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DCA Landscape Architects, Inc.,
Georgetown, Washington, D.C.

Established in 1982, DCA Landscape Architects, Inc. is an award-winning, five-person design firm providing a full range of landscape architectural services. Projects range from small-scale urban gardens to large-scale master planning and estate design. Four members of the firm hold accredited degrees in landscape architecture and each offers extensive experience in design and project management.

DCA’s gardens are noted for strength and clarity of design, combining walls, terraces and pergolas with plantings in innovative ways to create gardens rich in detail and classical elements. Many of DCA’s projects are successful collaborative efforts with architects, engineers, interior designers, artists and craftsmen.

Principals: Guy Williams, President & Amy Mills
Software: Vectorworks 2008 and Photoshop CS2


A Country Estate, New Jersey

In the creation of the gardens for this 97-acre property, context and sense of place were paramount. DCA designed the new entry drive and approach to this early 20th century country estate, taking advantage of the rolling landscape and the beautiful pastoral views. The final approach is a Linden lined drive paved with granite cobblestone and pea gravel, arriving at a circular entry court walk with a sculptural granite sphere at its center. A series of walled garden rooms around were designed in the same stone and masonry style as the house. The relationship and functions of each garden space bring a strong interior/exterior connection. Sculptures by the artist/owner of the estate were incorporated in the design of the garden.


A Virginia Estate

This five-acre property, once a part of a larger 19th century estate, was partially reassembled during this project. A new drive connects the reassembled pieces of property and provides access between the buildings. An entry garden and series of garden rooms include a hidden, sunken vegetable garden, a koi pond and a sunken-walled tennis court garden with a viewing area. Beautiful stonework elements, ironwork, a semi-circular post-and-beam construction pergola, and a tree house are among the many garden details. The spaces and plantings range from formal to informal.

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