We are seeking an architect or landscape designer/architect to develop a new plan for an existing outdoor area. If your skill set only covers part of this work we would still be interested to hear from you. The current garden has a swimming pool that is not used much but provides an attractive vista to the back garden. We are seeking a plan that would provide:
• an alternative attractive vista and an interesting garden layout.
• A low maintenance and water efficient garden.
• The ability to shade and un-shade the area where the BBQ is stationed. We currently put shade cloth up in summer and remove it in winter to allow the winter sun into the house. We would prefer a system simpler to operate such as adjustable metal blades
Initially we are seeking some concept plans and ideas on how the outdoor living area and garden might be changed. This is highly creative work and we are therefore prepared to pay a higher rate than your normal rate for this initial phase. We envisage having 2 or 3 freelancers for this initial phase and selecting one to work with us to develop a detailed plan. We expect the initial phase might take approximately 8 hours but please outline what process you would undertake and how long you expect is required to develop a concept plan. Please let us know your contract rate for the concept plans and your contract rate for developing the detailed plan (in case we decide to go ahead with a new job of developing detailed plans)
Freelancers with demonstrated experience in this type of work will be highly considered. References and contact details from previous clients would be very useful. Some knowledge of Australian plants would be useful but is not essential as we could employ an Australian plants expert after the garden layout is established. We would expect the successful candidates to interview the two of us to get a better understanding of our wants A good level of English is essential. A detailed Sketchup model of the house and existing outdoor area will be provided -including geolocation to see shading throughout the year. It is not necessary for the freelancer to provide the plans in the Sketchup format but some knowledge of SketchUp is essential to take measurements from the existing backyard. Please let us know in what format you would provide the concept plans to us.
Please submit your interest in the position by Friday night the 20th June.