Owner and founder of Buchanan Fieldworks, Paul Buchanan brings over twenty-five years of experience in landscape architecture and landscape construction, with significant experience in construction observation, detailing, and construction administration. During his 13 years with Peter Walker and Partners (PWP), Paul managed field operations for some of PWP's highest caliber projects, Prior to PWP, Paul worked for landscape contractors for 7 years. His breadth of experience exceeds $300 million in landscape construction budgets.
We are your eyes and ears during the construction process. Best results are achieved via daily site visits, in close coordination with the contractors and owner, reviewing the progress of work. We track the construction progress with our detailed field report which includes photos, records of conversations, suggestions and agreements, completed and incomplete work, which becomes a running punch list of work that remains outstanding. Typically the Buchanan Fieldworks field report becomes the official record of landscape construction for the owner, landscape architect, and contractors. A sample report is available upon request.
Paul has lifetime membership in landscape architecture's Sigma Lambda Alpha Honors Society and is certified by the Construction Specifications Institute as a Construction Document Technologist. With Mesa Design Group he was part of the finalist team for the Oklahoma City Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building Memorial. From the American Society of Landscape Architects he received an Honor Award in academics and Design Awards (with PWP). He previously served as Chair of the Landscape Architecture Department Advisory Council with his alma mater. Paul graduated California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo with a Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture.