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KIMBERLY MICHAELS RLA, LEED AP

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Kimberly leads the design and management on a diverse set of project types.  Her passion is to develop spaces that are sustainable, integrated into the natural world and mindful of the human-environment relationship. Kim’s experience includes learning landscapes, playgrounds, private and public gardens, master planning and detailed site design with an emphasis on sustainability and green design practices.   She was the lead designer and project manager for the firm’s initial green roof projects, porous pavement installations and LEED certified projects.   Her work has been selected as a featured site by the Sustainable Sites Initiative, published in the Journal of Green Building and will be included in an upcoming book by Robin Moore, Early Childhood Outdoors.   Kim is a registered landscape architect and brings several years of professional experience in education to her work.


Professional Registrations and Memberships:

  • Registered Landscape Architect in the State of New York (#002031-1)
  • LEED-Accredited Professional

Education:

  • Master of Landscape Architecture, Cornell University, 2001
  • Master of Science in Education, SUNY Cortland, 1994
  • Bachelor of Arts, Ithaca College, 1990

Teaching Experience:

  • Cornell University, Department of Design and Environmental Analysis, Introduction to Human-Environment Relations, Instructor, Spring 2006
  • Ithaca College, Department of Education, Senior Seminar, Instructor, 1998-1999
  • Trumansburg Central School, 7th Grade English, 1990-1998

SELECT PROJECTS

STREETSCAPES
Cornell University, University Avenue Reconstruction (2011)
Route 208 Streetscape, Orange County, NY (2007)
Peace Bridge, Buffalo, NY (2005)
Route 787 Boulevard Design, Cohoes, NY (2003)

URBAN DESIGN
City of Rochester Midtown Plaza Urban Design (2015)
City of Ithaca Commons Design (2015)
City of Binghamton Southside Commons Urban Park (2011)
City of Ithaca Cayuga Green Creekwalk (2007)

PARKS / TRAILS / WATERFRONTS
Niagara Falls State Park Police Station, Niagara Falls, NY  (2014)
Chenango River Trail Connection, Binghamton, NY (2012)
City of Binghamton Southside Commons Urban Park (2011)
Tow Path Park, Buffalo, NY (2009)
City of Ithaca Cayuga Green Creekwalk (2007)
Buffalo Olmsted Park System: Plan for the 21st Century, Buffalo, NY (2008)
     Congress for the New Urbanism Charter Award 2009
     Preservation League of NY Excellence in Historic Preservation Award 2009
     NYS Upstate American Society of Landscape Architects Honor of
        Excellence Award for Planning and Analysis 2008

HIGHER EDUCATION
Cornell University Statler Hall East Entry (2016)
Cornell University Engineering Quad (2014)
Binghamton University Computing Center SUNY (2014)
Cornell University Law School Academic Center Addition (2014)
Cornell University Marching Band (2013)
Alfred University Wellness Center (2013)
Binghamton University Science IV SUNY (2013)
Binghamton University Union North SUNY (2013)
Cornell University Plantations Welcome Center Garden (2013)
Binghamton University Central Campus Quad SUNY(2012)
Nazareth College Natapow and Residence Hall Quad Design (2011)
Nazareth College Academic Quad Master Plan (2011)
Cornell University Baker Halls Courtyard (2010)
Ithaca College Classroom Link (2010)
     LEED Gold Certified
Ithaca College Peggy Ryan Williams Center (2009)
     LEED Platinum Certified
Cornell University Central Avenue Parking Garage (2009)
SUNY Cortland A-Wing Addition (2009)
Cornell University Sibley Hall ADA (2008)
Cornell University Kite Hill Parking and Security Design (2007)
USDA Plant Genomics Research Facility, Cornell University (2007)
Binghamton University Downtown Education Center SUNY (2007)
     LEED Silver Certified
Wells College Stratton Science Building (2007)
Cornell University Lynah Rink (2006)
Cornell University West Campus Residential Initiative Phase II (2005)
     LEED Silver Certified
Rochester Institute of Technology Master Plan, Rochester, NY (2002)
Ithaca College Temporary Offices and Parking (2001)

 PLAY ENVIRONMENTS
SUNY Orange Playspace, Middletown, NY (2012)
EAC Montessori School Basketball Court, Ithaca, NY (2009)
Cayuga Medical Center Outdoor Recreation, Ithaca, NY (2009)
SUNY Cortland School of Education Playspace (2009)
EAC Montessori School Field of Dreams, Ithaca, NY (2008)
Verhagen Play Planting, Ithaca, NY (2006)

HEALTH CARE
Kendal at Ithaca Repositioning (2016)
Planned Parenthood of the Southern Finger Lakes, Ithaca, NY (2014)
Cayuga Medical Center Surgical Services Addition, Ithaca, NY (2013)
Cayuga Medical Center Endoscopy Clinic, Ithaca, NY (2013)
Cayuga Medical Center Laboratory Addition, Ithaca, NY (2012)
Little Falls Hospital Adult Daycare, Little Falls, NY (2009)
Cayuga Medical Center Southwest Addition, Ithaca, NY (2008)
     LEED Silver Certified
Little Falls Hospital Burwell ADA, Little Falls, NY (2007)
The Centers at Saint Camillus, Camillus, NY (2007)
Saint Lawrence Psychiatric Center, Ogdensburg, NY (2007)
Rome Memorial Hospital Emergency Department, Rome, NY (2007)
Cayuga Medical Center Biggs Building, Ithaca, NY (2006)
Cayuga Medical Center Main Garden Relocation, Ithaca, NY (2006)
Cayuga Medical Center Radiation Oncology Addition, Ithaca, NY (2005)
Cayuga Medical Center Garden Café, Ithaca, NY (2004)
Cayuga Medical Center Master Plan, Ithaca, NY (2003)
Cayuga Medical Center Outpatient Clinic, Cortland, NY (2003)
Cayuga Medical Center Education Center, Ithaca, NY (2003)
Saint Luke’s Hospital Site Plan, New Hartford, NY (2001)

PLANNING
Lansing Town Center, Lansing, NY (2013)
Buffalo Olmsted Park System: Plan for the 21st Century, Buffalo, NY (2008)
     Congress for the New Urbanism Charter Award 2009
     Preservation League of NY Excellence in Historic Preservation Award 2009
     NYS Upstate American Society of Landscape Architects Honor of
        Excellence Award for Planning and Analysis 2008
Lucas Vineyards Master Plan, Interlaken, NY (2004)
Cayuga Medical Center Master Plan, Ithaca, NY (2003)
Rochester Institute of Technology Master Plan, Rochester, NY (2002)

RESIDENTIAL / HOUSING
Ithaca Falls Condominiums, Ithaca, NY (2014)
Lucas Houk Residence, Interlaken, NY (2014)
McRae Residence, Seneca Lake, NY (2013)
Front Street Apartments, Binghamton, NY (2012)
Trible Westwig Residence, Ithaca, NY (2012)
Psi Upsilon, Cornell University (2010)
Fountain Place, President’s Residence, Ithaca College (2009)
Verhagen Residence, Ithaca, NY (2005)
Houck Residence, Interlaken, NY (2004)
Lustick Residence, Cayuga Heights, NY (2004)
Pullman Residence, Ithaca, NY (2004)

COMMERCIAL
Seneca Way Mixed-Use Project, Ithaca, NY (2013)
Envisage Software Systems, Ithaca, NY (2012)
Gateway Commons II, Ithaca, NY (2007)
     LEED Silver Certified
Ommegang Brewery, Cooperstown, NY (2006)
Benderson Camillus Commons, Camillus, NY (2005)
Lucas Vineyards Master Plan, Interlaken, NY (2004)
Gateway Commons, Ithaca, NY (2003)
     LEED Silver Certified

NOT-FOR-PROFIT
Planned Parenthood of the Southern Finger Lakes, Ithaca, NY (2014)
Farm Sanctuary Feasibility Study, Watkins Glen, NY (2011)
Food Bank of the Southern Tier Community Garden, Elmira, NY (2010)
Ithaca Community Childcare Center, Ithaca, NY (2006)

 MUNICIPAL APPROVALS / EIS / SEQR
Cornell University Energy Recovery Linac DEIS (2011)
Collegetown Terrace Apartments EIS/Project Approvals, Ithaca, NY (2011)
Cornell University Northeast Land Use (2009)
Cornell University Milstein Hall EIS and Project Approvals (2009)
Benderson Milestrip EIS, Buffalo, NY (2005)
Cornell University West Campus EIS and Project Approvals (2005)

GRAPHIC DESIGN/ILLUSTRATION
Cornell University Milstein Hall Website (2008)
East Aurora Retail Development (2002)