Jennifer Nitzky,


Senior Landscape Architect

Jennifer is a Registered Landscape Architect and ISA Certified Arborist with over 20 years of experience in urban planning and design, parks and recreational design, playgrounds, green roofs and campus design working in both small landscape architecture firms and large multi-disciplined offices. She is skilled in a community-oriented planning and design processes, leading workshops, design charrettes and hands-on activities, and has extensive experience working with city agencies. As lead designer and project manager for a wide range of projects from concept through construction, she has the ability to identify the greater contextual vision of a project and develop the intricate details to make the project a reality.

Jennifer has worked as lead designer and project manager for a wide range of projects including Bronx Community College Quad, Highland Park Ridgewood Reservoir Masterplan and Greenway in Queens, JFK Airport Green Roof Design Guidelines, and Schaefer Landing Green Roof in Brooklyn. She has also been involved in the development of over 50 playgrounds for the Trust for Public Land’s (TPL) NYC Playgrounds Program from participatory design with students through construction administration. These new playgrounds are focused on green infrastructure and included permeable pavement, rain gardens, and large turf areas for stormwater collection.  

She is passionate about expanding awareness of the profession and is a strong advocate for landscape and environmental issues through social media outlets. Her love for plants, planting design and life-long play is a driving force for inspiration and spiritual balance in life–taking a break from the hustle of city living to experience natural and designed landscapes whenever possible.

Jennifer is an active member of the American Society of Landscape Architects and serves on both the Fine Arts Federation of New York and Manhattan Community Board 7.

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