Contemporary Gardens of the Hamptons
LaGuardia Design Group 1990-2020
Christopher LaGuardia. introduction by Alastair Gordon
First monograph to present the work of Laguardia Design Group, a highly regarded landscape architecture firm specializing in contemporary residential design in the Hamptons.
With offices in Water Mill, LaGuardia Design Group is immersed in the fragile landscape of the Hamptons, both its woods and meadows and the dramatic shoreline along the Atlantic. Notable projects include the rebuilding of the dunescape surrounding a landmark Norman Jaffe house damaged by storms, collaborations with well-known contemporary architects, iand the setting for a distinguished collection of contemporary sculpture in Bridgehampton.
Founded in 1994 by Christopher LaGuardia, this firm is committed to expressing the character of each site and recognized for its environmental stewardship, historic references, and meticulously designed outdoor spaces. 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 residential award in the profession.
Praise for Contemporary Gardens of the Hamptons
“An incredible landscaping book, coffee table book . . . it’s amazing.”
“Twenty-one high-end residential projects by the Water Mill, New York-based LaGuardia Design Group fill the pages of this lavish monograph.”
—Landscape Architecture Magazine
“Renowned designer Christopher LaGuardia’s first book pays homage to 30 years of incredible work and environmental stewardship. . . . Providing a diversion from the woes of the pandemic, the tome takes readers through a series of projects the firm has completed in the Hamptons throughout its time on the scene.”
“If you're into contemporary design (or would like to be), then you simply must get a copy . . . The book is a true inspiration for any designer who thinks outside the traditional box.”
—Garden Design Online
“Pages and pages of images that transport the reader to stunning landscapes and gardens across the region.”
—James Lane Post