Seating in a Setting

RDH Landscape

Landscape seating can take on many different forms. To achieve success in designing and implementing seating areas within a landscape, the landscape architect/landscape designer must consider many factors. These considerations should include the end-users mobility, the user’s desires (contemplative vs. public), access, views, surfacing (steel/wood/stone/composite), budget, and maintenance requirements. The best way to determine the proper location of seating areas within the landscape is to complete a thorough landscape site analysis. This will be invaluable in determining traffic patterns and volumes, micro-climate, sun-shade impacts, and end-user habits. Without question, a successful landscape seating arrangement can add great value to any landscape and allow the user to more thoroughly enjoy the site.

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