breana Parian
Jr. Landscape Architect

Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry ‘15

Ms. Parian, a Jr. Landscape Architect, joined the firm immediately after graduating from SUNY ESF in Syracuse NY with a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture. She is involved with several phases of project development with MKW, including conceptual and schematic design, the production of design development drawings, construction documents, cost estimates, specifications, construction administration and project management, presentation graphics and renderings on a wide variety of projects.  

Ms. Parian has taken projects from conceptual design to schematic design packages, through to construction documents and construction administration for several projects, including major New York City Parks & Recreation projects. The most notable ones being New York City Department of Parks and Recreation’s Community Parks Initiative (CPI) bundled Brooklyn playgrounds (Jesse Owens Playground in Bedford Stuyvesant, Saratoga Ballfields in Crown Heights, Ten Eyck Playground in East Williamsburg, and Stockton Playground in Bushwick) and Phase 1 of Highbridge Park, a New York City Anchor Park.

Her most recent computer graphic production work is centered on the NYC DPR Community Parks Initiative, specifically Morningside Park. Early in the design process she participated in the community scoping and outreach sessions and then analyzed the public feedback to produce schematic design renderings. She has also prepared hand-sketched graphics for the conceptual design presentation of a Financial Office Campus in New Jersey.

Ms. Parian has also been involved in the production of cost estimates, specifications and managing projects during construction administration. She has successfully prepared contract document sets including layout and materials plans, planting plans and site details. 

Prior to joining MKW + Associates, Ms. Parian conducted an independent research study on the correlation between the food and the landscape in Cape Town, South Africa. In the past, she interned at the James Rose Center, located in Ridgewood NJ, where she helped create a patent package for the ASLA award winning James Rose Bench.