The McKay Design Studio provides unsurpassed landscape design expertise for commercial, government, and civic projects as well as large residential estates and finer homes. Learn about The McKay Design Studio for:

Commercial Landscapes & Outdoor Spaces

McKay's staff of designers and landscape architects understand and appreciate that before your customers or clients even set foot in your door, the landscaping that surrounds your store or office affects their overall customer experience.

  • Well designed, installed, and maintained hardscapes and softscapes set a premium aura. Your guests will carry that aura into your facility and thereafter associate it with your business.
  • Conversely, ragged landscaping starts you off at a disadvantage. It leaves a first impression that needs rehabilitation - before you have even met your prospect.






Public and Civic Projects

McKay's Design Studio bring the same commitment and understanding to site planning and landscape design for public and civic enterprises as they do for commercial outdoor spaces.

  • The quality of greenscapes found in and around a city, inside its parks, and elsewhere can quickly identify it as upscale, or in the process of renewal, and thereby a desirable place to live.
  • Such intangibles also influence the decisions of corporate site-selectors regarding expanding, locating, or relocating their companies in one city, town, or EDO over another.
  • Citizens entering a municipal office note the quality and condition of the building along with the landscaping that surrounds it. Thereby they anticipate the value of the employees and services found inside—for better or worse according to what they see.

Whether your needs are for a commercial, government, or civic project, McKay Design Studio can provide analysis, planning, and design expertise including but not limited to:

  • Productive landscape systems that purge pollutants from storm-water, air, and soil
  • Systems mapping (including GIS analysis)
  • Open-space planning
  • Urban landscape design & downtown redevelopment strategies
  • Green infrastructure projects
  • Landscape design guidelines
  • Public process


Civic Projects       



Residential Estates & Finer Homes

Alongside our regional network of McKay Design Pros, The McKay Studio provides landscape design, installation, and maintenance services for large residential estates and finer homes—including premium “hardscape features such as:

  • Driveways
  • Fire pits
  • Interlocking walkways
  • Outdoor kitchens
  • Water features
  • Retaining walls
  • Steps
  • Sunken patios
  • Waterfalls
  • And more