Unknown Studio

About

Unknown Studio is a landscape architecture and urban design practice with a deep belief in the power of the designed landscape to bring joy, wonder, beauty and improved quality of life to all. Through the craft of design and engaged collaboration we create new places and microclimates, tell stories, unearth memories and amplify the culture and ecology of the places in which we live.

Work

We design at all scales and sites, on the spectrum from urban to rural, regional to human scale. Regardless of site, size, or program, we strive to imagine and realize built landscapes that reframe daily experience and promote a sense of immersion that awakens, inspires, and connects. We work with our clients and stakeholders to create cohesive, memorable, and experientially powerful places for people.

Approach

Our workspace is equal parts studio and laboratory. Through experimentation and cross-disciplinary study, our practice seeks to understand the craft, history, and traditions of the places in which we work. Through engagement with our clients and stakeholders, we pursue a deep understanding of place and develop designed responses that are durable, resilient, and timeless. On all sites, we bring a passion for the making of landscape that embraces both innovative and time-tested techniques.

Community

Our studio is based in Baltimore, MD, a creative workhorse of the Mid-Atlantic. We are inspired by Baltimore’s dynamic urban environment, vibrant, living arts community, and legacy of ambitious industrialism. Locally, our collaborations seek to enliven and improve the city’s public spaces and promote social and ecological equity.


Unknown Studio is a certified Small Business and a woman-owned firm certified MBE by the Maryland Department of Transportation’s (MDOT) Office of Minority Business Enterprise (OMBE).