Kristen Reardon

Senior Associate


With a background in architecture, landscape architecture, and urban design, Kristen is passionate about exploring the intersection between landscapes and urban environments. With a focus on designing resilient urban spaces, her work is informed by extensive risk analysis, particularly within our changing climate. As Associate at Starr Whitehouse, Kristen manages a diverse array of projects across all scales, from public open spaces to residential terraces. She believes that successful designs are ones that address the human design scale and encourage community participation. Her recent work includes the design for a 35-acre nature preserve in Arverne East, Queens; the transformation of an existing parking lot into a resilient maritime dunescape ecology with educational exhibits at the Jones Beach Energy and Nature Center; and several amenity terraces at residential buildings across New York. She has seven years of experience and received a Master of Science in Architecture and Urban Design from Columbia University.

Representative Projects:

East Shore Shoreline Parks Resilience Plan, Staten Island, NY
Arverne East Nature Preserve, L+M Development Partners, Queens, New York
Nissequogue River State Park Master Plan, Kings Park, NY
Southwest “Resiliency” Park Expansion, Hoboken, NJ
Halletts Point Waterfront Development, Queens, NY
Jones Beach Energy and Nature Center, Jones Beach, NY
Jones Beach West Games, Jones Beach, NY
Halletts Point 7, Queens, NY
Lecount Place High Rise, New Rochelle, NY
Elmont Road Park, Hempstead, NY
East Harlem Resiliency Study, New York, NY
Harlem River Greenway Link, New York, NY
Hudson North Bay Connector, Hudson, NY
25 Park Row, New York, NY
Equinox Hudson Yards Development Roof Tops, New York, NY
Empire State Trail Manhattan Gateways, New York, NY
USTA National Tennis Center, Queens, NY*
White Plains Hospital, White Plains, NY*
Shenyang Senior Living Development, Shenyang, China*

*Projects completed prior to joining Starr Whitehouse