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I am passionate about creating spaces that bring people and nature together to promote holistic wellness and environmental sustainability


Streetscapes for Wellness, NYC Public Design Commission, 2022

Streets Ahead: Five Routes to a Thriving City, Urban Design Forum, 2022

Participatory Design of Playground Park, Landscape Architect Specifer News, Sep 1, 2021

Jennifer Nitzky,
Design Principal

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.  Since 2002, she has been involved in the development of over 200 playgrounds for the Trust for Public Land’s NYC Playgrounds Program from participatory
design through construction administration. These new playgrounds are focused on green infrastructure and included permeable pavement, rain gardens, and large turf areas for
stormwater collection.


Jennifer is passionate about expanding awareness of the profession and is a strong advocate for landscape and environmental issues. She has been actively involved in American Society of Landscape Architects serving as is a 2-term past president of ASLA-NY and  Trustee. She is Vice President of the Fine Arts Federation of NY, a member of the NYC Pollinator Working Group, and is an Urban Design Forum Fellow. She previously served on Manhattan Community Board 7.

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