Starr Whitehouse wishes health and safety to all our neighbors in New York City, Atlanta, and the world. Our staff is working remotely in accordance with CDC guidelines to provide uninterrupted service to our clients and continue crafting open spaces that offer social connectedness, physical health, and mental well-being to our urban communities.

Perspectives

Sustainable Stormwater Management: Partnerships in Design and Planning

Our team explores three projects that partner designers with communities, agencies and anchor institutions to leverage stormwater infrastructure for recreation, habitat expansion, education, and vocational training. Part of the 2021 Midwest Regional Sustainability Summit, hosted by Green Umbrella.

Community Resilience From East Harlem to West Atlanta

How can we combine physical and social infrastructure to make not only resilient spaces, but also resilient communities? And how can planners and designers engage residents as equal partners in the design process? This video presents two case studies from projects in East Harlem and West Atlanta—highlights from a panel discussion at Park Pride's 2020 Parks & Greenspace Conference.

University of Kentucky Creative Study Tour 2020

Landscape Architecture students at the University of Kentucky stop by Starr Whitehouse's Atlanta office to hear Principal Jacob Lange speak on the creative process, one of several stops on their 2020 Creative Study Tour.

East Harlem Gets Ready

In an article for Urban Omnibus, Michael Haggerty and DREAM Charter School’s Emily Parkey describe the development of the Climate Resilience Leadership Lab, and how it is enlisting neighborhood youth in helping lead the “intergenerational proposition” of resiliency. Developed as part of Starr Whitehouse’s A Vision for a Resilient East Harlem and now in its second year, the Lab provides a replicable model for resilience education, producing a full-semester curriculum and emergency preparedness guide grounded in the conditions and assets of East Harlem.

Knowing Yourself: Laura Starr on Creating Journeys, Facilitating People, and Running a Business

In an interview with Julia Gamolina of Madame Architect, Laura talks about how she got to where she is today, her love for facilitating collaborative decision-making, and the experience of starting and running a business.

Sneak Peek at Growing a Living Wall

Sempergreen's Joep Van Vilsteren shares a sneak peek at a living wall being grown at the Sempergreen nursery in Virginia before it is installed at one of our projects in New York!

Guide To Business & Brownfield Incentives in Gowanus

Developed as part of Starr Whitehouse's work for the Gowanus Brownfield Opportunity Area Nomination Study, this resource matches land owners and businesses to State and Local programs that support economic development. Also download PDF version.

A Short Intro to Starr Whitehouse

What do we do here at Starr Whitehouse?