What’s New

2018 Virtual Reality in Landscape Design

Our design firm continues to be a leader in the use of digital tools and [...]

Moffly Media A-List Design Awards Finalist

Moffly Media and the At Home Magazine have selected Sean Jancski Landscape Architects as a [...]

Amazing Outdoor Spaces – 2017

Westchester Home Magazine has featured one of our completed projects in their Summer 2017 Issue. [...]

Westchester Home Design Awards Finalist

We’re a 2017 Westchester Home Design Awards finalist! Winners will be announced on April 12th [...]

Ocean Home Magazine – Top Landscape Architect

For another year, Sean Jancski Landscape Architects has been named a Top Coastal Landscape Architect [...]

2017 Wolfs Lane Park Design

Sean Jancski Landscape Architects has designed a complete renovation of the Wolfs Lane Park in [...]

2016 NYC&G Design Award Finalist

Congratulations to the 2016 NYC&G Innovation in Design Awards Winners and Finalists. Sean Jancski Landscape [...]

Landscape and Pool Design for Historic Home

Sean Jancski Landscape Architects completed a total transformation of the outdoor spaces for this 1884 [...]

Shopping Center Landscape Renovation

For this lifestyle center/shopping center, we have designed custom steel planters, contemporary site amenities, benches, [...]

2016 Doha Westin Hotel Pool and Landscape

We designed the outdoor spaces and pool environments for the new Westin Hotel located in [...]

2016 Westchester Magazine Best of Design

Westchester Magazine has selected a completed project of ours and it is being featured in [...]

2016 Ocean Home Magazine Top Landscape Architect

Ocean Home Magazine, the beautiful publication that showcases coastal and waterfront living throughout [...]

Load More Posts

Recent Projects We’ve Completed For Our Clients

A Brief Summary of a Typical Landscape Design Project

Client Meeting

We meet with the property owner/client at the project site and discuss goals for the projects. Then a proposal agreement for our services is sent for review and approval of the client. This agreement spells out the fees and a description of the work to be completed

Design Phase

Based on discussions with the client and a site analysis for note taking, we develop a 2D schematic design plan or the landscape. This concept rendering is an illustration that shows how the property or landscape can look with the new design.

Sometimes we prepare more than one design schematic plan. And, during this design phase we may also prepare 3d design renderings to better depict proposed designs.  During

Working Drawings

This is the part of the project where we really figure out how the project will be built. We work with clients to select materials, finishes, plants and more. We take the Phase 1 design sketch plan and turn it into working construction documents, which are comprehensive drawings, detailing the intent of how the project will be installed. Contractors will use these drawings to submit competitive bid proposals for the work. Drawings typically include Layout/Dimensions Plans, Planting Plan and Plant List, Working Construction Detailing, Specifications and more.


Using the intent of the schematic design plan (and 3D visualization), and the Phase 2 working drawings and details, we seek necessary approvals and permits. For example, Planning and Zoning Approvals, Wetlands and Conservation Permits, etc. Some projects may require that permits be applied for early-on in the process to be more confident that the project can indeed happen. For straight-forward projects there may be few or no formal permits required or only simpler approvals necessary.


At this point, SJLA conducts construction observation and clarifies design intent and assists in facilitating changes, correction and additions to the project. We also assist in the coordination between some trades that are working on the project. For example, we facilitate communication and coordination between landscapers, masons, fence contractors, carpenters, house builders, etc.