Langan – Landscape Architecture + Planning

Founded in 1970, Langan employs over 1,000 professionals in its Parsippany, NJ headquarters and among over 30 regional offices.  Langan Landscape Architects and Planners understand what makes places work. We shape effective design solutions that range from regional or city scale down to the most intimate courtyards and garden spaces. In every project we strive to identify and enhance the “sense of place,” which makes every site unique and memorable. This places us at the forefront of the rebirth of our cities and aging downtowns, guiding their revitalization as destinations where people live, work, shop and play.

Langan’s team has completed dozens of rooftop gardens and green roofs throughout New York and the tri-state area.  We believe that every place we design should be an expression of attitudes, responding to social, economic, and environmental conditions. At Langan, we relentlessly pursue improvements in the quality of our work and strive to know our clients and their needs better than any other firm in our field.

Westchester Financial Center

OVERVIEW
The Westchester Financial Center consists of approximately 309,000 SF of existing Class A office space in downtown White Plains. Langan worked closely with the owner and architect to re-imagine this site in a much more pedestrian-friendly way. The main concept was to pull nature back into the concrete-heavy character of White Plains by incorporating ecological design. With this in mind, the streetscapes and 3-tier interior rooftop courtyards were designed using our concept of the Southern Taconic Ecological Precinct, or S.T.E.P. This unique design infuses the multi-level pedestrian space with an educational landscape that includes native species in varying layers of the local, southern New York landscape while creating an interactive outdoor office and café to enhance the office experience.

Location
White Plains, NY

Clients
Robert Martin Company
Warshauer Mellusi Warshauer Architects

Service
Landscape Architecture


Griffin Court

OVERVIEW
This eight-story luxury residential building is located in the Hells Kitchen neighborhood on the west side of Manhattan on a site with former industrial and commercial uses. The proposed building boasts an 11,000-SF bi-level rooftop garden for residents, along with ground-level retail and commercial space on three street frontages.  Nestled at the center of the site, the rooftop garden incorporates contemporary aspects of the building architecture and notable New York park references to create a unique experience for residents. Additionally, Langan provided a full range of design, engineering, and environmental services including the demolition of existing structures, removal of asbestos, underpinning of adjacent off-site structures, and streetscape and utility improvements.

Location
New York, NY

Client
Alchemy Properties, Inc.

Services
Geotechnical
Site/Civil
Landscape Architecture
Environmental
Traditional Surveying

Architect
FXCollaborative


111 Murray Street

OVERVIEW
Langan provided a variety of services for 111 Murray Street, a 64-story, 157-unit luxury condominium building in Manhattan's Tribeca neighborhood. The development features an outdoor public plaza and private amenities areas over structure at ground level directly off of Manhattan's West Side Highway. The 10,000-SF public plaza features a custom water feature, open lawn, sculpture, seating and extensive planting. These rooftop gardens are supported by a complex roof structure designed to accommodate the changes in grade and thicker soil profiles to support plant material. Langan served as the landscape architect of record for the project, preparing the detailed design of all rooftop components including planting, furnishings, decorative pavements and public plaza water feature. Langan also designed the support of excavation and obtained city agency approvals from DOB, DEP and City Planning.

Location
New York, NY

Client
Fisher Brothers

Services
Landscape Architecture
Site/Civil
Geotechnical
Traditional Surveying

Architect
Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, PC


225 East 39th Street

OVERVIEW
Langan provided a variety of services for 225 East 39th Street, a 37-story, 372-unit luxury apartment building located a few blocks from Grand Central Station.  The development includes outdoor amenity spaces at the 1st, 2nd and 35th floor levels and a drop-off driveway connecting two street frontages with access to below grade parking. The 1st floor plaza serves as an extension of the interior lobby with decorative paving and planters that mimic the interior floor patterns. The 2nd floor rooftop garden provides active and passive recreation opportunities including playground equipment, bocce court, shuffle board and lawn area with seating. The 35th floor rooftop features a custom outdoor fire pit and seating area, spa, kitchens with private seating areas. Langan served as the landscape architect of record for the project, preparing the detailed design of all amenity rooftop components including planting, furnishings, decorative pavements and green screens. Langan also designed the support of excavation and obtained city agency approvals from DOB, DEP and FDNY.

Location
New York, NY

Client
Fisher Brothers

Services
Landscape Architecture
Geotechnical
Site/Civil
Traditional Surveying

Architect
Handel Architects, LLP


Oosten Condominium (429 Kent Avenue)

OVERVIEW
Langan provided multiple design and construction administration services for this new eight-story, 500,000-GSF condominium that encompasses an entire block along the South Williamsburg waterfront. Langan's landscape design services included designs for ground level planting and three levels of rooftop amenity space. Our environmental engineers established a Remedial Action Plan (RAP) and Construction Health and Safety Plan (CHASP) to remediate approximately 95,000 SF of property. Langan's geotechnical staff completed a subsurface investigation, seismic evaluations, and provided recommendations for foundation design and construction. Site/civil engineering services included full engineering sets from schematic to final bid documents.

Location
Brooklyn, NY

Clients
R Black Global
XIN Development

Services
Site/Civil
Geotechnical
Environmental
Landscape Architecture

Architects
Piet Boon
WASA/Studio A

Strategic Partner
Wexler Associates


Octagon Park Apartments

OVERVIEW
Langan provided landscape, site architecture, site/civil engineering and urban design services for the redevelopment of an historic Roosevelt Island hospital complex as a luxury residential development. Langan designed the adjacent streetscapes, waterfront esplanade and a 2-acre eco-park with a geothermal sculpture garden. The landscape concept was to create a blend of old and new New York, incorporating native and horticultural plant species with traditional paving, seating and lighting elements in a contemporary and artful manner.

AWARDS
LEED Silver Certification

Location
Roosevelt Island, NY

Client
Octagon Development, LLC

Services
Landscape Architecture
Site/Civil

Architect
Becker & Becker Associates


Queens Plaza – Dutch Kills Green

OVERVIEW
Langan provided multi-disciplinary services in the areas of urban design, streetscape, site/civil, environmental and traffic engineering and NEPA review services for a bicycle and pedestrian improvement project at Queens Plaza. The plaza is the gateway connecting the Queensboro Bridge to Long Island City and is a highly traveled area. Langan prepared site engineering drawings that consisted of grading, drainage, utility, builders pavement plans, roadway profiles, signing, striping, traffic signal, and maintenance and protection of traffic (MPT). At the start of the project, Langan worked with the multi-disciplinary design team to develop the concept of ‘the blue thread’, a system of interconnected urban wetlands that would filter runoff water from the Queensboro Bridge and the elevated railway structures.

Location
Long Island City, NY

Clients
NYC Economic Development Corporation
NYC Department of City Planning

Services
Site/Civil
Environmental
Landscape Architecture
Traditional Surveying

Strategic Partners
Wallace, Roberts & Todd
Margie Ruddick Landscape


Fair Lawn Promenade

OVERVIEW
A brownfield site, once owned by Kodak on Route 208, was in need of environmental cleanup and redevelopment. Langan provided landscape architecture services for the mixed-use development designed on 10 acres of unusable land. The main entrance to the site from Route 208 is designed as a gateway featuring low decorative knee walls adorned with decorative lighting and accent plantings. The promenade and centerpiece of the site boasts a 30-foot-wide by 256-foot-long area providing two small patio spaces and a permeable paver pathway in a park-like setting, complete with decorative benches and lighting that winds through a cleverly designed landscape.

Location
Fair Lawn, NJ

Client
Garden Commercial Properties

Services
Landscape Architecture
Site/Civil

Architect
Appel Design Group


MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper – Rooftop Garden

OVERVIEW
Langan provided comprehensive planning, design and construction phase services for a 5,000-SF rooftop healing garden that will serve as a respite from the clinics and testing facilities. Custom designed planting beds will minimize rooftop loading while providing a healthy growing environment for the plants.  A thoughtfully designed drainage system will conduct water to roof drains below the paving and planting areas. The project includes a significant amount of sustainable design elements and features the use and interpretation of plants that have been used in the fight against cancer.
AWARDS
USGBC NJ Emerald Award – Urban Green Project

Location
Camden, NJ

Client
Cooper University Hospital

Service
Landscape Architecture


Delamar Hotel

OVERVIEW
Langan provided a variety of land development services for the Delamar Hotel, which is the gateway to Blue Back Square, and is situated overlooking Trout Brook. The boutique hotel includes approximately 130 rooms, a 250- seat banquet facility, 140-seat restaurant, and outdoor seating and amenities. The site architectural and landscape components have been the focus of the site design, which includes fountains, outdoor seating, an event lawn, pavilion, and extensive landscaping. The site engineering challenges included an extensive stormwater management system to account for the development of the existing pervious lot. Traditional European landscape elements such as a parking court, extensive gardens, and a pleached hedge and parterre support the Parisian-style hotel architecture. The project was designed to LEED Gold standards.

Location
West Hartford, CT

Client
The Matos Group

Services
Site/Civil
Landscape Architecture
Surveying/Geospatial
Environmental
Traffic & Transportation


Bedford Square

OVERVIEW
Langan has been providing site development consulting services for the redevelopment of the existing YMCA in downtown Westport, which included demolition of portions of the existing building, rehabilitation/reuse of the historical components of the building, and the creation of additional retail and residential space. Our landscape architects worked within diverse architectural styles in downtown Westport to create a pedestrian landscape and new place for gathering unique to the downtown district, one that fits the historical and contemporary character of this quintessential New England town established in 1835. Our landscape team designed streetscapes, plazas, alleys, site architecture, lighting, and plantings—all on a rooftop.
AWARDS
Building Design + Construction, Silver Award Winner, 2018 Reconstruction Awards
Connecticut Building Congress, TEAM Awards, First Place, Major Renovation
Westport Historic District Commission, 2017 Historic Preservation Award (Rehabilitation)
ASLA Merit Award Landscape Architectural Design (Municipal | Public Spaces Category)

87 Union Street

OVERVIEW
Langan provided landscape architecture, site/civil, survey, and traffic engineering services for the 87 Union Project, a 2.6-acre site that will be home to a six-story building with approximately 300 residential units, retail, two rooftop courtyards, and parking at street level. The streetscape design draws on the rigid structure of the building, incorporating linear banding to fold the vertical building lines horizontally onto the pavement. Connecting two major downtown neighborhoods in New Haven, CT, 87 Union will offer an enticing and safe neighborhood geared toward the urban pedestrian.

Location
New Haven, CT

Client
Petra Development

Services
Landscape Architecture
Site/Civil
Traffic & Transportation
Surveying/Geospatial

Architect
Niles Bolton Associates

Strategic Partner
David Adam Realty