Mary Rice, RLA

Senior Landscape Architect

Mary believes a built project reinforces the natural ecosystem and synthesizes a rich understanding of the history and theory of landscape design, a thorough knowledge of plant material, and a well-developed technical design ability. These characteristics are reflected in her work that is heavily influenced by a deep respect for the relationship between the land and the architecture of a project. Designing landscapes across the New York metropolitan area since 1981, Mary’s typology focus is wide-ranging and includes numerous commercial, institutional, recreational, and residential projects. Some of her recent projects includes PS 217M, Wyckoff Plaza, and Del Valle Plaza.


Mary taught the History of Design at The New York Botanical Gardens and has also been a guest lecturer for The Putnam County Historical Society, The Philipstown Garden Club, and The National Council of State Garden Clubs. She is an active member of the Coldspring community and volunteers on the Design Guidelines Committee for the Village of Cold Spring Historic Review. Mary is a Registered Landscape Architect in the state of New York.


B.S.,  Landscape Architecture, City College of New York, 1985

B.A., General Studies - Environmental Studies & Design, University of Maryland, 1980

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