Grain is a landscape architecture and urban planning practice dedicated to a rich design and planning process that incorporates research and collaboration from varied professionals and stakeholders to create successful, aesthetically pleasing and experientially diverse environments.

Through a robust commitment to empower, engage, and activate local communities in shaping their social and ecological environments, we actively seek out opportunities for participatory planning and design. With broad experience working in New York City and with a number of NYC agencies and local community groups, we have a clear sense of the many complexities that must be unraveled and decoded for any project. We believe in the value of collaborative work both within our team and with clients. We cultivate robust relationships with our partners and clients, developing their ideas into tangible, successful projects. Grain is certified by New York State and New York City as a minority business enterprise.

Landscape Architecture Services

Master planning for urban and suburban parks, streetscapes, public spaces and cultural developments

Master planning, design documentation and construction administration support for large scale waterfronts and mixed-use developments

Design and contract documentation a variety of project typologies including plazas, courtyards, green roofs, and recreational areas

User needs and brief development studies

Expertise LEED ratings and USGBC guidelines

Urban Planning Services

Stakeholder engagement and outreach

Communications/education campaigns, including targeted graphics

Master plan visioning

Strategy development, programming, and phasing studies

Urban typology and density studies

Collaboration with government agencies, CBOs and institutions

Streetscape and public realm design

Consensus-building, inter-agency coordination and public review processes