Kristen Reardon

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:

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

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

Senior Associate Ryan Castro brings 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

Associate and Landscape Architect Chris Anderson comes to Starr Whitehouse with several years of operations experience, gained working for the National Park Service and Gowanus Canal Conservancy. Building on this operational know-how, he has honed a versatile skill set geared towards construction, project management, and design team coordination. From overseeing the implementation of New Jersey’s first resilience park in Hoboken, NJ, to coordinating the re-design of 35-acre St. Mary’s Park in the Bronx, to managing the completion of six new gateway plazas across New York’s ambitious Empire State Trail system, Chris has become an invaluable member of Starr Whitehouse’s project management corps. Since relocating to the Upper Hudson Valley in 2020, Chris has been active in establishing Starr Whitehouse’s Hudson Studio, where he works with Director Gail Wittwer-Laird on projects for state, county, and local government in communities across the state. Recent work includes the DRI-funded reconstruction of historic Promenade Hill Park in Hudson, NY, the reconstruction of a community park and regional trout fishing hub for the New York Power Authority in Hamlin, NY, and over half a dozen projects for the State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation.

Representative Projects:

Bear Mountain State Park Restoration, Bear Mountain, NY
Manhattan Greenway Harlem River Waterfront Park Design, New York, NY
Scout Park, Hamlin, NY
Thompson Park Amphitheater Concept Plan, Watertown, New York
Promenade Hill Park Restoration and Universal Access, Hudson, NY
NYS Parks Empire State Trail Gateways, Multiple Sites, New York State
Bronson Park Vision, Hudson, NY
St. Mary’s Master Plan and Reconstruction, Bronx, NY
Battery Playscape, New York, NY
Harlem Greenway Link Study, New York, NY
Hoboken Southwest Park, Hoboken, NJ
Bedford Green House, Bronx, NY
Mill Brook Houses, Bronx, NY
Cunningham Park Garage, Queens, NY
Coney Island Affordable Housing Development, Brooklyn, NY
Covenant House Young Adult Shelter, New York, NY
StuyTown Fitness Playground, New York, NY
Fresh Creek Coastal Resiliency, Brooklyn, NY
Crossroads Development Plaza, Bronx, NY
Woodstock Residence, Woodstock, NY
Gowanus Greenscape Master Plan, Brooklyn, NY*

* Work completed prior to joining Starr Whitehouse

With a background in architecture, landscape architecture and urban design, Senior Associate Ankita Gupta brings wide-ranging design and implementation experience to the Starr Whitehouse team. As a project manager, Ankita coordinates complex efforts with intersecting stakeholders and approvals. She currently manages the Starr Whitehouse-led consultant team on NYC Parks’ Freshkills South Park, the first phase of reclamation at what was once the world’s largest landfill. Other experience includes landscape designs for affordable housing developments in Queens, Brooklyn and Manhattan, as well as fitness parks, playgrounds, sports facilities, streetscapes, green infrastructure guidelines, climate resilience studies, hospitality landscapes, and master planning for mixed-use developments. Ankita received her Bachelor’s in Architecture from the School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi and her Master’s in Landscape Urbanism from the Architectural Association, London.

Representative Projects:

Tibbetts Brook Daylighting, Bronx, NY
Atlantic Chestnut Affordable Housing, Brooklyn, NY
Freshkills South Park, Staten Island, NY
Compass Residences Affordable Housing, Bronx, NY
Greenpoint Hospital Redevelopment, Brooklyn, NY
Apex Place, Queens, NY
StuyTown Fitness Park, New York, NY
Story Avenue Apartments, Bronx, NY
NextGeneration Holmes Towers, New York, NY
Bellevue Hospital, New York, NY
NYCSCA 375Q Public School Playground, Queens, NY
Governor’s Island, New York, NY
Story Avenue Apartments, Bronx, NY
Phipps Lambert Houses, Bronx, New York
Ulster County Greenway, NY*
Hudson Valley Watershed Management, NY*
South Hudariyat Streetscape Development, Abu Dhabi*
IGI International Airport, Delhi*
Wave City Center, Noida, India*

* Work completed prior to joining Starr Whitehouse

Associate and Landscape Architect Yi Yang brings 7 years of experience with a variety of project types ranging from residential spaces to commercial, institutional, and public parks. She honed a wide array of skillsets from her work across different phases of projects, including solving design challenges, developing construction documentation, project management, and interdisciplinary design team coordination. Her recent work at Starr Whitehouse includes the rehabilitation of Belt Parkway, concept design for the Recreation Area at Tallman Mountain State Park, and overall landscape design for the redevelopment of the Green Point Hospital Complex. She has also been supporting the construction documents for the expansion and improvements of Bear Mountain State Park. Yi received her master’s in landscape architecture from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She is a registered Landscape Architect in New York State.

Representative Projects:

Belt Parkway Rehabilitation, New York, NY
Tallman Mountain State Park, Sparkill, NY
Greenpoint Hospital Redevelopment, Brooklyn, NY
Queens Plaza Park, Queens, NY
Atlantic Chestnut, Brooklyn, NY
Marsha P Johnson State Park, Brooklyn, NY
Freshkills South Park Master Plan and Phase 1, Staten Island, NY
TOS Riverside Park – Conceptual Park Design, Southampton, NY*
Hampton Boathouses – Townhouse Development, Southampton, NY*
Canoe Place Inn – Restoration of the historical Canoe Place Inn, Southampton,
NY*

* Work completed prior to joining Starr Whitehouse

Aubrey Sabba is a registered landscape architect in Starr Whitehouse’s Atlanta studio. She brings 15 years’ experience on a breadth of project types from natural resource-based design for clients including the National Park Service and US Forest Service, to large and small urban parks, trail feasibility studies, and cemetery and community master plan documents. Her work on projects of various scales has taught her how to design for the big picture while focusing on critical details that impact experience of the landscape. At Starr Whitehouse she leverages this experience to support projects of all types for clients across the Atlanta metro region. Current work includes Roswell River Parks and a hospitality landscape in downtown Atlanta. Aubrey holds a Master of Landscape Architecture from Kansas State University where she published a thesis: Promoting Sustainable Greenroofs through Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), that examined how LEED credits could better promote sustainable extensive greenroofs through the rating system. She also holds a Bachelor of Science in Plant Science/Horticulture from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Representative Projects: 

South Fork Conservancy Trail Expansion Feasibility Study, Atlanta, GA*
Campbellton Crossroads Historic District Master Plan, Chattahoochee Hills and South Fulton, GA*
Atlanta BeltLine Enota Park Expansion Design Services, Atlanta, GA*
Woodruff Park Strategic Plan, Atlanta, GA*
Centennial Olympic Park Vision 2020, Atlanta, GA*
Fernbank Museum of Natural History Canopy Walk and Nature Preserve, Atlanta, GA*
One Museum Place, Atlanta, GA*
YMCA of the Rockies Snow Mountain Ranch Camp Chief Ouray, Granby, CO*
Colorado Springs Utilities Trails and Trailhead Design, CO*
Walking Box Ranch, Searchlight, NV*
Flamingo Master Plan and Design Program, Everglades National Park, FL*
William Cameron Park 100 Year Master Plan and Renovations, Waco, TX*

*Work completed prior to joining Starr Whitehouse

With a background in fine art and philosophy, Phil crafts the narratives and graphic materials that communicate Starr Whitehouse’s vision.

Growing up in Harlem and spending his teen years in the Dominican Republic, Comptroller Antonely Molina has always had an appreciation for finance and the importance of planning for unforeseen situations. He has worked in a variety of industries and brings seven years of experience in the construction industry, where he developed procedures to keep track of over/under budgeted projects, relieve cash flow restraints, and maintain up-to-date contract information. At Starr Whitehouse, he leverages this experience to support the stability, reliability and transparency of the firm’s financial department. Antonely received his Bachelor’s of Science degree in Accounting from Hunter College. When not crunching the numbers, he loves to spend quality time with friends and family and nerd out over music, sports, anime and tattoos.

Stephanie brings her unique background in the arts and office management to her role as Director of Operations at Starr Whitehouse. Born and raised in Buffalo, NY, Stephanie earned her BFA in illustration from Parsons School of Design and spent several years working in antique restoration and decorative painting. Before joining Starr Whitehouse in 2022, she managed the office of Stand and Build, a design and build studio, where she designed concepts for art installations and luxury retail displays, as well as oversaw the workings of the entire company, from project tracking and staffing to job pricing and client relations management. Her expertise lies in fine-tuning minute details always with the big picture in mind. With a deep love for green, urban spaces, she’s also a bookworm, enjoys identifying trees as an amateur, and continues to illustrate for herself and others.