Firm Profile

Templeton Landscape Architecture & Planning is a firm based in Cooperstown and Ithaca, New York, providing professional landscape architectural design services that include higher education and medical campuses, public parks and streetscapes as well as providing planning services for local communities.

Palmer, an upstate New York native, has been a practicing landscape architect for over eighteen years and in 2010 formed Templeton Landscape Architecture and Planning to further her interest in progressing environmentally responsible projects through minimalist approaches to site design, the use of local materials and sensitivity to the natural world.  Her experience has ranged from large scale master planning to detailed design through construction. She has specific interest in historical districts and properties, higher education campus design and public parks.

Breiten, a landscape designer for over two decades, has focused on design-build, quality installations and craftsmanship. He has particular skill in site detailing and plant materials and has an interest in natural resource planning for communities. His Master’s thesis focused on the lakeshore and watershed of Otsego Lake.

Together, they are committed to a collaboration which strives for excellence in all aspects of design.


Templeton is a certified Woman Owned Business Enterprise in the State of New York.

Michele A. Palmer, RLA
DBA Templeton Landscape Architecture & Planning