Watershapes quickly became a significant element in Fleming’s designs so in 2000 he extended his education by completing Genesis design courses. This effort led to the creation of Liquid Design, LLC a swimming pool design & construction firm, www.liquiddesignllc.com. Fleming recognized that the swimming pool and landscape industry in the northeast was generally lacking in quality design and construction. Continuing his education, in 2005 Fleming completed all mandatory core classes required to earn his certification as a member of the “Society of Watershape Designers” (SWD),
becoming one of the first ten participants to be awarded that honor by the Genesis group.
He was also an instructor for Genesis, teaching “Elements of Design”. In 2012 Fleming took
another turn in his educational journey where he embarked on creating his own school -
"ART - Artistic Resources & Training". Partnering with two other design and educational
professionals, the three created a learning environment that taught others how to design
and build outdoor environments at the highest level.
Fleming has an unyielding passion to produce exceptional landscape design and construction
applications. He believes that the finished project should awaken the senses through the
composition of shapes, textures, light and movement.
KEVIN FLEMING / B.S.L.A.
Fleming graduated from West Virginia University in 1991 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Landscape Architecture. From 1991 to 2004 he spent the early part of his career creating outdoor environments for a unique residential clientele responsible for designing and constructing multi-phased landscape master plans. During this time Fleming honed his skills and educated himself on every aspect of design and construction detailing. He began to approach each project as if it were its own piece of art, a seamless integration of landscape, art & architecture.
In 2004, Fleming created Contrast Design, located in southern New Jersey dedicated to creating quality residential exterior environments based on inspired design, harmonious material selections and meticulous installation practices.
By applying my continuing education along with my previous knowledge and passion for Landscape Architecture it has allowed Contrast Design to redefine the 'Landscape Experience'.
-- Written by Kevin Fleming