Landscape Architect / Landscape Design
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Looking for professional advice regarding your landscaping projects? Our 30+ years of experience as landscape architects and contractors can add invaluable insights to the plans you already have, or provide design ideas to achieve your vision of your landscape.
We recently worked with Joe to develop a rear yard master plan to address challenges and accommodate our specific need to provide a secure space for our young son along and provide access from the driveway and detached garage. The design needed to address all of this in a limited user space due to a large slope facing the house running the length of the rear yard. Joe listened to our concerns and came up with a creative yet practical solution that worked within our budget.
Once the design was completed Joe helped us select a company from his network of contractors that was well suited to the work that needed to be done. He didn’t stop there but stayed with us throughout the project, sometimes showing up unannounced to check on progress. In fact when the sod delivery was delayed and a storm approaching, Joe actually helped to lay the sod to insure we beat the rain! We are very happy with the result and the process used. We found Joe to be a good listener and responsive to our needs. I would feel confident recommending Joe as a qualified Landscape Architect to anyone considering an exterior renovation. He can help you from concept to completion.
Alpha Corporation is a national civil and structural engineering firm that works throughout the United States and beyond for both Government and Private Clients. At times our work is demanding, having to meet strict design criteria and done according to a tight time table. We take pride in having a reputation for meeting such commitments and believe our growth is based on that.
I first utilized Joe Duggan in 2010 when the need for a Landscape Architect was required for such a project. Not having worked with Landscape Architects before-I was a bit apprehensive, but pleasantly surprised with Joe’s skill, professionalism and more important his ability to work as part of our team.
Joe has since worked with Alpha Corporation on a number of projects including work including a Roof Garden Design for Nimitz Library at the Annapolis Naval Academy and Numerous projects for the US Veterans Administration throughout the United States to name just a few.
His grass roots design/build experience has been a huge asset- he knows more than simple design theory and knows what it takes for a project to be built. He has a real knack for keeping things in line regarding complexity and budget issues.
Joe is well liked, and more importantly respected by our staff-in short he knows his field and is professional in getting things done. He is also not hesitant to go the extra mile, traveling on short notice or working late through the night or weekend. He makes our collaboration easy, working with all involved as needed in an easy going manner. In short he gets it done, making our projects that much better for having used him.
I would also note that J Duggan Associates PC’s low overhead due to office location and staff size makes them attractive to a firm like Alpha. I believe we have always done well financially when using Joe’s services.
I look forward to continued collaboration with Joe and would not hesitate to recommend him to other professionals needing a Landscape Architect.
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.
I enjoy a reputation for quality pool installation. Most of my work comes from referrals based on that reputation. I am therefore very protective of my reputation as it is the source of my livelihood. Over the past few years I have been involved with J Duggan Associates, having installed some high end pools/amenities he has designed and referring clients I have who need quality design work.
Joes design sense and creativity really make spaces work, they reflect the site and always seem to fill the clients ‘wish list’ I have yet to see any of his clients less than completely satisfied with the results. In fact they usually end up friends for the long term.
One the construction management side, I find Joe to be a professional who works well with others. His designs work well and make sense-his graphics and construction documentation are clear and do the job. I especially like the fact that his 3d modeling insures clients understand what they are getting. The ‘see’ it before it is installed easing their concerns and making the installation process a much enjoyable one.
Joe’s strongest asset however is that he doesn’t have a ‘ego’ or is defensive regarding his designs. If I have a concern or know a better way to do things-he wants to hear about it, in fact he encourages such dialogue. Joe respects my expertise and does not dictate-he listens, he considers us all a team with the goal of completing another successful project.
I look forward to working with Joe in the years to come and would not hesitate referring him to my clients, something I take very seriously.
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.
Residential Landscape Design
Design an estate to be proud of. Over the past 35 years, we have shared our residential landscape design expertise with thousands of homeowners, and completed hundreds of projects. These projects have ranged in scope from simple entryways to the master planning and installation of large estates with. Our experience includes plantings, lighting, decks, terraces, patios, pools, water features, walls, and grading. We listen to what you want, and share from our experience how to make that happen! J Duggan & Associates offers a comprehensive analysis of your landscape needs and then designs a solution that includes it all. We are able to offer services that not only enhance your home and lifestyle but fit your budget as well. It’s your home, and it should look like your dreams. Call us today to share your project plans!
Commercial Landscape Design
J Duggan & Associates is an experienced commercial landscape architect, capable of acting as a primary consultant or of collaborating on multi-disciplinary team projects as a sub-consultant. Our successful completion of numerous institutional, commercial, and recreational projects both in local jurisdictions and nationally over the last fifteen years demonstrates our commitment to and success in working with others. In addition to our track record, as planners, we have created numerous subdivision layouts and master plans. We have extensive experience in presenting such projects to public agencies and political bodies, having been on them ourselves! In the end we can not only help you get the project designed–but also get you approved. Call us today to share more about your commercial landscape architecture and design project!
Water Feature Designs
We have been designing landscapes and providing pool designs for over 30 years, and our attention to the thoughts and desires of our clients is what sets us apart. Our experience includes design of the pool itself, with waterfalls and spas, along with plantings, decks, lighting, patios, terraces, and grading. We pay attention to the whole context, not just the individual pool itself. Its aesthetic qualities and how it relates to the site is just as important as a pool’s function as a place to swim. We focus on how a pool is viewed just as much as how it is used. What’s more, we don’t simply design your pool and then leave you to sort out the rest. We consider everything, both installation requirements and amenities, and manage our specially chosen and trusted contractors to complete the project to your liking. Call us today!
Federal Landscape Design
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.