RKLA Studio is an award winning, full-service, landscape architecture firm based in New York City. In practice since 1987, we work on a diverse range of projects including institutional and historic landscapes, multifamily properties, country residential properties, city townhouse gardens, and rooftop terraces.
The firm values design solutions that both respect and enhance the social, architectural, historical, and natural conditions of the site. Our designs create spatial richness through the expression of clean, solid lines and inspiring views. Aware of the role landscape architecture serves within the community and the larger environment, RKLA Studio’s work emphasizes sustainable and maintainable designs. The firm’s design team, all of whom have a strong background in the sciences, draws from an extensive knowledge of native plant material and current construction methods.
RKLA Studio provides a high level of attention to clients with services ranging from initial consultations, design development, and master planning; to construction documents, contractor selection and construction administration. In the realization of many projects, we collaborate with a larger team of architects, engineers, environmental consultants and skilled trades-people. Our collaborative process is often carried over from project to project as RKLA Studio receives many of its commissions from clients and architects with whom we have previously worked.
RKLA Studio has experience communicating our vision clearly to individual clients, institutional staff, building management and boards, and public agencies including the Public Design Commission, Landmarks Preservation Commission and Community Boards.