KGK Expands Landscape Architecture Capabilities
Kuryla will spearhead the company’s expansion into the public and private arena; namely municipal, streetscape, parks and recreation, educational and corporate campuses, multifamily housing, and urban design projects. Derek also brings a fresh perspective and a collaborative approach to KGK’s design studio efforts in the residential design/build market that KGK has focused on for more than 30 years. He joins KGK after receiving a Bachelor’s of Science, cum laude, in Landscape Architecture from The Ohio State University and working as a design professional for MKSK Studios of Columbus, Ohio. During his tenure at MKSK, Derek’s efforts were focused on the planning and design phases of several high profile projects including The Ohio State University 15th & High Gateway, Columbus Metropolitan Main Library Renovations, Wells Barn at Franklin Park Conservatory, Nationwide Plaza Renovations, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Clinical Sciences Pavilion, Parks Edge Condominiums Phase I, OSU ‘Ohio Field’ North High Street Landscape, Rose Music Center at the Heights, Buggyworks Arena District Phase II, and Franklin Park Conservatory Atrium Improvements. Prior to his formal schooling Derek developed several years of practical knowledge in KGK’s landscape construction division.
“His experience at MKSK in Columbus, which is a very progressive city in terms of landscape architecture, will allow us to serve the needs of a new client base with extensive capabilities,” said Ken Kuryla, president of KGK. “We are very proud to bring such a talented design professional back to our family business to continue on as a 2nd generation firm.
About KGK Gardening & Design Corp
Ken Kuryla established a Landscape Design and Construction Company in his hometown of Hudson shortly after graduating with a Bachelor’s of Science from The Ohio State University with a degree in Landscape Horticulture in 1984. The firm very quickly grew into a premier landscape company due to his creativity, commitment to quality, in-depth knowledge of construction, and a high level of trustworthiness. Today this multimillion dollar company continues to provide full service landscape design, construction, and maintenance services throughout Northeast Ohio under the guidance of Ken and his dedicated hardworking staff.