KMS DESIGN GROUP SERVICES
KMS Design Group, LLC is a Landscape Architecture firm located in Montgomery County, PA. KMS provides services to public, non-profit and private clients in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. The firm is known for its professionalism, attention to detail and prompt response to client needs. KMS has proven itself a reliable consultant for many types of projects and appointments including:
Site Lighting Analysis/Design
KMS offers complete outdoor lighting design services using the latest design technology. KMS prepares energy efficient, dark sky compliant designs that offer both safety and aesthetic appeal. Among the lighting designs completed by KMS are high-end residential landscapes, community streetscape lighting plans, parking lot lighting, and network of lighted pathways and gardens for the VA.
Irrigation System Design
KMS Design Group offers complete irrigation system design services using the most current research and technology. KMS designs water saving drip and spray irrigation systems that are reliable, provide complete coverage without overspray, and are easy to maintain. Among the irrigation designs completed by KMS are private residences, commercial sites, civic buildings, and community park facilities.
Horticultural Therapy Garden Design
KMS provides design services for therapeutic gardens used in passive and active horticultural therapy. KMS' design concept and artist's renderings (pictured) were used to solicit design and construction funds for a long-term nursing facility in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Additionally, KMS prepared designs for physical, horticultural, aroma, and emotional therapy gardens for a VA Hospital in New York State.
KMS is well known for its knowledge and sensitivity to natural landscapes. KMS’ projects have involved restoring damaged landscapes using native plant materials and replicating native ecosystems. KMS’ most notable projects include Chester County’s award-winning Black Rock Sanctuary wetland creation and meadow restoration project, trail corridor meadow restoration and reforestation in Montgomery County, natural burial plots in an historic cemetery, and a Montgomery County college campus.
KMS offers design services for streetscapes using the “complete streets” philosophy - giving equal stature to all modes of transportation. KMS’ designs focus on comfort, safety for bicyclists and pedestrians, and creating a unique sense of place, while allowing the efficient movement of vehicles. KMS works closely with municipalities and revitalization committees to produce unique, context sensitive, ADA compliant designs for each streetscape project.
Urban Redevelopment - Housing
KMS provides land planning and sustainable design services for land development projects focusing on urban infill, redevelopment, brownfield and other difficult sites. Services include preparing sketch and presentation plans, design feasibility and circulation analysis, circulation design, expert testimony, sustainable landscape and stormwater best management plans, and plans necessary for general land development approvals.
Residential Landscape Design/Master Planning
KMS Design Group works with residential clients to bring their dreams to reality. KMS prepares designs that provide homeowners with landscapes offering complete living environments. KMS also works with highly qualified contractors, assisting them with their projects to obtain approvals from municipal authorities.
Stormwater Best Management Practices Design
KMS has been working on projects using stormwater “Best Management Practices” for well over fifteen years. The firm is very familiar with BMPs including infiltration beds, rain gardens, and other systems to control stormwater at, or near, the source to reduce the incidence of flooding and flood damage.
Park Master Planning and Design
KMS’ expertise in park and recreation master planning, design, and construction document preparation spans over forty years. KMS has provided its award-winning expertise for recreation projects as small as one-half acre to complete townships, and as simple as repairs to playing courts to as complex as comprehensive recreation plans for entire communities.
Trail Planning and Design
KMS’ trail planning, design, and construction document preparation expertise is well recognized regionally. A KMS Principal serves on the Pennsylvania State Trails Advisory Committee and Bike Montco Steering Committee. KMS has completed township-wide greenway and trail master plans for several communities in eastern Pennsylvania, award-winning designs for a trail through an historic National Park, and a connecting trail through a state park. KMS continues to advise the trail community on correction of trail construction problems.