Thursday, June 5, 2008

The unsung heroes

The unsung heroes.

Recently I have commented that the best laid landscape designs and installation projects have been in collaboration with amazing property owners who have had open minds.

An amazing property owner or client is one that shares your enthusiasm for quality craftsmanship, originality of design, and respect for the land.

Those are just a few of the admirable qualities that landscape designers appreciate and treasure when collaborating with their employers.

As I look back upon our most rewarding projects, it always come down to the people that we worked with.

I / we have been extremely fortunate to have met some of the nicest people on this earth to work with.

I thank them very much for their trust, their open mindedness and their contribution to making this earth a nicer place to be.


The couple who we collaborated with on this project opened their home to us during their installation.


Another couple who opened up their home to us while we were building their landscape.




Talk about graciousness. Bottled chilled water, continuous props, total understanding when sub-contracting schedules got crazy.
The ultimate class act.


Again, another wonderful ongoing working relationship.
These owners know what it is like to work with those who care about their craftsmanship, having worked with Thomas Church and Bob Royston on some of their past properties.


These are just a few out of many people who I have had the shear pleasure and opportunity to collaborate with.

Thanks for ‘your’ inspiration.
Michelle

3 comments:

Jim/ArtofGardening said...

I'm a graphic designer and I agree. I do some of my best work for those that are appreciative and kind. I WANT to do good work for them!

thistleandthorn said...

This just proves rich people can be nice, too.

Deviant Deziner said...

Jim,
I think that you expressed it well when you said that you want to do good work for those who are appreciative and kind.

Makes all the difference in the world !