“...if I ever go looking for my heart’s desire again, I won't look any further than my own back yard...” —Dorothy Gale
New Yorkers inhabit a public landscape of sidewalks, streets and parks. In private they linger at windows, perch on rooftops and cling to balconies, drawn to a slice of green or a patch of blue. They are passionate about every space they call their own. All projects at NINA KRAMER LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE (NKLA) begin with this understanding. Common elements are used in uncommon ways. Stone, wood, metal and plants are re-imagined and combined in ways that transcend the expected, creating spaces of compelling interest and beauty.
NKLA works closely with clients to identify and refine initial design concepts. Design development, construction drawings, bidding and the over-seeing of construction follow.
Established in 1991, NINA KRAMER LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE is based in New York City. Projects include roofgardens, private residences and courtyards as well as public and institutional spaces. NKLA projects have been featured in The New York Times and Residence, a European publication and exhibited at The Urban Center in New York.
NINA KRAMER, ASLA, Principal, received a Master of Landscape Architecture from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Pennsylvania. She has been an instructor at the New York Botanical Garden and a visiting critic at numerous universities including Cooper Union, Pratt institute, City College of New York, University of Pennsylvania and Yale University.
ANNE BERMAN, ASLA, Senior Landscape Architect, received a Master of Landscape Architecture from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design and a Bachelor of Arts from SUNY Syracuse Environmental Science and Forestry. With over 25 years of experience in the public and private sector she has worked closely with city and community groups in designing parks and urban spaces.