Herkimer Arc Park

Landscape Architecture

KHH added landscape architecture as one of the firm’s primary disciplines in 1988. Each of our landscape architects brings a diverse range of skills and specialties to our practice, working together to provide solutions for all aspects of site development, such as 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, solar arrays, 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 mitigate challenges and meet regulatory constraints, ensuring the success of our clients’ projects.

Site Plan Reviews with Jurisdictional Agencies

Site development projects typically have features that require review and approval from government boards or other outside agencies. We have often facilitated the site plan review and approval process for our clients. These approvals include Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPP), municipal planning board reviews and the State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) process.


The hydrological analysis of a site is an important aspect of civil engineering and site design, both of which are key components of KHH’s landscape architecture discipline. Construction and development can lead to conditions that influence the intensity and impact of storm flows, which can cause severe flooding, stream scouring, erosion, and soil loss. KHH performs hydrology studies to design elements for construction that effectively handle stormwater runoff flows and improve pre-construction conditions, thus limiting the construction’s hydrological impact on the site.

Additional services include:

  • Hardscapes 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
  • Solar array site design

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