BASED IN WESTCHESTER County, New York, Renée Byers, Landscape Architect, P.C., provides landscape architectural design services for residential and estate commissions throughout the northeast. Responding to the client's program and vision, the technical and aesthetic challenges presented by the natural environment, and the spatial interrelationships between buildings and site, our firm creates cohesive and artful landscape compositions with keen attention to detail. We are committed to an exceptionally high level of personal service to every client, from project inception to the maintenance phases of mature landscapes.
Commissions are frequently designed in collaboration with architects to ensure that building construction and alterations are integrated with the site design. Our work balances the inherent natural characteristics of the site with the architectural context of its buildings. Built forms, including site structures, pools, walls, terraces and drives, are integrated with land and planted forms to create carefully proportioned design solutions that possess an ageless, understated elegance.
PROFESSIONAL SERVICES generally include the preparation of a Master Site Plan defining the organization of primary site components such as driveways, courtyards, terraces, pergolas, swimming pools, ponds and water features, tennis courts, walkways, gardens, children’s play areas, fencing, retaining walls, landscape grading, and planting concepts. Once portions of the Master Plan are selected for implementation, services include the preparation of design development drawings, working drawings and specifications for construction, as well as detailed planting and exterior lighting plans. Review of the site work during the construction phase is conducted intensively to ensure follow through with the design intent.
Given the synergy that results when architects, interior designers and landscape architects integrate their design efforts, we sometimes assist in the selection of these and other professional consultants and contractors to form effective teams to best achieve the client's objectives. Our client relationships typically extend well past initial construction phases so that as the landscape matures and the client's needs evolve, maintenance programs and desired changes to the grounds can be successfully implemented.
RENÉE BYERS founded her firm in 1998 to concentrate entirely on residential projects and has designed countless landscapes of distinction from small courtyard gardens to hundred acre properties. A practicing landscape architect since 1982, her work as project designer for nationally recognized architecture and landscape architecture firms, including HLW International, involved the site design for diverse projects of large scope and complexity. These have included corporate headquarters, movie studios, multi-family residential communities, public parks, gardens and public spaces across the country and in the Mideast. For her current residential clients, Renée combines expertise culled from large-project management with her design capabilities to transform challenging sites and programs into artistic landscape compositions at any scale.
Renée is a Registered Landscape Architect in New York and Connecticut and is a Member of the American Society of Landscape Architects. Her work is featured in Private Paradise: Contemporary American Gardens, by Charlotte M. Frieze, The Monacelli Press, 2011.