Scott has a wonderful approach to designing phenomenal landscapes! There is a reason why his projects look so great. He is easy to work with and acts as a consultant. His 30+ years of experience brings a wealth of knowledge on all landscaping and floral topics. He listens to your desires, likes, and dislikes as he works through his process in creating a design that you're going to love. He is also very upfront on design costs which are very reasonable. Once you have the design in hand he can stay involved in helping you find a good contractor, assessing with the contractors' bids are reasonable, locating the plants, checking the placement of the plants and their health before planting, irrigation installation, etc. You are free to use him as much or as little as you deem appropriate. His goal is that you're get the landscaping you've always dreamed of within the confines of your budget. He is busy so don't hesitate calling him to get in line so he can get your project done before planting season.
Scott listened to our needs and preferences and translated our vision into a workable plan. It has been fun to watch our garden mature and take on its own character as it interacts with its location on the water. We also appreciate that it allows for a flexible maintenance schedule, which makes it an enjoyable activity rather than a chore. The plants are drought and storm resistant, and mainly just require some weeding and pruning.
Scott Lankford and I have worked together for many wonderful clients over the past several years and we have a very similar approach when it comes to working with our clients. We are both very collaborative designers. We spend a lot of time from the beginning of the design process drawing with our clients, making sure they feel that they are part of the design process, and they really enjoy seeing our drawings evolve as we work with them as part of the design team. When I start a new project I will frequently start working with Scott early in the process so we can collaborate on the integration of the landscape with the architecture. One of our specialties is to design residences in salt water environments. As can be seen in the Coan Waterfront Residence and the Gleadle Waterfront Residence,Scott designs beautiful landscapes that thrive in these situations. I would highly recommend Scott, as an incredible landscape architect who takes the time to listen to his clients and works hard to design landscapes that fits their needs, lifestyle and the homes that they live in. Dan Nelson AIA
Scott Lankford came to our home and made a sketch to discuss general landscape layout based on our desires. He then provided a landscape plan that included all or our desires plus the much needed design expertise he offered. Scott came the day our plants were delivered to check the quality of the plants and to layout the location of the plants. Scott's eye to detail revised the placement of some plants from the design plan to better fit our existing conditions. We now have a landscape we are proud of that has year around color, odor and habitat friendliness. Plus our neighbors brag so much about our landscape that one had a photographer friend come to take pictures for a presentation she was making.
My wife and I hired Scott to provide a low maintenance landscape design for my childhood home. At the end of our first meeting, Scott gave us a sketch/preliminary layout of what we had talked about - plants, patios and fencing. A couple weeks later we had a plan with specific plants choices and hardscape colors to review with Scott. He walked us through the design showing pictures of all the plants that would be used. We asked Scott for some landscaper references since we didnt have one. The references were excellent. Scott stayed engaged with the project the whole time ensuring everything was done per plan. We have been exceedly happy to have hired Scott and recommend him to anyone who asks us for references.
We highly recommend Scott Lankford. Scott provided us a wonderful landscape design and expertly managed the project from beginning to end. We couldn't be happier with the result, which we never could have done on our own. We moved into a new house and decided we needed help on a landscape design. Scott came out and listened to our extensive list of wants and needs. Before he left, he had done a rough sketch of an amazing design for our yard. We were so excited with his ideas we hired him to do a detailed design. Scott was also invaluable in finding a landscape company that would implement his design. Over the next 3 months, Scott oversaw the project, working with the landscaper and addressing any concerns we had. When we contacted him about a rather large change/addition we wanted, he drew up the change and the landscaper had it by the next morning. We enjoyed working with Scott and benefitted from his vast knowledge. Because of his willingness to take input from us and his attention to detail, we now have a beautifully landscaped yard that we will enjoy for years to come.
Working with Scott translating our vision into reality on a blank landscape was a very good experience. Scott is well informed, prepared to anticipate our concerns, and provided various options for our consideration. Scott is receptive to and encourages thoughtful constructive feed back from us and then follows up as he says he will to ensure all things are as planned and on the planning documents. It was a pleasure working with Scott. I highly recommend him and his company.
We have had the privilege of working with Scott Lankford and Lankford Associates Landscape Architects for many years. We would highly recommend him to anyone in need of a conscientious, high quality landscape architect. Scott has the ability to take any space and beautify it with his vast knowledge of plants and understanding of the Northwest climate. Whether the project is large or small, Scott listens carefully to his clients and is respectful of their budget. We consider Lankford Associates Landscape Architects to be top in the field and we would never hesitate to recommend him to our clients!
My fiancé and I had the pleasure of working with Scott Lankford this summer as we started preliminary planning to landscape our Texas lakehouse. Due to the distance between our location and Scott’s offices, we chose to do an online consultation. We were absolutely blown away by what Scott was able to accomplish with a few (very!) rough sketches of our property and some photos. Scott walked us through the information he needed by providing a questionnaire that asked for priorities, wants, and problems we were trying to address. Scott’s questionnaire not only helped him to visualize what we needed, it also helped us to work out what we wanted most from our home’s surroundings. We have recently begun to put our landscaping plan into motion, and are now talking to contractors and nurseries in the area. Everyone that has seen Scott’s sketches has commented on how great they are...that they haven’t seen anything as thorough or meticulous in our area before. The costs for these sketches were extremely reasonable, and included not only a total, phased plan layout but also several additional q&a sessions to get the details perfect. I highly recommend Lankford Associates for anyone who is willing to tackle the work themselves but wants an architect’s eye for the layout and overall direction of the project. I would definitely use this firm again, and can’t imagine using anyone else after our experience.
Scott was easy to work with, listened to my ideas and needs, and created a beautiful landscape design for our home. I valued his professionalism and extensive knowledge. He was very helpful with the bid process as well as follow up on the installation. We are extremely pleased with our completed landscape design!
We have used Scott twice, both at our old house, and where we presently live. In both cases, the design work involved defining grades, hardscapes, drainage, and plantings for rural acreage. The quality of his work is excellent, which is why we have used him twice, and also why we recommended him to two friends who employed him for landscape plans for suburban residential landscapes. Scott is very easy to work with. He listens very carefully to what your goals are, and translates those into concepts you can review. He is careful to go over the types of plants you may prefer (by showing you pictures or images from the Internet). And, he has no problem with making adjustments once you fully understand the proposed plan. There is not even a hint of designer arrogance in his approach. In our cases, we had tricky drainage issues, which he completely solved. My builder was very impressed with his ability to discern very small variations in grade by eye, or with a hand-held optical level. He was able to gather all of the grade information he needed on our three acres in just a few hours. From my experience on two projects, spanning a couple of decades, I recommend Scott without reservation.
My wife and I worked with Scott Lankford to redesign our entire large waterfront Camano Island property. Scott was great to work with, and we had warned him from the beginning that since we were both designers ourselves we had definite opinions. Scott listened to our ideas and preferences and reviewed plant options with us. His expertise with salt-waterfront conditions was very important to us and the success of our project. The finished yard surpassed our expectations. There are a number of areas where we commented that we never would have considered those colors or plant combinations, but Scott knows what he is doing. He took the time to explain his choices and placement so we would understand his thought behind his design. He worked in conjunction with our Landscape Contractor Paul Beykovsky, the owner of Western Gardens throughout the project, and because we were somewhat hands on, Scott only consulted when necessary. They make a great team! We have already recommended Scott Lankford and will, for any landscape design project.
Scott is a great person to work with. He is organized and very thorough so that you know exactly what you are getting as well as the cost. He is an enthusiastic plant lover with wonderful desigh ideas. He has the ability to draw the design in perspective which really helps you to see what it will actually look like. He listens well and works hard to include the clients plant preferences. It was a pleasure to work with him. Richard and Pat Smith Mount Vernon, WA.
Scott is low-key, very easy to work with and always professional. He listened to our requests about our new yard, then incorporated everything we said. He continually checked up on the work being done, making sure they followed his plans. We're very pleased with the end result. Thank you Scott.
Scott was out go to guy for all things landscape in our new construction project. All was done to perfection from walk designs to the planting plan and plant selection. Highly reccommended!
I started working with Scott Lankford in August 2017 to design my outside front/back area of my summer home. I needed to find a way to reinforce the hillside that was being supported by junipers and now was no longer holding the bank. Scott designed a spectacular multi-level rock terrace which permanently solved my problem. Scott then worked on designing the back side giving it a new and updated look which included new fencing, new entertainment area and flower beds. When I started this project I wanted to have a design that was little or no maintenance for me, and Scott has accomplished that. Scott always kept me informed of the progress of the project by sending pictures and emails. He was on site all the way through the project making sure the design was being completed. I would highly recommend Scott Lankford as an landscape architect.