About us

Founded by Douglas C. McCord, ASLA in 1992, McCord Landscape Architecture, PLLC provides a full range of professional services for private, municipal, institutional, and commercial landscape architecture projects throughout New York State. We provide creative yet economical and practical solutions that meet the needs of our clients.

We spend more time in public spaces than anywhere else – the urban streetscapes, parks, courtyards and areas that are our homes away from home. Careful design by a landscape architect can enhance our experience with these areas … and the relationship among the people, the natural and built environments and the public open spaces. At McCord Landscape Architecture, PLLC we, as landscape architects, understand the special needs of these areas and the people who use them, the importance of human scale, the basic senses and instincts of people who use the spaces.

We are especially sensitive to our clients needs and understand the need to listen and respond to your needs. Our design solutions protect existing resources, increase the value of your property, and maximize its potential. Through our sophisticated and creative planning capabilities, our customers benefit for years to come.

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Our Staff

DougDouglas C. McCord, RLA, ASLA

Founder and Principal / Landscape Architect

Doug McCord is the founder and principal of McCord Landscape Architecture. Doug has been a resource in the Upstate New York community for over 35 years, allowing him to bring a wealth of knowledge and creative insight to each project. In 2016 Doug became a chapter trustee for the New York Upstate Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects.

BLA, State University of New York, College of Environmental Science and Forestry, 1980

M.B.A. Business Management, Rochester Institute of Technology, 1989

Professional Affiliations

New York Upstate Chapter of American Society of Landscape Architects (NYUASLA)

Chapter Trustee: 2016-2018
Chapter President: 2009-2011
Executive Committee Member since 2003
Chairman, Rochester Section: 1991-2001

Council of Landscape Architectural Review Boards (CLARB)

Certified since 1986
Licensing Examination Grading: 13 years

Licensed to Practice Landscape Architecture in:

New York State and Pennsylvania
New York State Council of Landscape Architects (NYSCLA)
Member and Past President: 2006-2007