With nine years of design and project management experience in multidisciplinary environments, Wendy’s work ranges from green infrastructure to fine art. For Wendy, good design works on multiple levels: it is responsive, reaching out to community members and incorporating their visions; it is functional, meeting the demands of city infrastructure and people alike; it is aesthetic, blending elements of form and concept; and finally, it is contextual, drawing out the unique character of each location. Her multi-faceted approach and experience make Wendy a valued member of the Starr Whitehouse team and a capable leader on multidisciplinary projects.
In her volunteer work outside Starr Whitehouse, Wendy introduces members of the community to new design possibilities through an investigative, hands-on approach. She is an active board member of the Gowanus Canal Conservancy, where she co-chairs the Volunteer Committee and develops outreach initiatives that focus on creative applications of ecological restoration. These monthly events ask people to help with everything from installing neighborhood streetside gardens to transforming urban schoolyards and creating kits that teach middle school students about modular stormwater infrastructure. Wendy also heads her own projects for the GCC, testing sustainable design practices such as using targeted plant species for their phyto-remediative properties.
Freshkills South Park, Staten Island, NY
Harlem River Greenway, New York, NY
The Battery PlayScape, New York, NY
Southwest Park, Hoboken, NJ
375 Pearl Plaza, New York, NY
Caton Place Housing, Brooklyn, NY
626 Flatbush Avenue Housing, Brooklyn, NY
Clinton Commons, New York, NY
Bronx River House, Bronx, NY
Qala Alti Villa, Baku Azerbaijan
W 57th Street High Rise, New York, NY