The landscape architects at Klepper, Hahn & Hyatt each bring a diverse range of skills and interests to focus on client projects. We provide solutions for all aspects of site development, from determining project feasibility, to design, and through construction administration. KHH landscape architects have achieved a reputation for specialty detailing of site features. We are experienced in the restoration of concrete and masonry building elements. We know how to implement current storm water management practices, including green infrastructure techniques. From park planning to parking lots, and from running tracks to rain gardens, we design a spectrum of projects which help to harmonize the built and natural environment.
Scope of Services
Our site design experience includes all aspects of planning and implementation for residential, commercial, institutional, and educational clients; sports facilities; recreational facilities; subdivisions; campus planning; and landscape design.
Property Analysis for Site Selection
Every site is different, even two sites which are adjacent to one another. A thorough analysis must be done to determine not just what is seen, but that which is unseen, such as bedrock elevation or underground utilities.
Site Plan Reviews with Municipal Planning Boards and Other Governing Agencies
Many projects have design features which require approval from local planning agencies. We have considerable experience with planning board review, which facilitates the approval process for our clients.
An important aspect of site design is analyzing hydrology. When construction adds impervious materials to a drainage area, it changes the intensity of storm flows. This increase in storm water velocity during even an average rainfall can cause flooding, stream scouring, erosion problems, and soil loss. Hydrology studies are done for large-scale sites, such as campuses, as well as one-acre home sites. The intent is to design elements for the proposed construction that reduce the peak flows to what they were prior to construction. Some studies are done to evaluate existing sites that have drainage problems and design ways to control the storm runoff and provide good water quality.
Additional services include:
- Planting Design
- Retaining Wall Design
- Loading Dock Repairs and Modifications
- Erosion and Sediment Control Plans and Specifications
- Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPP) and Inspections
- Surface Parking Lot Repairs and Improvements
- Construction Sequencing Plans
- Exterior Building Stair/Entry Restoration
- Accessible Building Entrance Design