Madha Nawal

Senior Urban Designer


A native Staten Islander, Senior Urban Designer Madha Nawal applies her background in architectural design to support a range of projects at all phases. For NYC OMB and NYC DOT’s Greening the FDR Drive study, she leads the community engagement process and visualizes conceptual approaches. For The LINC, a new highway-to-linear-park-conversion project in New Rochelle, she developed schematic design studies. For the Yonkers Climate Action Plan, she completed urban analytics, mapping, and visualization studies. Madha received her Bachelor’s of Science in Architecture from Northeastern University in 2022. Prior to joining Starr Whitehouse, she interned at WORKac and Handel Architects.

Representative Projects:

Climate Resilience Planning

Climate Strong Communities, New York, NY
Corona Cloudburst Hub, Queens, NY
East Shore Shoreline Parks Resilience Plan, Staten Island, NY
Yonkers Climate Action Plan, Yonkers, NY
GreenThumb Irrigation Plan & EIS New York, NY

Streets, Public Realm, and Infrastructure

East Village / Lower East Side Waterfront Access Study, New York, NY
The LINC Highway to Park Conversion, New Rochelle, NY
Williamsburg IBIA Development Public Realm, Brooklyn, NY
WORKac Water Works Exhibit, Bruges, Belgium*
River House Residence, Rhode Island*

Large Scale Site Plans + Housing

Clarkson Estates Affordable Housing, Brooklyn, NY
Hybrid Industrial/ Commercial Development, Brooklyn, NY

Park Design

Bear Mountain Restoration, Bear Mountain, NY

*Work completed prior to joining Starr Whitehouse.