Joe and I have been collaborating on projects for over 12 years. As an Architect, I realize that a project’s relationship to its site is a major factor in its success. Joe is a creative designer whose talent as a Landscape Architect can be a huge asset in making that work. More importantly however is his personal commitment to a project from design through final installation.
One of our early projects together in 2005 was a Lodge / Community Center in Canaan Valley. Joe and I worked closely on the signage, approach, entrance design, and traffic circulation to ensure a pleasant experience from arrival to departure.
Since the site was covered with boulders which would have been costly to remove, Joe designed signage and entrance features by placing the boulders in groups and landscaping around them, saving the owner a significant amount of money while not compromising the design.
As the date of the opening was approaching, the contractor was having difficulty locating and placing the boulders correctly. Joe dropped what he was doing to be on site. He personally instructed the proper placement of the boulders to ensure that they would complement the rustic nature of that area. The result was an attractive entrance and site that left a lasting impression on the visitors. The owner credits this success in part to Joe’s efforts and provided a complimentary letter thanking him for his efforts.
More recently in 2016, Joe and I were part of a team doing consultation work for a Community Center in Prince William County. The team provided a thorough analysis of expansion / renovation options.
The project was a success and as always it was an enjoyable experience working with Joe.
I look forward to working with Joe in the future and would recommend him without hesitation to anyone needing the services of a Landscape Architect.
- Tim Machado AIA-Architect/Owner | Design Concepts – Winchester Va