Design 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 & Urbanism
Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates
Elizabeth K. Meyer

Design Coordination
Remiger Suda

Hydrology & Ecology
Applied Ecological Services
Civil Design, Inc.

James Carpenter Design Associates
Trivers Associates

Finance & Strategies for Realization
Uhlir Consulting
HR&A Advisors

David Mason Associates
Guy Nordensen and Associates

Geotech Designer
Geotechnology, Inc. 

Soil Scientist
Olsson Associates

Soil & Plant Biology
Ecological Landscape Management

Landscape Historian


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

Ann Hamilton Studio

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

    Learn about the 10 goals of the CityArchRiver Design Competition.

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