Federal Landscape Architect
Creative & realistic perspectives for Federal Architecture and Engineering Landscape Projects
25 years of construction management experience has refined what works and what doesn’t. This ensures that the designs presented are realistic, and meets budget.
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.
Our rural location and limited overhead brings you competitive rates unfound in metropolitan areas such as Northern Virginia. We are however available for meetings in the DC region ( 70 miles away), and if need be just about anywhere else through Dulles Airport which is less than approx. 1 hour away.
Personal & Attentive
Our firm has been in existence for 15 years and has limited debt-so it will be here in the long run. Our small size ensures that Joe Duggan personally brings his 30 years of experience to every project. We do not delegate to less experienced personnel.
Large & Small Projects
Although we can and do handle relatively large projects, we are well suited to handle small items that might be problematic for you and too small to be of interest to other firms.
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 pride ourselves on being team players. We pay careful attention to the design program developed, what our responsibilities are, and the timelines created for completion.
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.
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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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