DELA is a Landscape Architecture firm that has established a reputation for conceiving and planning thoughtful, timeless landscapes. The firm is dedicated to drought tolerant, low-maintenance, environmentally friendly garden and landscape designs for their clients. Dan Eginton, our owner, is a strong believer of working closely with the homeowner to create a garden that is appropriate for their wants and lifestyle. No matter the size of the project, the process is always the same on attention to detail. Daniel and his team encourage their clients to increase the value and beauty of their homes and property without breaking the bank to do so. While creating elegant, timeless gardens, DELA does so with the protection of the environment and its habitats at the forefront of their thinking. DELA's creative spirit and technical expertise is expressed through our unique and comprehensive solutions to complex site challenges. The combination of our clients' goals and aspirations with our years of knowledge of plants, ecology, design and functionality allows the true success of each project to come to fruition. Our style is based on a focused simplicity that allows for easy interpretation and an end result that adds a sense of peace, tranquility and purpose to your outdoor space. DELA encourages working with nature, not against here.
"I believe, the landscape should be thought of before the placement of buildings, hardscapes and outdoor entertaining spaces. If done so, all hard element spaces will visually become a part of the landscape, which will make those spaces and its surroundings more intimate with nature. In turn, those spaces will add tranquility and decrease stress."
-Daniel Eginton, Owner, PLA
Daniel Eginton is the founder and principal of DELA (Daniel Eginton Landscape Architecture) Daniel began his career on Long Island New York. At age 17, Daniel was introduced to a Landscape Architect in Middle Island, New York, where he fell in love with the idea of designing beautiful outdoor spaces.
Daniel graduated from the University of New York with a degree in Ornamental Horticulture in 1990 and graduated from the University of Georgia’s Environmental Design School in 1993 with a bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture.
While attending Georgia, in 1992, Daniel interned with Walt Disney World’s Epcot Center in Orlando Florida. There, Daniel helped design, install and maintain some of the world’s most well-respected public park gardens. Daniel began working for Environmental Design Group out of college under the direction of Landscape Architect, William Waddell. There, he designed and installed countless beautiful commercial and residential landscape projects.
In 1996, Daniel began his entrepreneurial career in the design /build arena where he won many awards through MALTA and the Southeastern Horticulture Society’s Annual Southeastern Flower Show. Daniel was a guest speaker for AIA (American Institute of Architects) “Good Landscape Design Practices.” His lifetime of experience has developed a "less is more" philosophy and a passion for native planting and sustainable design principles that guide the firm today. Daniel is a proud father of an amazing young man and devotes all of his spare time to his son, friends and family.
"Creating Landscapes that enrich the lives of our clients and their families, while sustaining the environments we have been given the opportunity to alter, giving us special responsibility as stewards of the land."
Daniel Eginton - Owner, PLA
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