Michael Haggerty



Michael Haggerty is an architect and certified urban planner with a focus on environmental sustainability and leading the urban development process to improve the public realm. He began his career with the public art organization Creative Time in New York, and subsequently practiced as an urban planner, working in diverse cities including New York, Newark, and New Orleans as well as in Southeast Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. Michael’s urban planning and design work includes a broad range of project types including master planning, redevelopment planning, campus planning, urban design guidelines, and public realm design.

Michael is also a design instructor and has been visiting faculty at Pratt Institute School of Architecture since 2010. At Pratt, he has taught planning studios on neighborhood development in Red Hook, Gowanus, and East New York, Brooklyn, and courses on climate change, urban design, and graphic visualization. Community engagement is at the forefront of Michael’s teaching and professional activities, and his work in participatory design and post-disaster planning has been widely recognized by, among others, the U.S. Agency for International Development, the SEED Award for Public Interest Design, and the American Institute of Architects New York and San Francisco chapters.

Representative Projects

  • Carroll Park Community Vision Plan, Brooklyn, NY
  • Anderson Park, New Rochelle, NY
  • East Harlem Coastal Resiliency Project, New York, NY
  • Harlem Greenway Link, New York, NY
  • Re-envisioning Branch Libraries, New York, NY*
  • Newark Master Plan Revision, Newark, NJ*
  • Harlem River Promenade, Bronx, NY*
  • Future of the Gardiner Expressway Environmental Assessment and Integrated Urban Design Study, Toronto, Canada*
  • Bard College Campus Framework, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY*
  • NYU Plans 2031 Phase 1, New York, NY*
  • Unified New Orleans Recovery Plan, New Orleans, LA*
  • Padang Housing and Vulnerability Assessment, Padang, Indonesia*
  • Ger Area Disaster Risk Reduction and Community Action Plan, Ulaanbaator, Mongolia*
  • Global Program for Inclusive Municipal Governance, Luanda, Angola*
  • Cities Development Strategies (CDS), Solo, Pekalongan, and Banjarmasin, Indonesia*

* Work completed prior to joining Starr Whitehouse