Wendy Andringa



With over ten 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 member of the Gowanus Canal Conservancy, where she develops outreach initiatives that focus on creative applications of ecological restoration. Wendy also heads her own projects for the GCC, such as the Square Foot Stormwater Module Initiative, and the Floating Gardens Workshop which explores phytoremediation of contaminated water. Wendy has also worked as a visiting instructor of landscape architecture at the College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse. Her research interests are in both nuclear landscapes and mapping supply chain geographies of landscape materials used in New York City.

Representative Projects

  • Southwest Park, Hoboken, NJ
  • E 92nd Street Terraces and Bonus Plaza, New York, NY
  • Freshkills South Park, Staten Island, NY
  • Harlem River Greenway, New York, NY
  • The Battery PlayScape, New York, NY
  • Alexandre Dumas Development, Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • 375 Pearl Plaza, New York, NY
  • PS342 Courtyards, New York, NY
  • Caton Place Housing, Brooklyn, NY
  • 626 Flatbush Avenue Housing, Brooklyn, NY
  • Clinton Commons, New York, NY
  • Bronx River House, Bronx, NY
  • VIA 57 West, New York, NY