Chris Anderson



Chris Anderson was initially drawn to the practice of landscape architecture after several years working for the National Park Service, interning at the Gowanus Canal Conservancy, and volunteering at prominent urban parks such as the High Line and Brooklyn Bridge Park in New York City. At Starr Whitehouse, he has supplemented his passion for dynamic public open spaces with a deeper understanding of the complex multi-scalar components and processes contained within landscape projects of all types. . From overseeing the construction of a one-acre resilience park in Hoboken, to coordinating the re-design and reconstruction of 35-acre St. Mary’s Park in the Bronx, to managing the completion of six new gateway plazas across New York State for the Empire State Trail, Chris has honed a versatile skill set geared toward finding creative solutions, coordinating efficiently with project teams, and delivering thoughtful, effective and well-loved spaces.

Since relocating to the Upper Hudson Valley in 2020, Chris has been active in establishing Starr Whitehouse’s studio in Hudson, NY. There, he works with Gail Wittwer-Laird to help organizations and communities Upstate transform open spaces for the needs of a twenty-first century world.

Representative Projects:

Bear Mountain State Park Restoration, Bear Mountain, NY
Manhattan Greenway Harlem River Waterfront Park Design, New York, NY
Scout Park, Hamlin, NY
Thompson Park Amphitheater Concept Plan, Watertown, New York
Promenade Hill Park Restoration and Universal Access, Hudson, NY
NYS Parks Empire State Trail Gateways, Multiple Sites, New York State
Bronson Park Vision, Hudson, NY
St. Mary’s Master Plan and Reconstruction, Bronx, NY
Battery Playscape, New York, NY
Harlem Greenway Link Study, New York, NY
Hoboken Southwest Park, Hoboken, NJ
Bedford Green House, Bronx, NY
Mill Brook Houses, Bronx, NY
Cunningham Park Garage, Queens, NY
Coney Island Affordable Housing Development, Brooklyn, NY
Covenant House Young Adult Shelter, New York, NY
StuyTown Fitness Playground, New York, NY
Fresh Creek Coastal Resiliency, Brooklyn, NY
Crossroads Development Plaza, Bronx, NY
Woodstock Residence, Woodstock, NY
Gowanus Greenscape Master Plan, Brooklyn, NY*

* Work completed prior to joining Starr Whitehouse