Diane Graham-Dreier

Diane Graham-Dreier

Yorktown, NY, US



I am a licensed Landscape Architect with 30 years of experience. I am very fortunate in my career  to have a wide range of experience in the Landscape Architecture world.

I have experience in coordinating multi-disciplinary teams on major projects. I have been involved with projects ranging from parks, historic sites, streetscapes, rooftops, Leed housing projects and residential. I have experience in producing conceptual plans, design presentation drawings by hand as well as computer generated, project management with extensive experience in construction documents and construction administration.

 The aspects I have learned in different types of offices have given me insight on how to blend the basic needs to create a well thought out project. I believe that all input is important, relevant and worthy of exploration for good design.



Diane Dreier Designs, Yorktown Heights, NY, US, Landscape Architect

Diane Dreier Designs provides services to Architects, Engineers and Home Owners. Specializing in Site Development, Environmental Planning, Construction Management and Garden Consultation.
Diane Dreier Designs creates functional and beautiful landscapes by connecting man and nature. Diane Dreier Designs applies creative and technical skills to both natural and built environments resulting in artistic design solutions that are flawlessly built, on time and within budget. Diane Dreier Designs strides to provide sound land development by exploring and accenting the unique inherent features of the location.

Master Planning
Park Design
Home Design
Commercial Design
Feasibility Studies
Stormwater Management/Erosion Control
Town Approvals
Construction Management

Dec 2011 - current

LiRo Architects & Planners, Syosset, NY, US, Project Manager

Project Manager
Responsible for organizing construction for NY City Parks – Street Trees Project
• Tasks included supervising 8 Resident Engineers, daily and weekly reports and analyzing construction method and productivity.

Jun 2011 - Dec 2011

Pouder Design Studio, Pawling, NY, US, Senior Landscape Architect

Responsibilities consisted of supervising a team to develop contract documents from schematic through construction while assuring sound project management. Assisted in the development of proposals and schematic designs. Directly responsible for the writing of specifications, the development of details and construction supervision.
Projects included:
• Revitalization of Downtown Chappaqua, NY
• Citibank Plaza Pocket Park – Chappaqua, NY – Sustainable Design Award from Westchester County Planning
• Franny Reese State Park – Handicapped Access Trails and Site Preservation
• Mahamudra Buddhist Hermitage – Master Plan
• Green Solutions for Low Income Housing – WestHab: Yonkers, New Rochelle, Hartsdale
• Roof Top Garden – Private
• Residential Design

Oct 2007 - Apr 2009

Alfredo LDC and John Jay Landscape Design - Design Build, Armonk-Katonah, NY US, Landscape Architect

Landscape Architect – Residential Design: Developed client relations and schematic designs. Prepared cost estimates and developed designs for construction. Arranged all aspects of construction through the management of supplies, labor and equipment. Produced and presented drawings for town approvals.

Mar 2005 - Oct 2007

Bibbo Associates, Somer, NY US, Landscape Architect

Landscape Architect
Applied a sensitive approach to the development of site and grading plans, accented with landscape plans for town approvals and construction. Projects varied from residential to commercial.

Sep 2003 - Mar 2005

New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, Flushing, NY, US, Landscape Architect

Assistant Director of Manhattan Construction / Landscape Architect
Assisted contractors with construction of parks by clarifying drawings, assuring site layout, problem solving of site issues, value engineering and quantifying work installed. Supervised Resident Engineers in the above skills.
Projects Included:
• Tompkins Square
• Seawall/Promenade at 79th St. Boat Basin
• Carl Schurz Playground
• Gracie Mansion

Additional departmental work: Design Division, Specification and Estimating Division

Sep 1990 - Jun 1994

Abel Bainnson Butz Landscape Architects, NYC, NY, US, Landscape Architect

Develop Working Drawings from Schematic to Final Construction Documents. Explored new products and use in projects. Roles included Designer, Project Manager and Site Supervisor.
Projects Included:
• Riverbank State Park – N.Y. State/Office of General Services
• Polo Grounds – N.Y.C. Housing Authority
• Mt. Eden Malls – N.Y.C. Parks Department
• Louis Armstrong Rehab Center – N.Y.C. – Department of General Services
• Waldo Apts. – Private

Sep 1986 - Sep 1990

Gaudy-Hadley Associates, Nyack, NY, US, Landscape Architect

Landscape Architect
Produced plan renderings, developed working drawings, cost estimates, specifications and site supervision
Projects Included:
• Haverstraw Marina – Private
• Nyack Pedestrian Mall – Town of Nyack
• Jackie Robinson Park – N.Y. C. Parks Department
• H.U.D. Ramapo/Hillcrest – Public

May 1983 - Sep 1986

Philip N. Winslow ASLA, NYC, NY, US, Assistant Landscape Architect

 Philip N. Winslow A.S.L.A., Landscape Architects, New York, N.Y. April ‘81-May ‘83
Assistant Landscape Architect
Historical restoration of sections in Central Park. Working drawings formulated with present site analysis needs and highlighting historic intentions. Additional work: Residential
Projects Included:
• The Obelisk – N.Y.C. Parks Dept.
• The Point – N.Y.C. Parks Dept.
• Cherry Hill – N.Y.C. Parks Dept.

Apr 1981 - May 1983


SUNY ESF, Syracuse, NY, US, Bachelors, Landscape Architecture and Environmental Studies

Environmental Studies and Landscape Architecture - received Bachelors in both

Sep 1976 - May 1979

SUNY Delhi, Delhi, NY, US, Hoticulture

Horticulture - received Associate Degree

Sep 1974 - May 1976

Areas of Specialization