has worked as a Landscape Architect since 1982. His work on
three continents over this period has given him the opportunity
to develop skills in many different categories of landscape
architectural design and environmental planning. This all
round experience gives him a broader perspective of the natural
and built environment that he successfully applies to his
more detail based projects.
a complete range of Landscape Architectural services but specializes
in the detail design and planning of private gardens and estates
as well as public open spaces.
Through a cooperative
design process with other independant Architects, Planners
and other Specialists and Consultants, PNLAdesign also acts
as lead Designer or Project Manager and liaison on many urban,
commercial or institutional design projects.
The company works
from an office on the stunningly beautiful St. Margarets Bay
on the mostly un-spoilt south shore of Nova Scotia, Canada.
This location is very much in harmony with the long term philosophy
of Philip Nortjé of making the existing natural environment
an integral part of the design process.
All projects undergo
an initial land use feasibility assessment or site analysis.
A detail inventory of natural and built features is prepared
prior to establishing a final work program. All client requirements
are documented through initial meetings. The company then
proceeds and produces all required documentation and project
management services: initial concepts (alternative concepts
and final concepts), preliminary and final cost estimates,
site plans, layout, grading and planting plans, contract documents
(working drawings and specifications) as well as construction
supervision. The company also strongly believes in follow-up
and therefore recommends and prepares long -term maintenance
programs if needed.
great importance to a client's budget. Philip Nortjé
believes in respecting a project budget and that through creative
design and experience no budget should be compromised from
the design and planning perspective.
The company places
great emphasis on dedicated attention to the client. To ensure
this commitment, it is guaranteed that the client, contractor,
etc. will always be able to get in touch directly and immediately
with of the "person in charge" be it through E-mail,
regular telephone, cellular telephone or fax.