Like all other steps and phases of the design process, the design program should not be considered final by either the designer or the clients. 2. A design program brings together the expressed needs and wishes of the clients with the conclusions of the site analysis. The Duncans realize that a master plan, when implemented, may cost more than they originally anticipated. Material: something that will complement the house materials. Existing tree
1. Paved access from driveway to east side door of garage
1. 2. Like the program guide for a theatrical play or a sporting event, the design program lists the “cast” of elements that will play a role in the design solution for a particular site and client. Material: same as for entry walk, but in a different pattern to help imply a special place. Size: unknown at this time. VIEW FROM SOUTHEAST


The following design program has been prepared for the Duncan residence. As the development of the design solution proceeds with more and more definitive thinking, original ideas and intents may change. It is presented as a sample program and is by no means the only way a design program can be written or organized. Screen air conditioner on north side of the house
1. Kent Landscape Designer Design Response Two
A. Visual screen of bad view to the north of site
1. The design program is a written list or outline of all the elements, spaces, and require­ments that should be incorporated into the design solution and is the final step in the research and preparation phase of the design process. Now the design program combines the findings from these ear­lier steps to establish an overall summary of the requirements for the design. F. Should be retained. Materials: undecided; could be plant materials, a structure, or a combina­tion of both. It also allows the designer to suggest to the clients that other el­ements or requirements could be incorporated into the design solution based on the findings of the site analysis. Size: large enough for two chairs and a small table. Storage for one cord of wood
1. Visual screen from neighbors on the west
1. 2. Size: minimum of 3 feet wide. Although it should be as complete as possible when it is prepared, it should not be thought of as absolute or be­yond the possibility of change. Size: 250—300 square feet; must accommodate 8—10 people for social gatherings and informal dining. 2. Finally, the design program can function as a communication tool between the designer and clients. It is easy to forget about all the requirements and details without a list to refresh the de­signer’s memory. B. There is nothing wrong with this. You should now know the following about the site analysis and preparation of the design program:
• Difference between site inventory and site analysis
• Sources of information about the site
• Information that should be gathered about the site regarding site location, topography, drainage, soil, vegetation, microclimate, house and other structures, utilities, views, senses, and existing site functions
• Graphic character and information shown on the site inventory
• Questions that can be asked to analyze the collected information about the site
• Graphic character and information shown on the site analysis
• Supplementary digital tools for preparing a site analysis
• Definition and purpose of a design program
• Information commonly included in a design program First, it provides the designer with a foundation of elements that need to be incorporated into the design solution. Warm and welcoming entry walk
1. J. 2. Materials: could be evergreen plant materials for year-round color or small fence structure. Size: minimum of 4-1/2 to 5 feet wide. The designer should periodically refer to the design program throughout the design process to make sure that all the elements of the program are being met. Budget
A number of crucial tasks must be accomplished before actual design work can take place on paper. H. Size: unknown at this time. 2. The infor­mation collected during the research and preparation phase of the design process provides a foundation for subsequent phases of design. Size: about 2—3 feet high. Play area for swing set and additional equipment
1. G. Materials: gravel or concrete. C. Material: probably plant materials, due to available space. This particular design program resulted from meeting and talking with the Duncan family and from the conclusions of the site analysis of the Duncan residence presented in the previous section of this chapter. In fact, it is quite healthy, because it is evidence that the designer and clients are open-minded about tailoring a design solution to the unique conditions of the situation; they are not forcing preconceived ideas onto a site.

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