Ryan Castro



Associate Ryan Castro comes to Starr Whitehouse with over 10 years of experience managing and designing a wide range of project types—from residential landscapes, to campuses and roof gardens, to urban design and master planning work. With a detailed problem-solving approach, he has worked on and coordinated dozens of urban parks in all phases of design through construction. At Starr Whitehouse, Ryan is currently supporting the ambitious reconstruction of the great lawn and lakeshore at Bear Mountain State Park. Ryan is passionate about immersive, engaging, and interesting spaces that create calm within the everyday chaos. He was a Presidential Scholar at Rhode Island School of Design, where he obtained his Master’s in Landscape Architecture, and holds a Bachelor’s in Architecture from the New York Institute of Technology.

Representative Projects:

Bear Mountain State Park Restoration, Bear Mountain, NY
Packer Collegiate Master Plan, Brooklyn, NY
Destination Greenways!, Queens/Brooklyn, NY*
Bartlett Playground, Brooklyn, NY*
Maple Playground, Queens, NY*
Lower Highland East Playground and Comfort Station, Queens, NY*
FDNY-EMT Yadira Arroyo Playground, Bronx, NY*
Playground 134, Bronx, NY*
Barnard College, Manhattan, NY*
NYU Langone Tisch Courtyard, Manhattan, NY*
Longfellow Playground, Bronx, NY*
Lyon Square Playground, Bronx, NY*
Little Claremont Playground, Bronx, NY*
South Rochdale Playground, Queens, NY*

* Work completed prior to joining Starr Whitehouse