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Seeking landscape design clients

March 15, 2011

Landscape Design and Contracting program

The nationally recognized Landscape Design and Contracting program once again is seeking individuals to partner with senior design students. During the spring semester, the capstone class, Intensive Senior Design, pairs students with clients from around the region who are seeking landscape designs for their residences.

Two opportunities are available depending on the size and difficulty of your project:

  • During the first half of the semester, students will concentrate on smaller projects. These are typically projects located on lots that are 10,000 square feet or smaller. Clients can expect plans which include location of plant material, patios, turf areas, etc. Detailed construction plans will not be part of these projects.
  • During the second half of the semester, students will concentrate on larger and more complex projects, typically larger than 10,000 square feet and up to multiple acreage properties. Extremely challenging smaller projects may also be included in this category. These projects will require design challenges which may include slope/drainage issues, irrigation, water features, etc. Each set of plans will be created specifically for the client’s needs and requirements. Additionally, detailed construction plans will be created.

Both opportunities require multiple meetings between the client and the student to ensure a desired outcome. These plans can be used for clients to install their own landscapes or can be submitted to professional landscape contractors for installation. All projects are professor reviewed and critiqued in class.

Expected donations:

  • Small projects - $350
  • Larger projects - $600

Students may seek travel reimbursement for projects beyond the Fort Collins area. Additionally, students will seek reimbursement for prints, etc.

All donations are used for program development, including sending Landscape Design and Contracting students to a national career fair and competition.

If you are interested, contact Zach Johnson via e-mail at Please indicate which category your project falls into as well as a detailed description of your project including size, new construction or renovation, desired elements, address, contact information, photographs, etc. Students will contact you directly as part of the course requirements.

Contact: Zach Johnson
Phone: (970) 491-7019