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Before beginning any design we apply a process of thorough site analysis. It’s a tool that we have developed and refined through more than 15 years of experience and we know it makes a differenc. 

After meeting with you the client to discuss your objectives, our first step is to take an inventory of the natural elements of the site – it’s history, orientation to sunlight and views, natural drainage, traffic patterns, and plant materials. This allows us to identify complements and potential conflicts in regards to defined goals. From this initial process of evaluation we are able to make conclusions based on our analysis. Then we design, with the end result being an environment that is complimentary and that avoids conflict with both the setting and your individual goals. Contact us today to see what we can do for you.


We engaged Iris Design and Josh Schaaf through professional recommendations within the industry. We could not be happier with the product received! Josh met with him us for an initial scoping of our patio / hardscape concept, communicated with u through his design process, and provided a 1-1 review of the final product. Josh produced a detailed plan for the exterior layout of our new home that we look forward to implementing. Quality design at a fair price. AAA+++ recommendation for Josh and Iris Design!Read More

Really enjoyed working with Josh at Iris Designs. He was prompt in replying to inquiries and accurately predicted his timelines (site survey, follow up questions, plan delivery etc). He has a solid gift for explaining the plans, anticipating questions and patiently walking through his decision making process for plant selection and layout. Really appreciate that he not only presented us a practical hardscape, but the landscape plan will also provide all the things we were seeking and many of the things we didn’t even think about (neighbor sight line buffers, depth of landscape heights and alternating development/duration of color throughout the year). After our initial plan was presented, we had some tweaks which he turned in minimal time! And he’s still following through with thoughts and answers as we continue executing his beautiful plan!Read More

We had Josh @ Iris Design Assoc. design our backyard pool project. He was such a pleasure to work with, and we could not be happier with how it turned out. We had a deadline to get changes our HOA requested, and Josh went above and beyond to work with us to get that done. From the beginning, when we had no idea where to begin or what we really wanted, he was able to come up with a beautiful design that we just loved. We definitely recommend him to everyone looking to enhance their living space or begin a project. He was professional, affordable, and made sure we had everything we needed on time.Read More

After meeting with several companies we selected IDA because of Josh. In addition to listening to our desires for our backyard and patio he asked questions and offered options that we had not considered. We loved the design he developed for our project. He was very professional and approachable. His experience and knowledge is invaluable.Read More

Josh created an incredible design for our pool and relandscaping of our entire house. His design perfectly reflected our ideas and his technical drawing was much more than we expected. He was prompt with our meetings and gave us as much time as we needed. They came out and measured and plotted locations and elevations. He then created the most professional drawing I have seen that incorporated all our desires and all the measurements needed to get the pool and landscaping companies started. Great service and product!Read More


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