KaN is a Landscape Design firm committed to the creation of unique, engaging and integrated spaces.
With experience ranging public space master planning to community-oriented educational spaces, to intimate urban residential gardens, KaN team approaches landscape projects as site curator, a content specialist involved with the anthology, interpretation, and display of human and environmental heritage material.
The vision aims towards revealing the existing site’s inherent qualities while, being sensitive to the client’s needs and aspirations and providing an unforced response to the site’s requirements.
This site-specific Design approach conveys strong programmatic concepts and unique visual identity while encouraging stewardship and environmental awareness by conciliating recreational needs with ecologically sound interventions.
The firm commits to projects from site assessment to post construction.
Projects include green roofs and green walls for private clients as well as public educational institutions, community gardens, green infrastructure, etc.
The team artistic and diversified backgrounds allow them to collaborate and complement each other's visions, as well as searching for partnerships with artists, scientists, and environmentalists to provide the most sensitive response to the site’s circumstances.
As site curators, we integrate artistic, sustainable and educational components. We apply our creativity to solve challenges. Our projects range from private residence, community, residential, institutional to municipal, urban to suburban and natural, pocket park to master plans.
From beautifying your backyard, creating a green roof, a green wall on the side of your building, offer a communal space, a parklet, a living fence, a playground…
We begin the process with a free on-site consultation. We will meet with at the site to start the conversation, understand the project, its specificity, and discuss in detail your needs, initial ideas, programs, uses, budget, timeline.
We will send a proposal, which will detail the proposed work and establish a contract, after which we will start a more thorough site inventory and analysis, start the creative process that will lead to a series of conceptual designs.
Every project is unique. In our concept design, we make sure to convey the clients requests, discussed during the preliminary conversation while taking in consideration the site constraints, assets and unique features. We provide renderings (or 3D renderings) to assist our client to better envision the complete transformation of the space.
From a series of conceptual designs, we will present an array of alternative choices for any living or construction materials within your budget.
Construction documents will define the design, including details, plant lists, specifications, etc.
We get quotes from contractors, nurseries, manufacturers… and help you find the one that fits your budget and the specific skills required. We will also oversee every phase of the construction.
We accompany and guide our client all along the project phases; from Schematic to Development to Construction and post construction/maintenance.
LOCATION OF SERVICES
We offer our services in NYC and in the mid-Hudson River Valley Region (from Westchester to Albany). We have offices in NYC and Mid Hudson Valley Region.
Karine was born and raised in France and attended the University of Paris where she received a Science and Technology degree in Audiovisual Communication. She has a BS degree in Landscape Architecture from the School of Architecture at City College, of the City University of New York (CUNY). She was previously involved with the Hudson and Pacific Designs- Landscape Architecture firm, upstate NY, working on projects of various scales and scopes as Principal Designer. Among them, the master plan for Bear Mountain, Depew Park in Peekskill, and Central Park in Prague.
Additionally, Karine Duteil has been Gallery & Program Curator for the Bronx River Art Center in 2012/2015. In 1999 Karine was sole proprietor of the Io Gallery, in the South Bronx, bringing exposure to the talented artists of the borough. Thereafter she ran an Art Gallery in the Financial District (FIDI).
Nadej Hocini, also from France has an extensive educational background in Arts, Architecture, and Urban Planning. She attended the 'Ecole Duperre" school of applied arts, Design and Fashion in Paris, "La Villette school of Architecture", and studied urban planning at the Institute of Urbanism.
She has a BS degree in Landscape Architecture from the School of Architecture at City College, of the City University of New York (CUNY) and has been working with Billie Cohen Ltd landscape design Studio since 2006, whose firm is recognized for beautiful, durable, ecologically sensitive designs, with projects ranging from parks, schools, and playgrounds, to community-oriented spaces.