In addition to design, Erin Lau Design provides Project Management for the installation phase. A typical client will have completed a Full Design for their landscape, and then hire Erin Lau Design to manage the construction by a vetted contractor, or a contractor selected by the client.
Why Hire a Project Manager?
There are so many ways a design can be interpreted on paper, especially by a contractor and crew members who weren’t necessarily part of the design process. The Project Manager can serve as the bridge between the client and the contractor. While Design-Build companies can potentially function without a gap in communication between designer and builder, it has been Erin’s experience that even these types of companies benefit from a Project Manager who can step back and see the larger picture. You can save money, usually more than the amount equal to the cost of hiring a Project Manager, because you avoid costly mistakes that have to be re-done due to misinterpretation.
While the Landscape Plan should have as much information as possible, and strives to serve as a detailed road map, most often contractors do not actually study it, and quite often, it is not even present on the job site. The Project Manager is there at key stages during the construction to make sure there is no misinterpretation.
Erin Lau Design will offer Project Management as the next step of a Full Design, and can be available to work with plans from other designers if necessary.
Fee per hourly rate.