Creating a Plan and a Vision

Let the Topiarius Design Studio be your guide as we embark on a journey to unlock the hidden potential of your outdoor space. Our team of passionate landscape design experts thrives on crafting captivating havens that inspire relaxation, connection, and a sense of wonder. With meticulous planning and a sprinkle of creativity, we’ll help you realize the full potential of your property, beyond your wildest dreams.

The Topiarius Design Studio caters to local as well as national clients, tailing designs to each environment by providing three distinct pathways.

Transform Your Outdoor Space into an Enchanting Oasis

Our team of landscape design experts has been crafting breathtaking outdoor havens for over two decades. We believe that meticulous planning is the key to unlocking the full potential of your property, transforming it into an oasis that will inspire and captivate you for years to come. We transform both residential and commercial outdoor spaces; creating something truly unique with each project.

Tailored to Your Unique Needs

We take the time to understand the unique characteristics of your site, from its topography and location to its climate and existing elements. This allows us to create a design that seamlessly integrates with its surroundings, enhancing the natural beauty of the area while also meeting your specific functional requirements.

Picture Yourself in Your Dream Landscape

Imagine hosting unforgettable gatherings on your rooftop, or basking in the tranquility of a private backyard surrounded by vibrant blooms. Our team of passionate designers will help you bring your vision to life, transforming your outdoor space into a place where you can relax, reconnect, and cherish every moment.

Beyond Aesthetics: Evoking Emotion

We don’t just create landscapes that look stunning; we strive to evoke a desired atmosphere and emotion, ensuring that your outdoor oasis reflects your personality and becomes a sanctuary where you truly connect with nature.

Our Process

After a complimentary initial meeting, engaging our design services begins with a design retainer that is based on the total scope of the project. Standard retainers include a plan view design, 3D rendering, consultation meeting, and a round of edits/redesign, second meeting, and an installation contract. Design timelines can range from one month to several.

Our 3 Design Pathways




Outdoor Area Size and Level of Complexity

Approx. 1,500 Plus Square Feet and/or High Complexity

Approx. 400 – 1500 Square Feet and/or Medium Complexity

Approx. 400 Square Feet or Less and/or Minimum Complexity

Design Investment

50 + Design Hours

20 – 50 Design Hours

10 – 20 Design Hours

Complimentary Consult




Site Analysis

Multiple Site Visits

A 2D Computer-generated Base Plan (black and white)

A Site Analysis Summary/Survey

A Site Visit

A 2D Computer-generated Base Plan (black and white)

A Site Visit

A 2D Computer-generated Base Plan (black and white)

Schematic Design

Initial Concepts

Multiple 2D Computer-generated Scaled Plan (color)

Multiple style studies and inspiration images.

Several Client Review Meetings with Sales & Design

An Initial Concept

A 2D Computer-generated Scaled Plan (color)

A Style Study and Inspiration Images

A Client Review Meeting with Sales & Design

An Initial Concept

A 2D Computer-generated Scaled Plan (color)

A Style Study and Inspiration Images

A Client Review Meeting with Sales

Design Development

A Revised Design and Computer-generated 3D Model with Multiple Revisions

Several Client Review Meetings with Sales and Design

A Revised Design and A Computer-generated 3D Model

A Set of Revisions

A Client Review Sales and Design

Revised 2D Design

A set of revisions

A Client Review with Sales



Client Meetings with Sales & Design


A Client Meeting with Sales


A Client Meeting if Applicable


We Will Work with Multiple Stakeholders (e.g. home owner, property management, multi-unit boards, house managers)

 We Will Work with 1-2 stakeholders (e.g. homeowner(s) and contractor)

We Will Work with 1-2 stakeholders

Production Documents

Construction Drawings for Installation

As needed


Site Visits During Construction with Design Team

Site Visits During Construction with Design Team and Operations Team

Operations Team Oversite

Operations Team Oversite

Our Service Areas

Chicago Neighborhoods

  • Gold Coast
  • Lakeview
  • Park West
  • Wrightwood Neighbors
  • Sheffield Neighbors
  • Ranch Triangle
  • Ravenswood
  • Old Irving Park
  • Uptown
  • Lincoln Square
  • Edgewater
  • Bucktown
  • Logan Square
  • Humboldt Park
  • Wicker Park
  • West Town
  • Old Town
  • Near North
  • River North
  • Loop
  • Steeterville
  • University Village
  • South Loop
  • Hyde Park
  • Kenwood

Neighboring Towns

  • Oak Park
  • River Forest
  • Burr Ridge
  • Hinsdale
  • Lincolnwood/Skokie
  • Evanston
  • Wilmette
  • Kenilworth
  • Winnetka
  • Glencoe
  • Highland Park

Indiana Shoreline

  • Long Beach
  • Michiana

Southwest Michigan

  • Grand Beach
  • New Buffalo
  • Three Oaks
  • Bridgman
  • Harbert
  • Sawyer
  • Stevensville
  • Union Pier

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