Seth Berkowitz landscape architecture specializes in both the design and construction of small to medium scale landscape architecture projects. The projects are functional works of art, blending artistry, tectonics, and nature. Seth possess a unique combination of design talent and construction knowledge that allows him to produce creative projects, executed with a high level of craftsmanship and skill. In addition to placing a high value on design thought and execution Seth places equal emphasis on defining sustainable spaces that work harmoniously with the site.
Seth has a unique blend of experience in the fields of architecture, landscape architecture, building construction, and the fine arts. He is a licensed Architect, Landscape Architect and LEED accredited professional. Seth has worked at numerous nationally renowned architecture and landscape architecture firms in the Boston area including Carol R Johnson Associates and Goody Clancy & Associates. Seth holds degrees in architecture from Carnegie-Mellon University and in landscape architecture from the Harvard Graduate School of Design. He is also a signature member of the New England Watercolor Society and teaches a range of studio design, drawing, and painting classes as well as site planning and landscape classes at both Wentworth Institute of Technology and the Boston Architecture College.
The scope of services provided to a client are typically divided into two components, design and construction. The design component for each project begins with an analysis of the project site. This analysis includes documenting the existing physical and ecological characteristics of the site. The documentation from this analysis serves as a base of knowledge in which design options can be developed and explored. With input from the client regarding issues of program, circulation, materials, privacy, and maintenance, multiple options are presented and further refined until a single design vision is achieved. At this point the construction component of the project can begin. Based off the final, agreed upon design, a project budget and schedule are developed. Upon agreement of the schedule and budget the project commences construction and continues through completion. Throughout the process there is a strong emphasis on providing open lines of communication with the client in order to minimize and avoid any potential disturbances or inconveniences that could arise.