Jeffrey Martin

Senior Associate


With fourteen years of public sector experience, Senior Associate and Landscape Architect Jeffrey Martin brings a passion for site remediation, climate policy, and work in underserved communities to Starr Whitehouse. Jeffrey currently leads the Starr Whitehouse consultant team on the ambitious renovation of the great lawn and lakefront at Bear Mountain State Park, preparing this beloved landscape for changing use patterns and climatic conditions. As former Deputy Director of Landscape Architecture at NYC Parks’ Capital Division, Jeffrey designed the award-winning Sankofa Park African Burial Ground Commemorative Landscape; remediated 58.5 acres of the Red Hook Recreation Area; and reconstructed playgrounds in underserved neighborhoods across the city. As Director of Green Infrastructure Operations for the NYC Department of Environmental Protection, Jeffrey was instrumental in developing DEP’s original Standards for Green Infrastructure Practices. Today, he continues to prioritize natural systems and resilience in his work at Starr Whitehouse and as Vice Chair of the Land Use Committee for his local community board. Jeffrey received his master’s degree in public policy from the New School with a focus on climate adaptation. His studies took him to Cape Town, South Africa, where he worked with Slum Dwellers International (SDI), an organization recently nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.

Representative Projects:

Bear Mountain State Park Restoration, Bear Mountain, NY
Packer Collegiate Institute Courtyard, Brooklyn, NY
Linden Park and Skatepark, Brooklyn, NY*
Ocean Parkway Malls Bike Path, Brooklyn, NY*
Chester Playground, Brooklyn, NY*
Linden Park, Brooklyn, NY*
Sankofa Park African Burial Ground Commemorative Landscape, Brooklyn, NY*
Red Hook Recreation Area, Brooklyn, NY*
NYC Parks Community Parks Initiative, New York, NY*
Fairview Park, Staten Island, NY*
NYC DEP Standards for Green Infrastructure, New York, NY*
Greenstreets Design Citywide, New York, NY*

*Projects completed prior to joining Starr Whitehouse