Los Angeles based Conscious Living Landscapes specializes in the design, installation, and project support of exceptional outdoor environments. Our elegant yet cost-conscious outdoor design is available with eco friendly, low water and sustainable landscape design options.
Our projects include decks and patios, spas and slopes, plantscapes and playscapes, water and fire features, garden structures and garden grading and terracing. The purpose for our work includes therapeutic healing and meditation gardens, to outdoor living and entertaining spaces. Owner Ketti Kupper, a former art professor and HGTV featured landscape designer, brings twenty plus years of professional experience, and a wealth of knowledge to each project. The team is comprised of architects, arborists, licensed contractors, permaculturalists, and related landscape and engineering specialists. Our design-build services are offered in conjunction with our affiliate contractors.
Ketti’s previous art and design clients include corporate giants such as American Express, Frito Lay, Avon Products, Mary Kaye Cosmetics and Texas Instruments. She can bring the same caliber of work she is respected for in this arena to your project. Ketti will be designing, or overseeing the design for your Los Angeles home landscape, HOA project, commercial, institutional or corporate environmental design. Green roofs and experiential gardens are particularly appropriate for resort, medical center and travel industry landscapes. Services include long distance design, planning and consulting.
Conscious Living Landscapes combines exceptional know-how with architectural innovation to produce eco friendly environments that are both functional and aesthetic. We analyze the specific needs of each client and the requirements of the site to develop unique designs and sustainable landscape solutions.
We start by learning about your needs and ‘Wish List’, or we will help you develop one and a hierarchy of priorities. We’ll discuss your favorite places, and consider a preliminary construction budget whether your priority is for an eco friendly garden or a comfortable space for groups to gather. With this information a design services proposal can be prepared.
An ‘existing conditions’ map of the space and a preliminary site assessment is necessary to begin our work. This may take place at the end of the initial consultation visit with a photo survey and some preliminary measurements. We may schedule a time for a more detailed site survey. The complexity of the project will define the extent of the information we may be gathering such as soil conditions, recording existing plants and hardscapes, spot elevations, utilities, architectural features, etc. This may be as simple as a few photos and a base map, or a more detailed topography survey may be required depending on the scope of the project. Once this information is complete, the design process will begin.
We will research relative to your design needs. Inspirational imagery will be gathered. Concepts will be developed and sketched. We’ll develop a plant relationship study and preliminary budget estimates. Next, we’ll present our concept package. Your feedback is important here before moving forward. The final concept will incorporate all your thoughts into the final design documents. Ball-Park Estimations with the help of our contractors is often an ongoing part of our design process as an aid to keeping the design intention in sync with client goals.
During the construction phase, design materials are sourced and specified based on current availability. We supply plants, stone, tile and masonry materials, lighting, landscape amenities, and design elements. Our construction team provides the labor and general building materials.
Once the landscape design is complete, construction bids will be obtained which will include all aspects of the construction project. Our installation team includes designers, fabricators and artists along with licensed contractors and skilled workers. Our contractors, Mr. Cohen (Lic. #920629), Mr. Contreras (Lic. #920836), and Mr. Rodriguez (Lic. #699761) have installed our designs for years.
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