Established in 1992 and located in Water Mill, NY, the LaGuardia Design Group is a 10-person landscape architecture firm specializing in high-end residential and commercial design. Led by head principal, Christopher LaGuardia, and principals, Ian Hanbach and Daniel Thorp, the firm’s original and effective design solutions have been implemented throughout the United States and Asia and recognized in numerous publications. With a strong belief in creative collaboration between clients, architects, and consultants, the firm works towards expressing the best character of each site while meeting the requirements of program, schedule, and budget. Rather than attempting to mimic nature, LDG’s goal with every design is to interpret natural processes as an artistic expression in their work. In 2013, LDG received the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) award of excellence in residential design, the highest national award in the profession.
Each project begins with a thorough analysis of the defined objective and the sensitive realities of a site and its context. We devise, test and refine a range of schemes and ideas in accordance to the objective, which helps us to achieve an appropriate fit with the client’s needs and the site.
Christopher LaGuardia holds a Bachelor's Degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Georgia. Shortly after leaving Georgia, LaGuardia began working for the internationally renowned landscape architecture firm M. Paul Friedberg & Partners Urban Design, in New York City. After several years with Friedberg, LaGuardia settled in Bridgehampton, NY to work for Norman Jaffe, FAIA, a well-known architect notably known for his modern and environmentally compatible residences. Building from a decade of experience under Jaffe, LaGuardia decided to establish his own practice in 1992. Since then, Christopher LaGuardia, Landscape Architect, P.C. and his associates have spearheaded over 100 large-scale projects, ranging anywhere from small garden designs to 30-acre estates and international resorts.