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James Burkart
Associates, Inc.
5737 Lake Forest Way
P.O. Box 3329
Westerville, Ohio 43082
Phone: 614.895.5699
Fax: 740.657.2069

Established 1978


North Carolina Mountain Estate ** Featured Project **

Enjoy the night with a out door fire place

About the Project: James Burkart Associates, Inc. developed a master plan and subsequent construction drawings for this 500 acre farm and family estate. The 26,000 square feet stone french country chateau was located on a hill overlooking the properties meadows and the meandering tar & chip driveway approaching from the distant country road. Fronting the house are stone retaining walls cut through the bank of a hill which forms a private vista to the final approach to the home. An ornate fountain welcomes guests in the arrival court. The rear of the home is terraced with perennial gardens and a swimmingpool with pool house. An outdoor fireplace adjacent the pool house warms guests on a cool night.


James Burkart Associates, Inc. offers professional landscape architectural services for government, university, school, corporate, medical, retail, developers and residential clients.

Landscape projects

Our commitment to our clients is to be highly creative, sensitive to prudent expenditures, and cognizant of quality construction techniques and procedures.

Our expertise includes solid land planning and zoning knowledge, grading/drainage design, irrigation specialization and horticultural expertise and the design capabilities to create custom outdoor environments that are special and unique. These services can include the following design elements: water features such as lakes, ponds, pools and waterfalls, recreational and sport facilities, parking lot development, kiosks, retaining walls, decks, gazebos and trellises, plazas, patios, site furnishings, site graphics, lighting, tennis courts, entrance development, and pedestrian malls and golf courses.

Design Services/Planning Services

  • Site feasibility studies
  • Preparation of Zoning Codes
  • Site master planning
  • Land Planning
  • Site design and CAD construction documentation
  • Site construction inspection services
  • Construction Management Services

James Burkart - President/Principal

Mr. Burkart brings over 30 years of landscape design and management expertise to the creation of custom site environments as distinctive as the clients he serves.

Mr. Burkart is a registered Ohio Landscape Architect and is a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects and served as Vice Chairman of the Upper Arlington Board of Zoning and Planning. He is Co-author of "SiteSpec Handbook", a specifier's reference manual used by Landscape Architects, Architects and Civil Engineers. He is also the author of "SiteSpec Handbook Version II", a new concept in typical format specifications and details.

He was also presented the "Mr. Irrigation" Award by Rain Bird Sprinkler Manufacturing Co., and the Wolf Creek Co., Ohio Rain Bird Master Distributor, for "Influence and Guiding Hand in Designing Professional Irrigation Systems."

James Burkart Associates, Inc. has won numerous awards including City Beautiful Awards by the Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau, Honor and Merit Award from the Ohio Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects, First Place Awards from Color Columbus, Inc. and the Civic Garden Center of Greater Cincinnati, Special Jurors Award and Grand Awards from the Ohio Nurserymen's Association. Several projects have been published in various magazines and newspapers, such as the Columbus Dispatch, ProTurf Magazine, Park and Maintenance and Grounds Management, and Columbus Monthly Magazine.