Young + Dring is a design partnership specializing in landscape architecture. Enjoying their own company for more than 20 years, the wife and husband team of Kay Young and Chris Dring have successfully blended their professional experience into a practice mirroring their personal character: excellence, passion and authenticity. These values manifest in creative design solutions by embracing landscape architecture and its unique possibilities. Young + Dring have taken their profession and the meaning of collaboration to a remarkable level.
The decision to operate in a small studio setting fosters an atmosphere that promotes personal attention and quality design to a wide range of clients including individual property owners, institutions, corporations and the public sector. Commissions range from intimate gardens to vastly complex urban development with large multi-disciplinary teams. Privileged to have worked on projects across the country from Portland, Oregon, to Portland, Maine, they have built a solid design portfolio for distinguished patrons.
Licensed in Kansas, Missouri, Maine, Maryland, Virginia and Washington, Young + Dring is CLARB certified to facilitate work throughout the country. They are professionally affiliated with the American Society of Landscape Architects and certified as a WBE within the City of Kansas City, Missouri.