Colin Curley

Colin Curley

New York, NY, US





Field Operations, New York, NY, US, Associate

Feb 2017 - current

LA+, Philadelphia, PA, US, Production Coordinator, Researcher

LA+ (Landscape Architecture Plus) from the University of Pennsylvania School of Design is the first truly interdisciplinary journal of landscape architecture. Within its pages you will hear not only from designers, but also from historians, artists, lawyers, psychologists, ecologists, planners, scientists, philosophers, and many more besides. Our aim at LA+ is to reveal connections and build collaborations between landscape architecture and other disciplines by exploring each issue’s theme from multiple relevant perspectives.

May 2015 - current

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, US, Graduate Research Assistant

School of Design, Department of Landscape Architecture

Editing, curation, and graphic design of a book, Slate Lands, with Ellen Neises that gathers and synthesizes the research and design work of the Green Stimuli Studio from Fall 2015 for the studio’s partner, the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission.

Dec 2015 - Dec 2016

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, US, Graduate Teaching Assistant

School of Design, Department of Landscape Architecture

LARP 601 | Studio III, Fall 2016 | Ellen Neises, Molly Bourne, Todd Montgomery, Mark Thomann, and David Ostrich
LARP 793 | Landform and Grading Workshop, Summer Institute 2016 | Cora Olgyay
LARP 540 | Theory II: History of Ideas and Forms in Landscape Architecture, Spring 2016 | Raffaella Fabiani Giannetto
LARP 601 | Studio III, Fall 2015 | Ellen Neises, Kira Appelhans, Molly Bourne and Todd Montgomery
LARP 794 | Natural Systems, Summer Institute 2015 | Sally Willig and Kate Farquhar

Aug 2015 - Dec 2016

PEG - office of landscape + architecture, Philadelphia, PA, US, Research Assistant, Exhibition Designer

May 2016 - Jul 2016

Scenario Journal, Philadelphia, PA, Research Assistant

Jan 2015 - Sep 2015

Land Collective, Philadelphia, PA, US, Intern

May 2015 - Aug 2015

ClosedLoops, New York, NY, Freelance Designer

Freelance Design Collaborator for ClosedLoop's "Underside" project: a proposal to create a pneumatic waste management system that would utilize the High Line Park viaduct to collect refuse, organics and paper from Chelsea Market, litter-bin material from the Park, and facilitate the opportunity for connections to future development along the High Line.

Jul 2014 - Aug 2014

FXCollaborative, New York, NY, US, Designer

The Forge, 44-28 Purves Street, Long Island City, NY | Job Captain / Revit Technical Manager
_280,000 SF, 33-story residential tower. Completion 2017.

The Ashland, 250 Ashland Place, Brooklyn, NY | Project Designer
_586,000 SF, 52-story mixed-income residential tower with cultural, retail, and office space. Completion 2016. (

New Jersey Transit Central Concourse, Penn Station New York | Project Designer
_Visioning and Feasibility Study

Aug 2011 - Jun 2014

FXCollaborative, New York, NY, US, Marketing + Public Relations Intern

Jun 2011 - Aug 2011


University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, US, Masters, M.Arch + MLA

Dual Master of Architecture and Master of Landscape Architecture.

Aug 2014 - Dec 2016

University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, US, Bachelors, Architectural Design (Pre-Professional)

Pre-professional Bachelor of Science in Architecture with minors in Architectural History and Historic Preservation. Advanced coursework in cultural landscapes, preservation, and sustainable design. Teaching assistant for first year courses addressing fundamental concepts of architectural thinking, diagramming, drawing, and model-making.

Aug 2007 - May 2011


ASLA Merit Award, Award

ASLA Merit Award from ASLA Pennsylvania-Delaware Chapter.


Ian L. McHarg Prize, Award

Awarded to a graduating student who has demonstrated excellence in design and best exemplifies ecological ideals in contemporary and culturally pertinent ways.


University Olmsted Scholar, Nomination

The Olmsted Scholars Program recognizes one student with exceptional leadership potential from each accredited landscape architecture program in the U.S. and Canada.


Wallace, Roberts, and Todd Fellow, Award

Prize awarded to a landscape architecture student entering his or her final year of study in recognition of exceptional capability and leadership potential to integrate landscape architecture, planning, urban design, and architecture in the creation of transformational designs.


OLIN Work Fellowship Nominee, Nomination

By the University of Pennsylvania Department of Landscape Architecture


Environmental Impact Finalist, [UN]RESTRICTED ACCESS 2011 Open Architecture Challenge, Honorable Mention

"REGENERATE FORT CARROLL: A Gateway Ecological Park"
Collaboration with Sara Allen Harper


Graduation with Highest Honors, UVa School of Architecture, Award


Young Preservationist Award, NH Preservation Alliance, Award

Honored as one of 15 young preservationists in/from New Hampshire in recognition of advocacy for Concord, NH landmarks.


Sean Steele-Nicholson Memorial Award, UVa School of Architecture, Award

Recognition upon graduation for overall excellence in design and scholarship and an enthusiasm, joy, and wonder for architecture, coupled with the ability to instill these same feelings and qualities in others.


Faculty Award for Public Service, UVa School of Architecture, Award


Areas of Specialization