Rubus Landscape Architecture is committed to creating playful, climate-oriented and culturally significant landscapes.  Our goal is to make places that are beautiful, culturally and historically contextual, and a joy to be in.  Although our client base is diverse, we are particularly experienced working with private clients, not-for-profit groups and community organizations, helping them define, design and develop their open space. 

Services:

  • Concept Design

  • Schematic Design

  • Community Presentations

  • Approvals Presentations

  • Design Development

  • Construction Documents

  • Construction Supervision

  • Design Build (Planting)

  • Project Management

Founder:

Crystal Gaudio is a registered landscape architect in New York State and has a MLA in Landscape Architecture from the University of California Berkeley.  She has fourteen years of experience building landscapes throughout the US and is dedicated to the improvement and creation of public landscapes for the enjoyment of all.  The beginning of her career took place in Brooklyn New York while working with the Prospect Park Alliance building noteworthy landscapes including the LeFrak Center at Lakeside, and the Zucker Natural Exploration Area to name just two. With the founding of Rubus Landscape, she has designed residential landscapes in Brooklyn and Los Angeles that highlight native and climate-oriented planting, worked as a Project Manager for Public Improvement Projects in Manhattan and designed small public play areas. Combining her work in Prospect Park and independently at Rubus, Crystal designed: historic landscapes, new waterfront promenades and plazas, intensive and extensive green roofs, monument restoration, playgrounds, natural play areas, and circulation paths and planting design.

 

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Awards:

ASLA-NY Merit Award for Design 2017 - Gardens Rising Green Infrastructure Feasibility Study (WE Design: Landscape Architect, NYCCGC: Client, Rubus Landscape: Project Manager)

Best of New York 2014: Playground - Donald and Barbara Zucker Natural Exploration Area (March 2014 issue New York Magazine)

New York’s Most Amazing Playgrounds 2013 - Vanderbilt Playground (July 30, 2013 New York Magazine)

Lucy Moses Award for Historic Restoration 2012 - Restoration of the Prospect Park Lakeshore and Music Island

ASLA-NY Merit Award for Design Excellence 2012 - Restoration of the Prospect Park Lakeshore and Music Island

NYC Design Commission Award for Excellence 2010 - Restoration of the Prospect Park Lakeshore from the Summer House to the Concert Grove and Music Island