Design Elements

The Kauai Lagoons

The Kauai Lagoons

Landscape Master Plans
The preparation of the landscape master plan by TC&M is a key part of the planning process. It describes the landscape design of the entire development; identifies the various design precincts; and proposes themes and design guidelines for the project in each area.

                                                         Swimming Pools
With designs ranging from simple and elegant pools to multi-level fantasy attractions, TC&M incorporates state-of-the-art concepts with unique solutions for each project. Amenities such as spas, water slides, river rides and other features are carefully incorporated into the overall design.
                                                         Water Features
TC&M’s water feature designs consider the aesthetic importance and photographic opportunities together with the cost of operation and ease of maintenance.
                                                         Recreation Facilities
TC&M’s careful attention to all details and operational requirements insures that large tennis court complexes or small game facilities fit into the overall design.
                                                         Grading and Drainage
On all projects, TC&M shapes the land to integrate the buildings and facilities with careful planning and sensitivity.
                                                         Access and Circulation
The movement of people (in car or on foot) is carefully planned with the architecture and interiors programs to create a seamless transition between the outdoor and indoor spaces. Paving materials and hardscape finishes are selected for design quality, cost of installation and ease of maintenance.
                                                         Planting and Irrigation
The plant material design compliments the hardscape elements to create an integrated landscape architectural program. TC&M combines an extensive knowledge of plant materials with local resources to select available and economical plant materials.
                                                         Landscape Lighting
TC&M carefully designs the landscape lighting concepts. Using efficient, economical and easy to maintain fixtures with a small variety of lamps, TC&M creates unique and exciting environments.
                                                         Creative Direction
TC&M added creative direction to its services several decades ago. During installation, TC&M’s on-site services are important since landscape materials come in a variety of often unpredictable shapes.
                                                         Project Coordination
Many landscape design elements involve the services and assistance of other consultants on the project team. TC&M has developed simple and efficient methods for communicating the requirements of the landscape program. TC&M’s design coordination services continue throughout the project and are frequently acknowledged by clients and colleagues as invaluable to the successful completion of the landscape architectural design.