Join us as we follow the progress of our projects and explore ideas, products, and people that inspire our office, ranging from art and design, to horticulture, engineering, and construction. We hope you enjoy what you read and visit weekly for updates.  [Read More]

September 30 2014

From landscape to pool to path to entryway, a lighting scheme done right can find common ground between function and form, capturing the essence of your setting. The placement might meet functional requirements or enhance architectural features, but the effect of the chosen lamp fixture and diffusion of light can create stunning effects through dusk […]  [Read More]

September 15 2014

The use of stone can make a strong statement in any outdoor setting, gracefully accenting plantings, adding variation to a stretch of lawn, and providing a sense of place in a contiguous landscape. Cut with precision or left in its natural form, it requires a carefully placed, thought-out design when integrating within the context of […]  [Read More]

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September 8 2014

The highly anticipated 183-key hotel development, Level Hotel, located at 55 Wythe has brought on the team at Gunn Landscape Architecture to design a series of landscaped outdoor venues from the ground level up, including the largest elevated public space in the Williamsburg area. With the strong architectural gesture of the building, the sloping land […]  [Read More]

crosby street before and after
August 7 2014

Some settings showcase unique historic beauty. The bygone era of manufacturing placed in the heart of Soho left behind space and historically rich, building details directly in view when one can be perched above the street scape.  This unwelcoming rooftop was disengaged from its residence, and it would take more than cosmetic changes to give it […]  [Read More]

July 29 2014

The July issue of Luxe Interiors + Design Magazine gives Landscape Architect Alec Gunn a nod for creating an effective landscaping design that softens the angles and straight lines at this New Canaan, CT home. Link to article  [Read More]

08 Terrace Dining 2
July 18 2014

Rescale your outdoor space with divisions to become a place of solitude. This Upper West Side terrace perched above the cityscape gets a dose of Zen by introducing natural materials and through a series of intimately scaled living zones set within a linear space. Gunn Landscape Architecture’s landscape designer, Aaron Andrew McIntire, worked with interior […]  [Read More]

July 8 2014

A transformation took place in 2012 at the crown of the Hotel Lincoln Chicago.   Gunn’s alteration turned a once perilous rooftop space into a welcoming, convivial bar scene, known as The J. Parker Chicago. With jaw-dropping views of a surrounding iconic setting, it made the cut in this year’s Travel & Leisure’s list of America’s […]  [Read More]

June 30 2014

In the May 2014 issue of Hamptons Magazine, Gunn Landscape Architecture was highlighted in a round-up of designers transforming landscapes for backyard entertaining. A carefully curated mix of foliage and blossoms becomes a pretty backdrop against sleek, contemporary furnishings, adding refinement when hosting gatherings on your lawn.  Visit our press page to view a clip […]  [Read More]

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June 20 2014

A first look at the mews revealed on Curbed NY.  Link to article  [Read More]

May 12 2014

Allium has seen a peak in popularity in recent years, and it is no wonder with their astonishing geodesic-like forms.  [Read More]

January 20 2014

To influence our designs, the Gunn team is continually finding inspiration in unexpected places, countless aesthetics, and different cultures. So when our intern Jaeyoon Kong offered to present to the office a lesson on the traditional gardens of her home country of South Korea, we were thrilled by the opportunity to absorb her unique perspective […]  [Read More]

January 13 2014

In collaboration with workshop/apd, Gunn has begun a penthouse-terrace redesign in the Jean Nouvel building at 100 11th Ave. Design elements include distinctive bench seating–featuring incredible views of the High Line and Hudson River–custom Corten steel planters which simultaneously complement and contrast the faceted steel and playful blue-hue glass surface of the building’s exterior. Shown […]  [Read More]

December 17 2013

A while back, many Gunn staffers were asked by Gardenista for our favorite houseplant recommendations. As landscape designers–not gardeners–initially the author assumed we may not be the right team to ask for this feature. It became clear as we discussed our favorites, however, that our passions for horticulture, gardening, and the wonder of living flora […]  [Read More]

October 10 2013

Gunn recently worked with the green wall experts over at Plant Wall Design to create this vertical garden, one that challenges the standard interior displays we’ve seen gaining popularity in recent years.  [Read More]

Printing House Mews
August 14 2013

In case you haven’t heard, the West Village’s historical Printing House is to undergo a complete facelift. Built in 1910 as a printing factory, the building now houses over 60 entirely unique residences by workshop/apd, with Gunn Landscape Architecture to design the modern garden (the Mews). To transform the dark and defunct passageway between residences, […]  [Read More]

Hamptons Mag
July 23 2013

Gunn is featured in the Summer Fashion issue of Hamptons Magazine as one of the ‘best landscapers in the Hamptons.’ Also highlighted is this Bridgehampton project. Take a look at the online version here.    [Read More]

March 21 2013

Months after Hurricane Sandy stormed through our cities’ communities and ravished our gardens, the damage from Sandy’s wrath is still so painfully evident. In early January, Gunn, along with Vert Gardens, teamed up with New York Cares to spend a day “mucking out” (aka: gutting) homes in the Rockaways that were destroyed by the storm. […]  [Read More]

January 22 2013

Gunn is featured in the latest issue of Architectural Digest (The Power of Design, February 2013) for a project in New Canaan, CT. A true example of Gunn’s collaborative approach, we worked closely with the clients, interior designers, and Specht Harpman Architects to create a modern masterplan for the property’s comprehensive redesign. Landscape details including […]  [Read More]

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October 5 2012

The latest completed project from Gunn’s roster is the highly anticipated and just as well received J. Parker rooftop bar above the Hotel Lincoln in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood. Senior designer Erin McLean helped to transform the once bleak and hazardous rooftop–with its fantastic views of the city’s skyline, Lake Michigan and the nearby park–into […]  [Read More]

Late Summer Plantings
August 21 2012

Our plant selections–especially in the Hamptons where constant summer blooms are essential–provide much-needed late summer interest with hardy late blooming perennials and ornamental grasses.  [Read More]

The North Terrace Design
May 30 2012

To kick off a busy spring season, Gunn Landscape Architecture was asked to participate in the 40th Annual Kips Bay Decorator Show House. This year’s organizers strayed from their typical townhouse, holding the event in the Aldyn, a new construction high-rise building on Riverside Boulevard. Over thirty talented designers have brought an aesthetic touch to two […]  [Read More]

Organic Garden
November 22 2011

A successful growing season in Bridgehampton comes to an end, and the reward is a plentiful harvest of sweet onions, broccoli, bundles of arugula, and savory garlic.  [Read More]

October 28 2011

Earlier this week, members of the Gunn office ventured outdoors to Marine Park in Brooklyn, to volunteer with MillionTreesNYC. We spent the morning along with hundreds of others (and a number of rambunctious schoolchildren), planting over 1400 native tree species in a previously desolate area of the park. Volunteer coordinators estimated that with proper planting, […]  [Read More]

October 18 2011

We kicked off the fall season with the ground breaking of a future-LEED certified residence in Bridgehampton, NY.  [Read More]

April 28 2011

After a very busy week of preparation and installation, the Kips Bay Show House is now open to the public.  [Read More]

March 21 2011

We are proud to announce that we will be participating in the 39th Annual Kips Bay Decorator Show House!  [Read More]

Phlox and Lycoris Radiata
January 27 2011

The Gunn Office attended the 15th Annual Plant-O-Rama, and discovered new and unusual perennial, tree, and shrub varieties.  [Read More]

Trump SoHo Spa
December 8 2010

Dreaming of warm summer days when we can enjoy the perks of a recently finished project, the Spa at Trump SoHo Luxury Hotel.  [Read More]

UES Terrace 1
December 3 2010

An Upper East Side terrace, previously a mechanical storage area, is transformed into a multi-functional space.  [Read More]