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Adrian Smith

Adrian Smith

New York, NY, US

 

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About 

New York State Licensed Landscape Architect with 25+ years experience

• Experienced in creating landscapes for academic and cultural institutions, urban parks,
historic landscapes, public gardens, resorts and hotels, private roof terraces and residential
estates
• Well versed in the development processes, practices, plants and materials used in the
Northeast US and Middle Eastern countries
• Lead multi-disciplined teams on complicated projects including waterfront parks and
brownfield sites
• Proficient at environmentally sensitive design and construction techniques, including
appropriate use of native and adapted plants, efficient irrigation design, green approaches to
stormwater management, and the integration of architecture and landscape
• Creates meaningful, living works of art by incorporating principles discovered through the study
of historic precedent as well as innovative new design techniques
• Accomplished at managing and producing design and construction packages and evaluating
design and construction proposals to achieve the highest value
• Skilled at managing clients and contractors and at mentoring and teaching young
professionals

Noteworthy projects: Harvard University Arnold Arboretum Shrub and Vine Collection, Master Plan for the University of Virginia Medical School, Keene State University Science Center, Central Park Great Lawn and North Meadow, Hudson River Park Master Plan and Design Guidelines.

Trustee, NY ASLA 2011 - present
Executive Committee, NY ASLA 2006 - 2009, 2011 - present
President, NY ASLA 2007-2008

Elsewhere:

Employment 

ARGOS Design, Bloomfield, NJ, US, Senior Associate, studio leader

Oct 2009 - Jul 2012
 

AECOM | EDAW, New York, NY, US, Senior Associate Landscape Architect

Apr 2007 - Sep 2009
 

Dirtworks Landscape Architecture, PC, New York, NY, US, Senior Associate Landscape Architect

Apr 2002 - Apr 2007
 

Sawyer | Berson Architecture & Landscape Architecture, LLP, New York, NY, US, Associate Landscape Architect

Jun 1999 - Mar 2002
 

Douglas Reed Landscape Architecture, (now Reed Hilderbrand Associates), Cambridge, MA, US, Senior Landscape Architect/Project Manager

Dec 1997 - May 1999
 

Hudson River Park Conservancy (now the Hudson River Park Trust), New York, NY, US, Director of Design

Mar 1996 - Dec 1997
 

City of New York Parks & Recreation, New York, NY, US, Director of Capital Projects, Flushing Meadows Corona Park Administrator’s Office; Director of Special Projects, Office of the Deputy Commissioner for Capital Projects; Co-Project Director, Central Park Reconstruction Initiative

Jan 1990 - Feb 1996
 

Education 

The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State), University Park, PA, US, Bachelors, Landscape Architecture

Aug 1978 - May 1982
 

Awards 

Beach House, ASLA Honor Award, Award

2009
 

Keene State College Science Center, New York ASLA Honor Award, Award

2007
 

Harvard University Arnold Arboretum Shrub and Vine Collection, ASLA National Award of Excellence, Award

2007
 

Beach House, New York ASLA Honor Award, Award

2007
 

Allegria Landscape, Cairo, Egypt, New York ASLA Merit Award, Award

2007
 

New Orleans Museum of Art Sculpture Garden, ASLA Honor Award, Award

2006
 

Hither Lane Residence, ASLA National Honor Award, Award

2003
 

Hudson River Park Master Plan and Design Guidelines, New York Chapter, AIA, Award

2000
 

Harvard University Arnold Arboretum Shrub and Vine Collection, Boston ASLA, Honor Award, Award

1998
 

Hudson River Park Master Plan and Design Guidelines, ASLA National Merit Award, Award

1998
 

Reconstruction of the Great Lawn, Central Park, ASLA National Honor Award, Award

1998
 

Hudson River Park Master Plan and Design Guidelines, Waterfront Center Award, Award

1996
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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