KHH added landscape architecture as a discipline in 1987. Each of our landscape architects brings a diverse range of skills and interests to our practice, allowing us to better serve our clients. We provide solutions for all aspects of site development, including project feasibility determinations, project design, and construction administration.
Our work includes site restoration, implementation of proper stormwater management practices, plantings, and site circulation components among other things. We have provided our services for conceptual plans, parking lots, walkways, athletic facilities, playgrounds, and parks. No matter the site, the projects we design create a sense of harmony between the built and natural environments.
Scope of Services
Site Planning and Design
KHH’s site planning work spans the residential, commercial, institutional, and educational sectors. Our experience encompasses all aspects of planning and implementation for subdivisions, campuses, green infrastructure, commercial development, sport & recreational facilities, and landscape design.
Property Analysis for Site Selection
Every site is unique and brings its own challenges. A thorough analysis must be done to determine both seen and unseen factors, such as subgrade conditions, potential subsurface water, and underground utilities. We offer our services in property analysis to ensure that every project reaches its potential while surpassing challenges and meeting regulatory constraints.
Site Plan Reviews with Municipalities and Other Jurisdictional Agencies
Site development projects typically have features that require review and approval from government boards or other outside agencies. KHH has considerable experience with municipal planning board reviews and the State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) process. This allows us to facilitate the site plan review and approval process for our clients.
The hydrological analysis of a site is an important aspect of civil design. Construction and development can add or remove impervious surface areas to a site’s drainage area. This influences the intensity and impacts of storm flows. An increase in impervious surfaces can potentially lead to severe flooding, stream scouring, erosion, and soil loss. We perform hydrology studies at sites of various sizes to design elements for construction that effectively handle stormwater runoff flows to improve pre-construction conditions
Additional services include:
- Hardscape and Plantings
- Retaining Walls
- Exterior Building Entryway Restorations
- Service Area and Loading Dock Improvements
- Parking Lot System Upgrades and Improvements
- Site Accessibility
- Code Conformance Reviews and Upgrades for Outdoor Grandstands and Assembly Areas
- Erosion and Sediment Control Plans and Specifications
- Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPP) and Inspections
- Site Construction Sequencing and Phasing Plans