Kristen Reardon

Landscape Designer


With a background in architecture, landscape architecture, and urban design, Kristen is passionate about exploring the intersection between landscapes and urban environments. Her interest in urban ecological design culminated in an undergraduate research thesis on salamander crossings on Staten Island and led further graduate work on the environmental health of cities. She believes in the necessity of designing resilient urban landscapes informed by extensive risk analysis, particularly within a post-Sandy era. Prior to joining Starr Whitehouse, Kristen worked extensively on a diverse array of projects,  including shoreline restoration designs in the Hudson River Valley, and residential and commercial landscapes throughout the Tri-State Area. She has three years of experience and received a Masters of Science in Architecture and Urban Design from Columbia University.

Representative Projects

  • East Harlem Resiliency Study, New York, NY
  • Freshkills South Park, Staten Island, NY
  • City of Hudson Landfill North Bay Connector, Hudson, NY
  • Empire State Trail Gateway Sites, 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