his team of talented professionals is excited to take on even the most demanding of pool projects.
Its energetic studio in Austin, Texas, is home to a creative professional group with a passion for design. Specializing in estate master planning, custom swimming pools, and unique watershapes, Design Ecology / Design Aquatics offers a full range of residential and commercial landscape architectural services. They tailor each project to exceed client goals with a unique, environmentally responsible
Their creative process begins with design. As partner and principal landscape architect for Design Ecology / Design Aquatics, Scott Cummings takes responsibility for every design produced. He works closely with associate designers and clients to ensure that all plans fully address the unique challenges of each individual project.
Scott takes the time to become familiar with each client in order to develop a design program—a tailored wish list of the elements to include in the project. Once he has had the opportunity to understand a client and project in greater detail, the team can dive right into conceptual planning. The resulting drawings are great to communicate design intent and they allow for the preparation of preliminary construction budgeting.
Design development and modeling are the part of the process where client’s feedback is incorporated into the plans, ensuring that the design addresses each of their goals for the space. During design development, alternative design solutions are explored, 3-D models are prepared, and discussions on finish materials are begun. Once the details have been settled to a client’s satisfaction, they can move onto construction documents and/or construction of the project.
As partner and director of construction, Benjamin Lasseter is responsible for bringing Design Ecology / Design Aquatics designs to life. He oversees all construction projects from planning to completion while managing a skilled team of craftsmen to provide unparalleled attention to detail. Ben loves a challenge and he excels when tasked with the most technically demanding projects in the most difficult locations. Unique and challenging projects are the most rewarding, and the most fun to be a part of.
Regardless of the phase of the project, either design or construction, it is the attention to detail that sets Design Ecology apart.
Photographs by Jimi Smith
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A MEMBER OF AIA, ASLA, PHTA, PLA, AND TRIBUTARY REVELATION
3714 Manchaca Road
Austin, TX 78704
In Business Since 2011
Designs 20 Pools per Year
SERVICE AREA: Texas
DESIGN SERVICE AREA: International