“ What is the name of the project and when was it completed? ”
Project Name: Decker Residence
Project Year: Completed Fall 2022
“ What were the challenges you faced in this project? ”
I had to figure out how I will introduce elements of design, creating cohesion, combining scenes yet maintaining a naturalistic appearance. My personal challenge for all of my projects is to create an emotional response from all viewing areas for my clients.
Other challenges for my projects are:
- Sharing my vision to the customer
- Making sure the visual distances are balanced with regards to the overall size of the property
- Creating unity and balance between the different lighting scenes with the surrounding landscape as well as taking into account the architecture of their home.
- Informing the client that any fixture elimination on their end would sacrifice my overall design. I would explain to them that my fixture count for each lighting scene is what is needed to enhance the overall beauty.
- Living in the northeast means my design thought process needs the appropriate lighting techniques to highlight the branch structures for deciduous trees / plants during the winter months. This also allows me to balance deciduous trees and evergreens for the winter months as well.
“ What are some of the solutions you implemented? ”
The client believed in me and trusted my design to meet their expectations. Once I had a clear idea of what my clients expected regarding the overall atmosphere, I was then able to create cohesion from one element to another with the understanding of leaf density, light distribution, maturity and height of each specimen tree and shrub.
“ What is the best feature of the finished project? ”
This is a combination of highlighting the stone wall, grasses and deciduous plants while introducing some moonlighting as well.
My overall focus on this lighting scene was to make a new statement when these plants were highlighted in the evening. I wanted to create an emotional response when viewing from the pool patio.