We can choose a path that leads towards health and wellbeing. Environmental design should realize the needs of society without compromising the diversity and stability of nature.
McLane & Associates seeks to design visionary and imaginative landscapes, that improve community services, while minimizing the impacts of development and enhancing the balance of natural processes.
Landscape design unites the art of man with the beauty of nature. Through composition, detail and spacial design, we attempt to reveal the unique character of each space, and to encourage exploration, reflection, discovery and contemplation.
A careful and efficient approach to site design can help minimize the development footprint. We promote native, non-invasive and drought tolerant plants, and encourage the use of local and sustainably produced materials. Plants may be selected for food production, microclimate improvement, or wildlife benefits. We support water conservation with efficient irrigation design, and the specification of permeable surfaces and stormwater management features. We specify natural soil amendments to build healthy soils and avoid harmful fertilizers and pesticides.
The way in which we interact with the natural world today will affect the quality of life for ourselves and future generations. Our designs should be an expression of our aspiration for a beautiful future.
Those things that have the greatest value to us are often the most difficult to put a price on. What price can we put on clean air, clean water, good health or the smile of a child? Will the world we leave to our children be as beautiful and provide the same essential services as the world that we inherited?
McLane & Associates focuses on generating creative designs with state of the art graphics, while addressing our clients’ concerns in a timely manner. We maintain a competitive fee structure and we are careful to manage project costs within budget guidelines. We will custom tailor design services to fit your specific needs, whether that be cost control, rapid turn-around or detailed composition and presentation graphics.
Through the application of sustainable development principles, we are able to reduce maintenance expense and improve property values. There is a reverse correlation between maintenance and sustainability. Natural landscapes maintain themselves. An ecologically designed landscape will mimic natural processes and thus have much lower maintenance requirements.
Landscape design is an investment that can more than pay for itself over time. We will maximize the value of your real estate assets through creative design and material selection. Studies have shown that a well designed landscape can improve property values from 10 to 20%. We will work within your budget to insure that you get the greatest possible return on your investment