he completed initial sketches of options for the space he met with both myself and my children to discuss the options and listened closely to our feedback. Once an option was selected (with modifications based on feedback) Joe kept us in the loop by sending updates of the design via graphics sent by email and follow up meetings. The end result was a design that we were satisfied with.
Once all the details were set Joe then arranged for items to be bid through his list of contractors and craftsmen, We met with numerous contractors, requested and reviewed the bids, revising the design as needed, and sending them out again for revised estimates. Once the team was selected, Joe helped with contract negotiations, making it a point to be available to answer questions as they came up. I particularly appreciate his knowledge of the trades and his willingness to listen and revise the design per contractor’s feedback- in short he has a real respect for the folks who do the actual work-making this a collaborative effort.
The project has been completed I am pleased to say things went well , and I look forward to enjoying my new space for years to come. I would recommend Joe to anyone considering a project of this type themselves, they will be in good hands.
Joe is in the process of creating a magical firepit and walking trail on our woodsy property. Joe has been very timely with his communications and shared his expert advice about how to best highlight the natural beauty of our property. We have also appreciated Joe's honesty about his personal opinions (like when he agreed we should wait a year to consider putting in a pool until we have a better sense of the place) and his care in communicating in great detail via email.
Joe was incredibly easy to work with, and the results were exactly what I wanted. He listened to my wants, and made great suggestions along the way to give me plans for a perfect garden setting.
Joe listened to what we wanted and steered us in the right direction. He always verified selections and was mindful of our budget and timeline. Highly recommend.
Living in the same community I have gotten to know Joe and his Family over a number of years, seeing him at various social ad community events. I have also seen and enjoyed some of his other projects in the community, most notably a friend’s pool and surrounds, where a number of us (Joe included) would relax while our children played.
When we purchased a new home we asked Joe to help with some concepts for the existing pool and hillside plantings that were in need of some renovation. Our thought was to have Joe complete the design and then we would have the installation performed with the help of workers from my husband’s shop.
Joe not only helped us with the design, which worked well, he also helped us purchase the plantings from wholesale suppliers he works with saving us a good deal of cost, which more than covered his services. He was always available when questions arose, working with us until completion. When there were potential scheduling/delivery problems he helped us work through the issues with the supplier, insuring everything worked out.
I would heartily recommend Joe for design, consultation, project management on anything outside, he is very easy going, no pressure, and listens well, making sure the results are what one wants!
Simply stated Joe has the ability to visualize your dream. His experience leaves him as one of the true concept to completion outdoor living space professionals in the Mid-Atlantic. J. Duggan & Associates works on each project as if it were his very own. His arrangement of design elements clearly sets Joe's designs apart from the ordinary. If you are looking for a Residential, Commercial or Planning design/consultation or project management which will set your project apart from the mundane, J. Duggan & Associates will be the right choice. Great things happen when working with Joe, he ensure's absolute precision of each projects construction. His high standard requires contractors who can implement his designs into his clients expectation. J. Duggan & Associates passion is truly reflected in their work.
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Commercial / Government Plans
Parks / Aquatic Center Plans
Selection of Recent Federal Landscape Architecture Projects
Fort Detrick Auditorium and Training Center, Fort Detrick, Frederick, MD
The entrance area plans provide a direct access for visitors while also provide exterior break-out space for informal conversations during training and events. Site features were also designed to meet UFC AT/FP requirements and encourage the use of bikes by incorporate bike parking in unobtrusive but convenient areas.
Massachusetts National Cemetery Phase III Expansion, Bourne, MA
Improvements to associated lawns and plantings as well as enhancement of the existing maintenance and Administration and Visitor areas and landscape are also proposed.
Community ActivitiesVeterans Administration MC-Marion Illinois Mental Health Building
Roof Terrace Renovation/Repair-United States Naval Academy; Annapolis MD for Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Washington D.C.
Estimated construction costs 4.5 Million dollars. J Duggan was Landscape Architect responsible for Planting/landscape design for the renovation of the approx. 50,000 sq ft Roof Terrace/Outdoor plaza.
Design included analysis/consultation regarding existing plantings (why they did not perform well) in order to provide direction in new selection of plantings. Work also involved specifications regarding soils and installation techniques for 8-10′ trees in existing roof waffle structure and tree pits.
Visn 1 New England Healthcare System—Facility Condition Assessments - Department of Veterans Affairs
J. Duggan Associates as part of a team performed tours, interviews, inspections, and research at each of the VA Medical Centers within VISN 1 (New England) with the purpose of updating the existing conditions.
The previous database for VISN 1 contained 393 buildings for a total of 7,965,203 gross square feet. The assessment added 69 new buildings or 47,927 square feet to the data base. The existing data was used as the basis from which to begin the update and Alpha and the team provided an independent and consistent assessment of all facilities.
The data was then used, along with updated needs/patient analysis to revise the Master Plans for 6 of the 11 Campuses in the VISN .J. Duggan Associates assisted in the review of all Landscape Architectural elements-plants, amenities, outdoor spaces etc. as well as assisting in overall site analysis and then Master Planning of the facilities with other member of the team.
Mount Weather Facility; Loudoun County Virginia
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