Michy McCreary

Michy McCreary

New York, NY, US




Prospect Park Alliance, Brooklyn, NY, US, Assistant Landscape Architect

• Created complete CD set for the Lakeside Center's road realignment and pedestrian entry sequence. Construction to be completed by December 2013.
• Supervised landscape installation at the Lakeside Center.
• Collaborated on conceptual design for a natural play area, provided field design and supervised construction. Construction to be completed by September 2013.

Sep 2012 - current

Prospect Park Alliance, Brooklyn, NY, US, Design & Construction Intern

• Assisted landscape architects with design development and proposals for renovation of the Flatbush Avenue perimeter.
• Assisted on-site with aquatic plants layout and planting for the Lakeshore reconstruction project.
• Conducted historical research for interpretive design proposals within the Northeast Perimeter land.

Jun 2012 - Sep 2012

University of Georgia, Athens, GA, US, Graduate Assistant

• Produced sustainable landscape design guidelines for Agnes Scott College including site designs across campus.
• Planned and hung gallery exhibits for the College of Environment & Design’s Circle Gallery.
• Designed and produced new signage for the College of Environment & Design’s Owens Library.

Jan 2010 - Dec 2011

New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, New York, NY, US, Brooklyn Capital Projects Intern

• Assisted the Director of Brooklyn Capital Projects with administrative and design work.
• Researched and completed grant applications for borough projects, one of which was awarded $100k through the NYS Environmental Protection Fund’s Parks Program.
• Planned and executed special events under the direction of Brooklyn Parks’ Chief of Staff.

May 2010 - Aug 2010

Market Table, New York, NY, US, Director of Events & Administration

• Responsible for executive administration, including accounting sales and purchases, managing expenses, and managing payroll for a staff of 40 employees.
• Designed event concepts and managed all aspects of event planning including rentals and service.
• Managed all technology on-site, including the point-of-sale system hardware and office computer networks.

Aug 2007 - Jul 2009

New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, New York, NY, US, Urban Park Ranger

• Directed educational, outreach, and recreational programming targeted towards metropolitan residents.
• Knowledgeable about city parks throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens.
• Promoted to a management position within 13 months of employment.

Nov 2004 - Jan 2007


University of Georgia, Athens, GA, US, Masters, Landscape Architecture

• Three year masters program with five design studios covering topics on: Sustainability/Ecosystem Services; Urban Design; Social Justice; Post-Industrial Design
• Additional coursework included: Design/Build; Sustainable Building Design; Campus Planning; Landscape Management; Engineering; Rural Preservation
• Masters thesis: “Sustainable Food, Sustainable Cities: Optimizing Ecosystem Services in Urban Agricultural Landscapes
• Recipient of the 2012 Beacon Award for leadership
• Recipient of the Hubert B. Owens Scholarship
• Recipient of the Bartow Wright Rankin Scholarship
• Member of Sigma Lambda Alpha
• Appointed MLA student representative to the College's Technology Committee

Aug 2009 - May 2012

Emory University, Atlanta, GA, US, Bachelors, Environmental Studies

• Major studies focused on integrative and quantitative methods in environmental studies, with additional coursework in ecology/conservation.
• Field work fulfilled in Costa Rica.

Sep 1999 - May 2003

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