Kristen Reardon

Senior Associate


With a background in architecture, landscape architecture, and urban design, Senior Associate Kristen Reardon leads projects of all scales from public open spaces to residential terraces. Her work is informed by extensive risk analysis, particularly regarding climate resilience. Recent projects include a 35-acre urban nature preserve in Arverne East, Queens; the transformation of a parking lot into a resilient maritime dune ecology integrated with educational exhibits at the Jones Beach Energy and Nature Center; a publicly accessible waterfront esplanade at the Durst Organization’s Hallets Point Development; the extension of New Jersey’s first stormwater park at Hoboken Southwest Park; and amenity terraces at residential buildings across New York. Kristen received her Master’s of Science in Architecture and Urban Design from Columbia University and her Bachelor’s in Landscape Architecture from Cornell.

Representative Projects:


Southwest “Resiliency” Park Expansion, Hoboken, NJ
Jones Beach Energy and Nature Center, Jones Beach, NY=
Jones Beach West Games, Jones Beach, NY
Arverne East Nature Preserve, L+M Development Partners, Queens, New York
Seaside Park, Brooklyn, NY
Elmont Road Park, Hempstead, NY

Large Scale Sites Plans + Housing

Large Scale Site Plans + Housing
Halletts Point Waterfront Development, Queens, NY
25 Park Row, New York, NY
5th Avenue Development, New York, NY
Lexington Gardens, New York, NY
495 11th Avenue, New York, NY
Orient Point, Private Residence, Long Island, NY
Halletts Point 7, Queens, NY
Lecount Place High Rise, New Rochelle, NY
Equinox Hudson Yards Development Roof Tops, New York, NY
USTA National Tennis Center, Queens, NY*
White Plains Hospital, White Plains, NY*
Shenyang Senior Living Development, Shenyang, China*

Trails and Transit

Empire State Trail Manhattan Gateways, New York, NY
Hudson North Bay Connector, Hudson, NY

Climate Resilience Planning

A Vision for a Resilient East Harlem, New York, NY

*Work completed prior to joining Starr Whitehouse