John p. williams
Master in Landscape Architecture, University of Massachusetts ‘75
Bachelor of Science in Architecture, City College - NY School of Environmental Design
Mr. Williams, a Principal with MKW since 1988 and President since 1993, is a landscape architect and urban designer experienced in all aspects of the profession. He is responsible for directing the firm's major projects and is the managing Principal for the firm. His work includes design for municipal parks and recreation areas, downtown revitalization, urban design, sports facilities, housing site development, and college and university projects.
He was Principal-in-Charge of the firm's work on Segments 6 & 7 of Hudson River Park, an $85 million waterfront park project between 25th and 59th Streets on the west side of Manhattan. In addition, he is leading the firm's efforts on the reconstruction of the East River Park bulkhead and public waterfront promenade, a $70 million project stretching from Jackson Street to 14th Street on the East River.
He has supervised the design, contract document preparation, and construction work for award winning projects such as the $16 million Atlantic City Convention Center Corridor Project, and the $14 million Flushing Bay Promenade Project in Queens. Under the firm's NYC Design Excellence Contract, he led the firm's design competition efforts to win the $28 million 130 acre new park in Staten Island known as "Ocean Breeze".
Mr. Williams directs the firm's work for the NYC Parks & Recreation on-call contract for landscape architectural services. Over the last 12 years, the firm has completed over 30 park and playground projects with a combined value of over $150 million.
Mr. Williams also directed the firm's work for the New York Botanical Garden Projects, including the West Gate Entrance and Parking Area, the Children's Adventure Garden, and the Library/Herbarium. He is currently Principal-in-Charge of the new Children's Garden at the Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Society in Dallas, Texas.
In addition to his firm responsibilities and landscape architectural experience, Mr. Williams has taught several semesters of graphic communication and landscape construction at the University of Massachusetts and Rutgers University.