Mark K. Morrison, RLA, LLA, FASLA, GRP
President & CEO
Mark K. Morrison brings over forty years of professional design experience to MKM. Mark earned a degree in landscape architecture from the University of Wisconsin - Madison with an emphasis in horticulture and regional planning, and founded his firm in 1983 with a commitment to improving urban and regional open space by employing green infrastructure techniques. Mark stands out as a leader in sustainable sites, having transformed hundreds of open spaces throughout the five boroughs of New York from asphalt to green and at the same time pioneering a series of Low Impact Development strategies which have since been adopted by the City of New York. One of a handful of Green Roof Professionals in North America, he is a leader in green roof design and planting on structure.
Mark’s landscape architectural expertise has been repeatedly called upon by the New York State DOT, the New York City DOT, the New York City Parks & Recreation, NYC Housing Authority, NYC School Construction Authority, NYS Dormitory Authority as well as the Battery Park City Authority. Mark received national recognition for his overall excellence in Executed Works in 1997 and was elected as a Fellow by the American Society of Landscape Architects. Mark was the president of the New York City Chapter of the ASLA in 1993/1994 and 1981/1983. Morrison is a frequent speaker at numerous venues on “Sustainable Landscape Architectural Design” and “The History and Evolution of Vintage Gardening Tools”. Mark, a world traveler and member of The Explorers club, has one of the finest antique gardening tool collections in the country, with tools from all parts of the globe.
Anne Vaterlaus, RLA
Director of Design
Anne is a registered landscape architect in New York, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. She received a Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture from City College of NY and holds a Masters in Landscape Architecture from Harvard Graduate School of Design, where she graduated with distinction. Anne has project experience from conceptual design through construction administration, project management, client management, and stakeholder meetings. Project types range from residential to large urban development, both public and private / commercial projects and campus design. Prior to joining MKM, Anne worked for several firms including Ayers Saint Gross, Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, Billie Cohen Ltd. Anne has taught at Columbia University, City College of New York, and Roger Williams University, and has served as a critic at a number of colleges and universities, including Harvard GSD, Columbia University, Washington University in St. Louis, MO., Wentworth Institute of Technology, SUNY Syracuse, and City College of New York.
Anamel Sanchez, RLA, MLA, ASLA
Senior Landscape Architect
Anamel earned a degree in Architecture form the UCNE, Dominican Republic, and an MLA from City College in New York. After arriving in New York in 2010 and before going on to earn her landscape architecture degree, Anamel worked for engineering companies doing construction management and project management. She joined the MKM team in 2015. Anamel has project experience from conceptual design through construction management, project administration, architectural design, and landscape architecture. Project types range from small residential renovations to large mix use buildings, public and private institutional projects as well as large commercial development.
Alisa Stanislaw, MLA
Alisa holds a Master of Landscape Architecture and a Bachelor of Art History from Rutgers University. She has experience in design, construction and maintenance within the public and private realm. She has four years of a diverse range of project experience including small playgrounds, public parks and streetscapes in Manhattan, as well as farm design and residential projects. She has been involved with scope from conceptual design through construction including acting as a resident landscape architect on a construction site, agency coordination and public involvement. She is pursuing New York state licensure in Landscape Architecture which she expects to hold within the year. Alisa’s design methodology is driven by taking into account the culture and history of a place in order to offer a positive spatial experience that serves people and the environment. Prior to joining Mark K. Morrison Landscape Architecture PC (MKM), Alisa worked for R/F Landscape Architecture, SiteWorks Landscape Architecture, NYC Parks and ETM Associates.
Erica Koh, MLA
Erica has a background in gardening design and earned her MLA from the Illinois Institute of Technology. She has experience from concept through construction, having worked in a variety of design related industries. Erica has specialized training in digital representation and modeling.
Yifan Kong, MLA, LEED
Yifan has a background in Ecology and she earned her MLA degree from Rhode Island School of Design. During her academic and professional practice, she has developed a broad range of interests in environmental science, furniture design, and public art, all which feed into her design breadth. She is skilled in employing multiple representation methods including 3D modeling and computer graphics renderings to effectively communicate many aspects of landscape architecture projects.
Blake L. Morrison, MLA, ASLA, GRP
Blake earned a BA from UNH and an MLA from City College in Landscape Architecture. Blake joined the MKM team after having had 15 years of experience with landscape construction in urban and suburban settings. He has a strong feeling for materials and hands-on knowledge of detailing, sub-surface conditions, and proper installation methods. Blake is passionate about his design work, able to think big-picture as well as fine scale in his approach to sites. He has managed the installation of green roof systems in NYC, at the Visionaire condominium in Battery Park City, at One Lincoln Plaza, at Clermont Greene in Brooklyn, NY at PS 6 in New York, NY and many other sites. He has a clear sense of how projects word from design to CA, and also is fluent in cost estimating.
We are always looking for talented landscape architects to join our team. We invite you to email your resume, cover letter and portfolio to Mark Morrison at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are currently hiring in our New Rochelle office.