COUNTS STUDIO

 A DESIGN OFFICE COMMITTED TO THE INNOVATIVE DESIGN OF MASTER PLANS, URBAN PARKS, PLAZAS AND GARDENS.

We approach landscape and urban design as a science-based fine art capable of enhancing the daily lives of people in cities and improving the ecological health of our natural environment. Our site designs, driven by the aspirations of our clients, context, and our unique design process,  shape culturally expressive, spatially rich, and ecologically sound outdoor rooms for living.

FEATURED PROJECTS

Our staff is comprised of Landscape Architects and Urban Designers who are passionate about the creation of inspiring outdoor environments. With over 50 years of combined project experience in the design and construction of complex, high-profile urban projects as well as private gardens and outdoor installations, our office believes in a strong commitment to delivering award-winning design quality.

OUR LEADERSHIP

BRYAN CANTWELL Implementation Director

Bryan leads design development, contract documentation, and construction implementation efforts at Counts Studio. His innovative approach to landscape technology, material expression, and construction implementation are an invaluable part of the firms collaborative design work. Bryan received his BLA from Oklahoma State University.

MICHAEL CALLAHAN Sustainability Director

Michael's deep knowledge of planting design, adaptive ecologies, and principles of sustainability underpin his contributions. He is responsible for ensuring the highest level of ecological performance, environmental management, and project constructibility possible. Michael received his BLA from the University of Georgia School of Environmental Design and his MLA from Iowa State University.

RECENT NEWS

Counts Studio 337 Garden Under Construction
COUNTS STUDIO DESIGN TEAM DELIVERS FINAL STAGE II PRESENTATION FOR WWI COMPETITION IN WASHINGTON DC
Counts Studio 337 Garden Under Construction MARIA DEBIJE COUNTS FEATURED IN THE MAKING OF PLACE BY JOHN DIXON HUNT
Counts Studio 337 Garden Under Construction COUNTS STUDIO IS FINALIST OUT OF OVER 350 INTERNATIONAL ENTRIES FOR THE WORLD WAR ONE NATIONAL DESIGN COMPETITION
Counts Studio Featured in Atlas of World Landscape Architecture Book by Braun Publishing 2014. Book Available on Amazon.
COUNTS STUDIO FEATURED IN ATLAS OF WORLD LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE
Counts Studio 337 Garden Under Construction 337 GARDEN BEGINS CONSTRUCTION
STEVEN DUBNER LANDSCAPING, INC. NEW YORK CITY
Christopher Counts is Nominated for a 2015 Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museums National Design Award in Landscape Architecture
CHRISTOPHER COUNTS IS NOMINATED FOR THE COOPER HEWITT, SMITHSONIAN MUSEUMS NATIONAL DESIGN AWARD IN LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE

OUR collaborative DESIGN PROCESS EMPHASIZES CLIENT COMMUNICATION and  three-dimensional investigations.

WITH ALL OF OUR PROJECTS WE ARE COMMITTED TO REALIZING DESIGN WORK OF THE HIGHEST POSSIBLE QUALITY THROUGH THE GOALS AND ASPIRATIONS OF OUR CLIENTS.

Our design work is conceived of as a three-dimensional, on the ground, bodily experience understood through movement and time. Our primary mode of design inquiry is a hybrid process model representing architectural space; all of our graphic design, digital renderings, drawings, and digital and physical models are made by Counts Studio in our Brooklyn office. Models are used throughout our design process to test ideas, communicate designs to clients and consultants, and maintain focus on the spatial and experiential consequences of our creative work.

OUR PROCESS

WHO WE ARE