KaN Landscape Design
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 design duo Karine Dutiel and Nadej Hocini approach landscape projects as site curators, content specialists 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.
KaN has been an instrumental supporter of the Kingston Greenline, donating hours of professional design and consulting services as part of the Community Design Workgroup of the Kingston Greenline Committee of Kingston Land Trust. After producing conceptual design and renderings for the Hasbrouck-Delaware Parklet as volunteers, the Kingston Land Trust hired KaN to prepare a final landscape design and planting plan for the Parklet. This effort was funded in part by a grant from the Hudson River Valley Greenway Conservancy. KaN has continued to advise the City on the design of several other public projects (including the Broadway Streetscape Project, I-587 Intersection Project, and the Kingston Point Rail Trail) as volunteers. In late 2018, the Kingston Land Trust hired KaN to produce Greenline Design Guidelines in order to to create continuity and consistency across the Greenline system while taking into account the ideas and needs of the Kingston community.