Since 2006, the Klopfer Martin Design Group has taken strategic approaches to a broad range of projects, often balancing significant challenges of site, budget, and schedule. Our interdisciplinary work operates at the seam of landscape | architecture | infrastructure | urban design. We find projects to be most successful when they embody a constant, open and collaborative process with our clients. Our work emerges from the contemporary integration of a site’s history and cultural context and the creation of a compelling, lasting narrative.
We have been fortunate to work abroad on a wide range of projects such as China’s celebrated Shanghai Bund for the 2010 Expo, the landscape master plan for Abu Dhabi’s Al Maryah Island, and the memorialization of a holocaust burial site in Puchovichi, Belarus. Closer to home regional expertise extends from urban squares and parks in Boston, Brookline, Portland, Providence and Cambridge, to campus and educational spaces, to nature centers and private gardens.
Our work has been recognized with awards from the American Society of Landscape Architects, the Rudy Bruner Award of Urban Excellence, and the Environmental Design Resource Association, and published in the United States, China, Spain, Germany, Switzerland, and Hong Kong.
MARK KLOPFER is a LEED accredited, registered landscape architect and architect with over twenty years of practice experience. His experience is based in public building and park design, institutional and open space master planning, and on-structure landscapes. He has extensive public design process experience and has led numerous multi-disciplinary projects in both public and private sectors. Mr. Klopfer is Professor of Architecture at the Wentworth Institute of Technology and has been a member of the architecture and landscape faculties at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, Cornell University, and the Rhode Island School of Design. He is a Prince Charitable Trusts Rome Prize Fellow of the American Academy in Rome.
KAKI MARTIN is a designer with over twenty years of practice experience. Her experience is based in public park design in mostly urban conditions, institutional and open space master planning, and experiential learning landscapes. Ms. Martin currently teaches at the Rhode Island School of Design and has been an instructor in the core design curriculum at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. She is a current board member of the Community Design Resource Center of Boston, the former Chair of the Cambridge Conservation Commission and is also a founding board member of Good Sports, a Boston based non-profit serving disadvantaged youth.
Awesome Intern Alumni: Tommy Chandler, Woo Young Choi, Carson Gentry, Jane Hua, Mandy Johnson, Brett Keese, Isaiah Krieger, Zenobia Meckley, Nuith Morales, Kira Sargent, Izgi Uygur
We are always looking for passionate designers who are interested in shaping and rethinking how people engage with the built environment. If you are interested please contact us:
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Boston, MA 02114
Selected Client List
City of Beverly, Planning & Economic Development Office
City of Boston, Department of Public Works
City of Boston, Housing Authority
City of Boston, Public Facilities Department
City of Boston, Public School Department
City of Boston, Redevelopment Authority
City of Boston, Transportation Department
Town of Braintree, Department of Planning
Town of Brookline, Park and Open Space Division
City of Cambridge, Department of Public Works
City of Greensboro, Planning & Economic Development Department
Town of Jasper (IN), Economic Development Department
Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR)
Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport)
National Park Service, Cape Cod National Seashore
Louisville Downtown Development Corporation
City of Providence Department of Art, Culture & Tourism
City of Portland, Maine, Planning & Urban Development Department
Riverlife Task Force, Pittsburgh
Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA)
City of Shanghai, Planning Department
Campus + Master Planning
City of Beverly Planning & Economic Development Department
Boston Schoolyard Initiative
Boston University Medical Center
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
China Vanke Company, Research Division
Four Point Anacostia, LLC
Government of Panama
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Paul Cuffee School
Shady Hill School
American Repertory Theatre
Boston Schoolyard Initiative
Downtown Boston Business Improvement District
The Steel Yard
Summer Star Wildlife Sanctuary
The Alexico Group
China Vanke Company, Ltd.
Green Lot, LLC
Lamb Development Corporation
The Mayo Group
Mubadala Development Company, Abu Dhabi
Steven Brown and Judy Gawlik, Benton Harbor, MI
Thomas and Becky Sternal, Spencertown, NY
Tim Downing and Gigi de Manio, Carlisle, MA
Preston Family, Block Island, RI
Architects + Engineers
Bergmeyer Associates, Inc.
Dewing Schmid Kearns
Herzog & de Meuron
Ryall Porter Sheridan Architects
Touloukian Touloukian Architects
truth box, inc.
William O’Brien Architects