Dean E. Hawkins landscape architecture specialist



Dean E. Hawkins, asla Services

To accomplish site development planning in today's current environment requires a wide range of skills and efforts depending upon the scope of work needed or requested. Our landscape architecture and land development planning services are comprised of an expansive menu of duties to accomplish the goal you establish. These efforts begin with an understanding of your needs and then we determine how we need to react, with your continued input, to create a design to make your wishes a reality. The final product is always in your best possible interest with respect to conditions inherent to your site's physical environment, and to all applicable regulations and codes promulgated and enforced by local, state and federal reviewing agencies.

Project Classifications in Richmond and Chester

Our projects cover a wide array of types and scales and include:

  • Agricultural Uses and Material Extraction Quarries
  • Business and Medical Offices
  • Cemeteries and Mausolea
  • Civic and Cultural Institutions
  • Commercial Businesses
  • Educational Facilities
  • Hotels and Restaurants
  • Industrial Operations
  • Places of Worship
  • Residential and Multi-Family Developments
  • Warehouse and Storage Facilities

Land Planning in Richmond and Chester

  • Property Rezoning
  • Conditional Use Permits
  • Special Use Exceptions
  • Variances and Waivers
  • Public Presentations to Community Groups
  • Representation before Commissions and Boards

Site Planning in Richmond and Chester

  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Accessibility Design
  • Building Layout
  • Erosion and Sediment Control
  • Topography Grading
  • Parking Areas and Driveways
  • Roads
  • Schematic Site and Architectural Plans
  • Septic Soil Drainfield Studies and Approvals
  • Storm Water Drainage
  • Utilities
  • Wetland Delineations

Landscape Architecture in Richmond and Chester

  • Decks and Paving
  • Furniture and Fixtures
  • Irrigation
  • Lighting Design
  • Planting Plans
  • Sculpture
  • Signage
  • Walls and Fences
  • Water Features

Review and Permitting in Richmond and Chester

  • Best Management Practices Facilities Design and Inspection
  • Chesapeake Bay Preservation Act Analysis and Design
  • Construction Cost Estimates and Project Feasibility Analyses
  • Contractor Bid Proposal Analysis
  • Deed and Easement Preparation
  • FEMA Floodplain Analysis
  • Land Disturbance Permits
  • Sound Impact Studies
  • Storm Water Management
  • Surety and Performance Bond Analysis and Preparation
  • Transportation and Vehicular Access Studies
  • United States Army Corps of Engineers Permits
  • Virginia Department of Transportation Permits
  • Virginia Storm Water Management Program Compliance

Phone (804) 748-6519 or email

We also provide land development planning services to Chesterfield County, Henrico County and the Tri-Cities