Crystal Vega

Crystal Vega

Summerville, SC, US



My passion for Landscape Design and Landscape Architecture started when I was in High School and found out that I could go to school to become a Landscape Architect. Now as an emerging professional in this industry I not only grasp any opportunity to further my craft and gain new knowledge but I also try to make it so that others not in this industry can learn about what it means to be a Landscape Designer/Architect and how wonderful and gratifying it is.

My goals are to always ensure that I have a hand in bringing the joy of green spaces and beautiful, useful, environmentally conscious landscapes into the world.

Apart from being an enthusiastic professional in my field I am also reliable, detail oriented, ready and willing to assist, neat and organized with my files, time and other materials, adaptable and an overall people person.


Stantec, North Charleston, SC, US, Landscape Designer

Prepared contract drawings, review documents, preform site visits, assist other landscape architects in our team with their projects and other similar landscape architectural duties.

Feb 2017 - current

NYC Department of Parks & Recreation - Capital Projects Division, Corona, NY, US, Assistant Landscape Architect

Prepared contract drawings, specifications and estimates of quantities. Review documents, preform site visits, assist other landscape architects in our team with their projects and other similar landscape architectural duties.

May 2016 - Feb 2017

IQ Landscape Architects, White Plains, NY, US, Assistant Landscape Architect

Preformed Landscape Architect duties such as drafting, site visits, data collection, project research and other related duties. Also maintained both of IQ's websites, marketing and reference libraries.

Sep 2014 - Apr 2016

Rutgers CUES (Center for Urban and Environmental Sustainability), Trenton, NJ, US, Intern

In this position I survey the city of Trenton along with other interns for vacant properties and vacant lots using the ArcGIS Collector application to track the information that we collect. We make sure to take note of interesting things going on in Trenton as well as making note of area that need the most assistance.

May 2014 - Aug 2014

Rutger's Garden (Rutger's University), New Brunswick, NJ, US, Intern

At this position I tended to my zones in the garden along with a partner which were the rhododendron garden, the small trees collection and the american hollies collection. Our main responsibilities included shrub and tree pruning, turf/perennial/annual/ornamental care and also assisting with all staff shared tasks such as watering planters throughout the gardens, tending to the green houses, cleaning off all equipment used for the day and working on the large scale projects that were going on such as the completion of the rain garden zone and the display/educational gardens. There was also a class associated with this internship that focused on different aspect of botanic garden management. ***This internship was split between Rutger's Garden and Central Park.

May 2013 - Aug 2013

Central Park Conservancy, New York, NY, US, Horticulture Intern

In this position I assisted a zone gardener at Central Park with his zone. Included in what we did was tending to his zone of the park more specifically trash removal every morning, irrigation set up, weeding, planting, pruning and mulching. **This internship was split between Central Park and Rutger's Garden.

May 2013 - Aug 2013


Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, US, Bachelors, Landscape Architecture

Sep 2011 - May 2014


Dean's List, Award

Dean's list is achieved when you reach outstanding academic standing.


Areas of Specialization