Landscape Architecture Services
As landscape architects, we provide a complete interactive approach to assure not only that our client’s goals are met, but that all functional and aesthetic concerns regarding the project also reinforce these goals. Landscape architectural services include planning, design, land development, and environmental concerns for any variety of public, private, and non-profit clientele.
CBPA Site Design
The development practices occurring within the Chesapeake Bay Preservation Area (CBPA) watershed are critical to the Bay’s existence and in turn, your health, safety, and welfare. WPL has an extremely successful record submitting detailed survey and design projects to the local CBPA Review Boards.
WPL had led the industry in construction administration for over 30 years. Our team of highly skilled professionals executes efficiently through experience and dedication to their clients.
Able to mold to whatever the project needs are, WPL can enhance project success by offering the following services:
- Attending pre-construction meetings
- Processing and reviewing shop drawings
- Conducting periodic site inspection and issuing corresponding inspection report after each visit.
- Attending mid-month site meetings
- Attending end of month site progress and payment meetings
- Processing and approving contractor’s payment requests
- Responding to contractor RFIs in a timely manner
- Issuing notices of corrective actions required to the contractor concerning faulty or unacceptable work, if necessary.
- Reviewing and approving related closeout documentation provided by the contractor.
- Performing inspection of the completed work after substantial completion, and issuing a punch list.
- Performing a final compliance inspection of previously issued punch list items
Stormwater management is an item that is required on virtually any site design. In most cases, new or redeveloped sites create an increase in hardscaped areas. These hardscaped areas create stormwater runoff and pollutants which eventually reach our waterways. To help protect our waterways, each site employs a technique to reduce runoff quantity and pollutants. Some of these techniques may involve stormwater infiltration, bioretention beds, stormwater ponds, or even third-party constructed filtering systems. Depending on the project, the final design could use one or a combination of these items and is integrated into the final site design.
Urban Design is an interdisciplinary subject, involving our Urban Planning, Landscape Architecture, and Engineering departments. The primary focus of Urban Design is to design large scale areas. Witchduck Road, Plum Point Park, and the Virginia Living Museum are examples of WPL projects which involve Urban Design. Due to the quality of their work, in 2005 WPL received an award for ecological excellence from the Virginia Soil & Water Conservation Society for Plum Point Park. WPL works to design and shape communities in order to maximize the functionality, attractiveness, and resiliency. Our work capitalizes on the potential of land, creating an impressive product.