Construction Team

Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, Inc. is a landscape architecture firm that has a history of creating sustainable and experientially rich places across a wide range of landscape scales, from city to park to campus to garden. Among their most notable projects are Brooklyn Bridge Park, Allegheny Riverfront Park, Harvard Yard and Pennsylvania Avenue at the White House.

MVVA’s projects have received numerous honors including awards from the American Society of Landscape Architects, the National Park Service, the Municipal Arts Society of New York City, the Royal Architecture Institute of Canada, the Institute of Transportation Engineers, the Building Stone Institute, the Waterfront Center, Places/EDRA, Progressive Architecture and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. MVVA has also won multiple high-profile design competitions.

Landscape Architecture
Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates

Prime General Contractors
McCarthy Castle JVI
Kozney Wagner

Design Coordination
Remiger Design

Hydrology & Ecology
Applied Ecological Services
Civil Design, Inc.

Project Architecture

Cooper Robertson, Architect and
James Carpenter Design Associates, with Trivers Associates

Finance & Strategies for Realization
Uhlir Consulting
HR&A Advisors

David Mason Associates
Guy Nordensen and Associates

Structural Engineering
Alper Audi


Geotech Designer

Geotechnology, Inc. 

Soil Scientist
Olsson Associates

Soil & Plant Biology
Ecological Landscape Management

Museum Planning
Cooper, Robertson & Partners
Haley Sharpe Design (Exhibits)

Planning & Urban Design
Greenberg Consultants

Survey and Geotechnical
EDSI Engineering

Randy Burkett Lighting Design

Water Feature Design

Site Security
ABS Consulting

Cohen Hilberry Architects

  • The office works closely with urban planners, architects, engineers and ecologists, and as a result, MVVA has emerged as an innovative leader of multidisciplinary urban design teams.
  • Design Goals

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