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CED Student Job Board


Students can visit this site to find job opportunities requested by the public – a great way to hone one’s portfolio and resume. Job Board postings are updated monthly. New job requests will be announced via the CED-L listserv and posted to this site. When the project client selects someone, the posting will be closed and removed from the website.

If you are an interested student, please contact the owner directly. Students are responsible for negotiating their own terms of payment, if any. Job Board clients may be contacted by CED staff to assess their satisfaction with the CED Job Board experience.

If you are a member of the public and are interested in posting to our Job Board, please send us a Public Service Request.

Due to COVID-19 and UGA policy, our students are currently working remotely.  Any communication between students and community members is advised to follow the state's social distancing guidelines and use digital or telephone communication only.  Property owners should provide digital photographs of their project, and students can utilize Google Streetview to remotely interpret project conditions where possible/applicable. 

Please note that the work generated by College of Environment and Design faculty, staff and students is conceptual in nature and additional professional services may be needed to implement the project. The College is not responsible for consequences that may arise as a result of using conceptual designs as construction documents.

Questions? Contact Jennifer Lewis at jmlewis@uga.edu or 706-542-6760.

Posted June 2020
 
Project: Prayer Garden | Athens, Ga (Clarke Co.)
Contact: Michaela Lawrence Jeffery, mlawrence@gccsda.com, 706-549-9592
Description: This Prayer Garden is going to be located on a plot of land at Athens Georgia Seventh-day Adventist Church. The current plot of land has been overgrown and we would like to turn it into a peaceful garden that anyone can enter to pray, to eat lunch, and to talk with a friend. The plot is roughly 6400 sqft. We need help with plants and landscape design that can flourish and does not require much maintenance.
Opportunities: landscape design opportunity
Timeline: in the next 3 to 6 months
Budget for design work: not sure- at least $500
 
Project: Tree-Friendly Front Walkway | Sandy Springs, Ga (Fulton Co.)
Contact: Linda Cleboski, Lcleboski@gmail.com, 979-574-7084
Description: The project is to design a widened front walkway from the driveway to the porch to replace the existing walkway. The existing walkway is around 60ft by 3ft wide and creates an L-shape with the segment leading towards the front door, running down a slope. There are also tree roots that have lifted the brick pathway unevenly and have rendered the pathways almost unusable. We would like a design for a new walkway that is not entirely hardscape, and that allow the roots to pass under it without being damaged and without impeding the walkway. We would also like for the walkway to leave room for the roots to continue growing and be widened as the walkway arrives at the porch. It could be designed to be laid out on the ground with interruptions built in for the roots, or designed to be raised of the ground, or a combination. In addition, we would like the design to slightly level the leg of the walkway from the corner to the front porch, so it does not slope downhill so much from one side to the other.
Opportunities: I invite creative use of mixed materials including pavers, bricks, slate/stone to coordinate with existing pieces, wood, gravel, mulch, or other materials. I would be interested in something that ties in with the look and feel of the fenced area around the maple tree. 
Challenges: 1) Tree roots.  2) The downhill slope of the yard from one side to the other might create a drop-off of several inches on the downhill side of the segment that runs from the midpoint to the front porch. 3) Durability: We would like something that will last for years. 4) Maintenance should be relatively easy and not require much more than standard lawn mowing and edging.
Timeline: June 2020- November 2020
Budget for design work: Up to $500
Budget for installation: $2500-$3500
 
Posted May 2020
 
Project: Hazinski Residence | Colbert, Ga (Madison Co.)
Contact: David Hazinski, dhazinski@me.com, 706-254-0229
Description: We would like design help for our garden area. We own 6.5 acres of land with a pond and boat shed on the property and a custom designed and built home. The landscape was intentionally left mostly natural with medium growth hardwoods and has been cleared. We would like help with design work for a garden right next to our house, which would keep the deer away, though they are constant visitors. I have a burn area in a relatively open area about 40 yards away on the side of the house. I would like to combine a few ideas and need help with a design plan for this area: an arc dug out into the hill with seating, rock garden with a real garden surrounding it to create a Yin-Yang theme and possible decorative fencing around to keep animals out.
Opportunities: Design work to add to portfolio
Challenges: hilly landscape
Timeline: no specific timeline
Budget for design work: Flexible
 
Project: Skyfall Landscape | Fayetteville, Ga (Fayette Co.)
Contact: Barrie Dreyer, barriedreyer@gmail.com, 770-309-3964
Description: My husband and I just built a modern home designed by Scott West / West Architecture Studio. It will be featured in the 2020 MA (Modern Atlanta) modern home tour. We are nestled on a wooded lot, 5.6 acres, with a view of a lake. We are surrounded by beautiful trees and lots of wildlife (deer, red foxes, geese, cranes). We have a raised backyard that is held in by a 6’ high retaining wall and is approximately 40’ long. We also have a raised planter in the front of the house with a small courtyard that can be viewed from floor-to-ceiling windows in the kitchen and guest bedroom. We are calling it our Japanese garden. The entire area around our house is a blank canvas, and we are interested in finding a landscape architect or designer who understands modern landscaping. There is an opportunity for the landscape student, who applies for this project, to have a modern landscape design in their portfolio, as well as have their name attached to a home, which will be featured in this year’s MA home tour. Due to coronavirus, the modern home tour has been postponed until September, but we would like to have our project completed sooner rather than later. 
Opportunities: Modern landscape design opportunity   
Timeline: Negotiable, but the sooner, the better
Budget for design work: Flexible, TBD 
Budget for installation: Flexible, TBD
 
Project: Triple Creek Subdivision | Bogart, Ga (Oconee Co.)
Contact: Rebecca Long, jrmlong4e@gmail.com, 404-468-7536
Description: The Triple Creek Subdivision was created around 2007 with a mixture of 249 single family homes and townhouses. The original trees that were planted have roots that are starting to become visible above ground, causing the grass to become very thin and die. The topsoil has also all washed away due to this. We need help addressing our problems with the thinning grass and tree roots and would like some ideas for low maintenance alternatives for grass, including possible ground covers. We would like to add plants, possibly vegetable and fruit-bearing plants that are low maintenance, but also fit into the landscape.
Opportunities: Design work with a cost-effective, sustainable landscape plan  
Challenges: Residential upkeep of future design plans
Timeline: Negotiable, but the sooner, the better
Budget for design work: Flexible, TBD 
Budget for installation: Flexible, TBD
 

Posted February 2020

Project: Thompson Residence | Bogart, Ga (Clarke Co.)
Contact: Lora and Marc Thompson, thompson_5@bellsouth.net, 404-822-8314
Description: We recently moved to an updated home in an older, established neighborhood. The previous owner had removed several large trees, but did not grade the lot well (front or back), leaving holes and dips in the yard. We need help with grading, finding the best grass for a still somewhat shady yard, defined beds in front, and multiple outdoor living spaces and planting beds in the back yard. The lot is ½ acre.
Opportunities: Mix of hardscape and softscape; open to any and all ideas
Challenges: Several large trees still on property; our lot slopes slightly on the left side, but seems to drain well; many deer present in this area  
Timeline: Negotiable, but the sooner, the better
Budget for design work: Flexible, TBD  
Budget for installation: Flexible, TBD
 
Project: Banks- Lower Residence | Hawkinsville, Ga (Pulaski Co.)
Contact: Bernice Banks, b_bernic@bellsouth.net, 478-636-2335
Description: We would like help with landscaping design plans for our lower back yard that was recently cleared of vegetation and debris. We would like design plans with plants, small trees and shrubs that are low maintenance that makes our yard look pretty, livable and useable. Our lot size is about 100’ by 100’
Opportunities: good sun light exposure with some shaded areas
Challenges: yard slopes slightly downwards. We also have above ground sewage access behind our yard and many deer.  
Timeline: Negotiable, but need plants that will not die in summer heat
Budget for design work: Negotiable  
Budget for installation: Negotiable  
 
Project: Alexander Residence | Athens, Ga (Clarke Co.)
Contact: Gifford and Heather Alexander, h.alexander28@gmail.com, 706-714-8985
Description: We bought a house 2 years ago in Normaltown and have just finished renovations on the interior. We are looking for help designing a beautiful, sustainable, eco- friendly outdoor living space. We have been told that we have one of the largest lots in Normaltown with approximately ¾ acre and would like to improve the front yard street appeal and the backyard garden space. We would like the backyard to be a living space and need help improving our lawn. We also need this space to be dog friendly.
Opportunities: large flat area for design ideas. Open to ideas and suggestions
Challenges: Backyard is sloped towards house and drainage work is needed.
Timeline: Flexible
Budget for design work: $500 but flexible
Budget for installation: $5000 but flexible
 

Posted January 2020

Project: Beulah Rucker Museum Grounds | Gainesville, Ga (Hall Co.)
Contact: Charlene Williams, williamsc484@gmail.com, 770-380-6672
Description: The grounds for this museum is one acre. We need help with landscaping designs and beautification of the grounds as well as restoration of the garden area.
Opportunities: design experience that will be showcased on museum grounds  
Timeline: Flexible
Budget for design work: $2000 total and meals will be provided on workdays
 
Project: Betty’s Garden, Lavonia Elementary School | Lavonia, Ga (Lavonia Co.)
Contact: Barbara Payne, Payneville2@gmail.com, 706-988-9269
Description: This garden will be the first outdoor classroom for Lavonia Elementary School. We would like to showcase Georgia native place in this garden as well as increase the pollinator numbers with these plants and trees. We need a design that encompasses eight 4’ X 8’ raised beds made out of composite boards that will not decay. The area for this garden is 21,942 sq. ft. and is fenced and closed off by a driveway. The garden must be handicapped accessible and have room for growing vegetables and herbs. We would also like to turn the shaded area of the garden into a bird sanctuary eventually.  
Site improvement goals: We would like a design of a garden where a culvert empties water from the driveway to the garden area. We also need a design that includes pollinator plants.
Opportunities: This would be an awarding design experience that would be enjoyed by many students and people in the community of Lavonia and will also be publicized throughout the state.
Challenges: Funding; We are seeking grants before asking donors to give for this project
Timeline: Fall 2020
Budget for design work: Estimate needed to allow funding requests
Budget for installation: volunteers, FFA, school maintenance

 

Posted December 2019

Project: Lanier Residence | Monroe, Ga (Walton Co.)
Contact: Joe Lanier, joealanier@aol.com, 863-393-4473
Description: I am looking for design work for my newly purchased house. I would like to add some “pop” to the front yard when turning into the driveway.
Opportunities: Creative design opportunities for an outdoor space.
Challenges: The right side of the house is on the side of a hill and needs plants that will camouflage the foundation and give a more level appearance to the front yard.
Timeline: As soon as possible; I would like this to be completed before guests arrive for Christmas
Budget for design work: TBD
 
Project: City of Odum Signs Landscape Designs | Odum, Ga (Wayne Co.)
Contact: June Thomas, junewinnthomas@gmail.com, 912-294-4940
Description:  The Odum Garden Club has two brick “Welcome to Odum” signs placed on the east and west sides on town and signs outside the city gym and recreation center. The Odum Garden Club would like to add a nice, low maintenance landscape around all four signs, but need help with plan selections because there is no access to water at sign locations and we will have to haul water to have plants established. We are looking for native plants that are low maintenance as well as plants that attract pollinators. Saving the butterflies and other pollinators is very important to us. The sign at the recreation department will have a Blue Star Memorial Marker placed beside it and we would like to incorporate that structure into one of the landscape designs in conjunction with the sign.
Opportunities: Enhance four beautiful signs with an equally beautiful landscape that would make them more appealing to tourists and locals.
Challenges: We have no water available so we will have to haul water to the sites; we are in need on drought resistant, low maintenance plants.
Timeline: We would like to start planting in later Winter or early Spring of 2020, whichever is best for plant selection
Budget for design work: $200 per sign, but may vary if needed
 

Posted October 2019

Project: Alexander Residence | Smyrna, Ga (Cobb Co.)
Contact: Connor Alexander, j.connor.alexander@gmail.com, 615-513-8548
Description: We live in a mid-century ranch home that we moved into about a year ago following a lengthy renovation and addition. Though the inside looks great, the outside is a complete disaster. The issues result from a combination of poor planning by previous owners, destruction from the contractor, and drainage issues in flat portions of the yard which left us with a lovely mud pit. We have some ideas for what we want things to look like down the road, but aren't sure about specifics and need help. Ideally, we're after something modern and minimal, and want to keep the mid-century vibe of the house. What we're looking for right now is a plan to lay out a vision for how things will eventually look.
Opportunities: Help reinvent outdoor space for a mid-century home with a modern take
Challenges: Drainage issues
Timeline: TBD
Budget for design work: TBD
 
Project: Miller Residence | Athens, Ga (Clarke Co.)
Contact: Mark Miller, markmiller2350@gmail.com, 706-410-3665
Description: I am looking for design work for my backyard. My house is on 7/8 acres of land in Athens, Ga. I have recently taken out all the trees and roots in my backyard and need a design plan that is new and can evolve over time. We are looking to create a more comfortable space for our family to be able to enjoy the outdoors. We would like a landscaping plan with sod that can be laid down before spring of next year.  
Opportunities: Creative design opportunities for an outdoor space.
Challenges: We have two outbuildings that we will potentially move, based on design plan created
Timeline: As soon as possible, latest by January 2020
Budget for design work: TBD
 
Project: Henry Residence | Jefferson, Ga (Jackson Co.)
Contact: Ed Henry, sarge8424@gmail.com, 678-898-5973
Description: I have a private residence on the lake in Jefferson, Ga. I have a long driveway that reaches my house, but am looking for design work for the entrance to make the front more appealing. The area is naturally shaded, so I have not been able to grow grass in this area; I am wanting to incorporate more of a rock design for a more natural and appealing entrance. I already have some shrubs in the area and some boulders that I would like to keep and help incorporate into the design.
Opportunities: Design work for an entrance using a variety of rocks and plants.
Challenges: The entrance is a naturally shaded area, so no grass can grow, must be rock.
Timeline: Fall 2019
Budget for design work: TBD
 
Project: Inman Park Residence | Atlanta, Ga (Fulton Co.)
Contact: Katrina Fuller, katrinafuller@gmail.com, 202-256-2410
Description:  We are looking to replace very small front lawn with all native plants on under an acre of land. Additionally, we have a 90 foot path on the side of our house which needs to be replaced and landscaped. We want to create safe, level walkway, address drainage issues, and showcase a native landscape.
Opportunities: High profile location 3 blocks from the Beltline in Inman Park
Challenges: Small area with the sun always hitting the front yard and the side of our yard is always in the shade. We have problems with water drainage.
Timeline: Completed by mid- November
Budget for design work: $400
Budget for installation: $3,000- $4,000

 

Posted September 2019

Project: Tabula Rasa Backyard | Watkinsville (Oconee Co.)
Contact: Luis Rodas, 706-424-8810, luisrrodas@gmail.com,
Description: We need help designing and landscaping our backyard. We would like to add bushes and trees that would provide a pop of color, fragrance, and some privacy. The back yard is on 0.7 acres of land and was previously farm land. Currently, there is no landscaping done to the backyard; there is only a border of mulch outlining the backyard.
Opportunities: Creative design opportunities for open space.
Challenges: The yard was previous farm land and is not level and the clay is very hard, but has been aerated since we have owned it.
Timeline:  We would like to start installing the plants next spring/summer.
Budget for design work: TBD
 
Project: Layson Residence | Madison (Morgan Co.)
Contact Name: Patty Layson, 404-538-7049, pattylayson3@gmail.com
Project Description:  The Laysons need help with designing a landscaping plan for their new home in Madison, Ga. There is about ¾ acre of land with a pool in the backyard.
Opportunities: Landscape Design for a new home with freedom for creativity.
Timeline: next 4-6 weeks
Budget for design work: negotiable
Budget for installation:  $15,000
 
Project: Lecroy Building | Carnesville (Franklin Co.)
Contact: John Phllips, 706-918-3118, jphillips@franklincountyga.gov
Description:  We want to evaluate options for our recently purchased building that is expected to be torn down. Currently, the building is known as an “eye sore” by residents. We would like options and design options for the property after the building is demolished to improve the appearance of Courthouse Square. We are thinking of options including the following: additional parking, landscaping to create a more aesthetically pleasing square view, help improve traffic flow. 
Opportunities: Develop alternatives for the site after building is removed. Present each alternative graphically with color to clearly depict the idea being explored.
Challenges: Each solution for the space should include relationship of the site to the courthouse, monuments, existing walks, stairs, parking, retaining walls, etc.  
Timeline: Flexible
Budget for design work: TBA
Budget for installation: $50,000
 
Project: Wills Residence | Atlanta (Fulton County)
Contact: Theresa and David Wills, 404-593-6212, twills121@gmail.com
Description:  The backyard is just under ½ acres and located in Atlanta, Georgia. Currently our backyard is very traditional and we would like design ideas for our yard that is less traditional and more minimalistic and modern. We would like to make this space more attractive and useful.
Opportunities: Design and create an updated and modern backyard
Challenges: Sun Exposure 
Timeline: Out of town through Sep 5, 2019, flexible after
Budget for design work: $1,500
Budget for installation: $1,000
 
Project: Bear Creek Estate Entrance | Bogart (Jackson Co.)
Contact: Rick Tarleton, 706-254-6253, rltarleton@gmail.com
Description: The Bear Creek Estates subdivision seeks help in the beautification of the entrance to the subdivision.  BCE is a subdivision of approximately 100 homes located near the intersection of Clarke, Oconee, Barrow and Jackson counties with some homes fronting on Bear Creek Reservoir.  The BCE HOA would like to improve the entrance to the subdivision to reflect better the attractiveness of the associated properties.
Challenges: Current entrance is unappealing 
Timeline: Fall/ early Winter 2019
Budget for design work: $500
Budget for installation: <$5,000
 
Project: Glenwood Subdivision Retention Pond | Athens
Contact: Rhett Butler, 706-714-1558, rhettbutler45@gmail.com
Description: The 1.19-acre storm water retention pond is located between two homes at the corner of Westview Drive and Riverview Drive in Athens. The pond receives all storm water runoff from the entire neighborhood.  Over time, keeping the pond full has become and ongoing challenge due to erosion. We are considering turning the pond into a creek that funnels out storm water and adding a rain garden.
Opportunities: local project, design rain garden
Challenges: heavy traffic area
Timeline: TBD
Budget for design work: undecided
Budget for installation: undecided
 

Posted August 2019

Project:  Rockwell Universalist Church landscape | Winder (Barrow Co)
Contact Name:  Holt Etheridge, Email:  holt.etheridge@gmail.com, Phone:  7064616808
Description: The building was built in 1881, and last year the building underwent extensive renovations for foundation, joist replacement and flooring work.  I'm finishing up the interior work and looking to get started on the exterior landscape of the building.  The concrete pathways/sidewalks were crumbling so I have removed them in preparation of the work.  I'm reaching out for help with a grading plan/ for water issues and landscaping ideas for around the building so that water will not be an issue in the future for the building. 
Site improvement goals:  Soil grading / water drainage / sidewalk work
Acreage: <1 acre
Opportunities:  Preservation and beautification of an old country church building
Challenges:   Budget
Timeline for completion:  Hopefully by summertime or end of summer
Budget for design work: 1000
Budget for installation:  5000 (with labor provided by myself and whoever else I can round up to help me out!)
 

Posted June 2019

Project: Cox backyard plan | Statham (Oconee Co.)
Contact: Dana Cox, Email:  danapeek@bellsouth.net, Phone: 770-715-0183
Description: Site improvement goals:  outdoor fireplace and / or fire pit structure as anchor, want flowerbeds etc. Acreage: 1 acre. Opportunities: flat, new construction, wide open. Challenges:  too many options! Timeline for completion:  We are interested in a design that we might tackle in phases - we want to pay cash as we go.

 

Project: Cono/Tarleton Home | Bear Creek Reservoir/Bogart/Jackson Co.
Contact: Rick Tarleton, Email: rltarleton@gmail.com, Phone: 706 254-6253
Description: Our property encompasses a peninsula extending into Bear Creek Reservoir, a total of 5 acres.  Half of this area was recently acquired after ~1.5 acres of it was clear-cut by the previous owner.  The remainder of the 5 acres remained heavily wooded.  Site improvement goals: Reestablish/develop the cleared space, including: design and construct a road and paths (a circulation plan) encompassing a recently seeded ½ acre wildflower meadow, a new vegetable garden, privacy plantings and fruit bushes and trees; design and construct a large wood platform with partially covered pavilion, possibly a fire pit, small play lawn; Replant native and interesting trees that will reestablished the original wooded space and meld with current forest.  Opportunities: design work, possibly oversee construction, motivated and involved homeowners.  Challenges:  Relatively few – it is a clean slate.  Lots of bare red clay and rocks to work with. Plans must account for considerable deer population.
Timeline for completion:  ASAP but we are happy to do in stages
Budget for design work: expected to be < $1,000 but depends on scope
Budget for installation: $20K to $50K depending on scope and amount performed by homeowner

 
 

Project: 235 Bryanwood Drive Remodel | Jefferson, GA
Contact: Julie Ballman, 770-312-9520, ballmanfamily@windstream.net
Project Description: We prepare to remodel a 1954 mid-century home that we are in the process of purchasing.  The home is right at 4000 square feet and is chock-full of original materials – from what we understand the kitchen is the only thing that has been updated (in the 1980s).  It is a “time capsule” of sorts and is absolutely stunning! We are so excited about purchasing this gem and while we definitely want to update it, we do not want to “violate” the original design integrity. We are hoping to: remodel the kitchen, add a mud-room/laundry space, add a new/re-designed roof on 50% of home, and create a new garage.
Opportunities: well-cared for home; interior and exterior design; large home; historic property
Challenges: large space; not violating the original design
Timeline for Completion: 6 months-1 year
Budget for Design: To be discussed
Budget for Installation: $100,000-$125,000

 
Project: Mattingly Residence | Jefferson, GA
Contact: Paula Mattingly, 404-431-4794, pcuellar04@gmail.com
Project Description: There is a small area of the yard that I am having some drainage issues with that I need some planting advice. Also, I am seeking to construct a retaining wall in the area as well to address washing.
Opportunities: add to portfolio; planting 
Challenges: drainage issues
Timeline for Completion: ASAP
Budget for Design Work: to be determined
Budget for Installation: to be determined
 

Posted April 2019

Project: Yard Renewal Project | Athens, GA
Contact: Chris Kolisnyk, 215-431-2935, ckaire69@yahoo.com
Project Description: I am looking for some design work to create a backyard with minimal maintenance and erosion prevention on a two-acre piece of property. There are many hardwood trees present, and the property is along the Oconee River, so the terrain is fairly steep.
Opportunities: design work; minimal maintenance horticulture; erosion prevention
Challenges: steep terrain; existing hardwood trees
Timeline: 3 months
Budget for Design: $5,000
Budget for Installation: $50,000

Project: Backyard Drainage Project | Bethlehem, GA
Contact: Wanda Stover, 770-307-7100, lakota@uga.edu
Project Description: I am looking for some design work to create a drainage system in a low area of my property. It is one-acre, but the problem is in the back area. I would like to be able to have the standing water removed, as well as the possible installation of a French drain.
Opportunities: design and work on water-removal and drainage project
Challenges: remove standing water
Timeline: As soon as possible
Budget for design and installation: $800-1,000

 

Posted March 2019

Project: Pinecrest House Xeriscaping/Space Efficiency/Drainage Project | Athens, GA.
Contact: Brian Seelos, 706-254-9002, bmseelos@gmail.com
Project Description: We own a house on a small lot in Athens. We want to establish outdoor spaces that are functional for either outdoor living or growing plants/vegetables. Ideally this would eliminate the traditional yard (grass/bushes/etc.) and would establish a xeriscaping style, which requires minimal upkeep. Site could include garden boxes and growing spaces, patio space, outdoor fireplace, and retaining walls. We would also like to create a drainage system.
Opportunities: Create an aesthetically pleasing outdoor space; minimal maintenance
Challenges: small lot; drainage; efficiently use the space
Timeline for Completion: Negotiable
Budget for Design Work: Minimal
Budget for Installation: undecided

Project: Five-Points Private Home Landscape Design | Athens, GA
Contact: Dr. Leonard Poon, 706-540-6685, lpoon8122@gmail.com
Project Description: Our house is situated in one acre in the Five Point area. The house was owned previously by the head of the biology department, a horticulturist.  A herd of deer that roams the neighborhood had pretty much destroyed the landscape, and I would like to consult with a student to design an easily maintained and environmentally attractive landscape as well as to consult on the hiring of a landscape company to get the job done. We would like to design an easily maintained and environmentally attractive landscape. We also request assistance in the negotiation of a reasonable construction budget and supervision of the work.
Opportunities: local design; negotiation and supervision of construction work
Challenges: deter deer from destroying the landscape; negotiation of reasonable
Timeline for Completion: Negotiable
Budget for Design/Installation: Negotiable (depending on work to be done)

Project: Japanese Inspired Backyard | Buckhead, GA
Contact: Aarti Aggarwal/Vinay Matai, 678-640-1238, vinayandaarti@gmail.com
Project Description: We are inspired by Japanese gardens after visiting Japan 2 years ago. We ripped out many of the bushes and shrubbery shortly after we moved in, so it is basically a blank slate with one large tree. We want a walkable space, open and clean with short, soft grass. There is a swing, but it’s old and needs to be replaced. We would like to incorporate: rocks, pebbles, stone walkway, Buddha sculpture, bamboo along the bring exterior wall, Japanese Red Maple tree, varied green bushes, a water fountain, lights, fake paneled window. Also, we want a small herb garden. There is a nice size deck that needs to be re-finished. We are open to see a multitude of designs that are possible in this space. It would be great to continue the Japanese theme into the front yard with a few elements.
Opportunities: ability to create a unique, creative landscape and herb garden design, cozy deck space, and installation
Challenges: want to do a lot with a small space and budget
Timeline for Completion: Around 2 months
Budget for Design Work: Flexible
Budget for Installation: $10,000

Project Name: Naturesque Backyard in Winterville | Winterville, GA
Contact: Lawrence Harris, 678-814-2230, lawrence.mt.harris@gmail.com
Project Description: We are hoping to create an oasis of a .75-acre backyard that is relaxing and walkable. There are many great potential plants: magnolia, daffodils, and beautiful trees. An incline to the house does collect water with rain, but it also creates an opportunity to design a pathway through the existing nature and plants in the yard. The yard is basically a blank slate. Would like to see a design that makes the yard a useable space (walkway, sitting area) without compromising the natural landscape.
Opportunities: large yard; blank slate; planting opportunities
Challenges: Yard has a lot of trees which homeowner likes, but would like them to be purposeful; weeds grow back quickly; lots of underbrush
Timeline for completion: Spring-Summer 2019
Budget for design work: $200
Budget for installation: Conservative

 

 
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