Aaron Nell

Landscape Designer


Aaron is a landscape designer with experience in all phases of design and an interest in narrative and the long-term health of landscapes. Before joining Starr Whitehouse, Aaron performed construction documentation and administration on projects at Hudson River Park Piers 25 and 84. He has been involved from schematic design through construction administration in public and low-income housing projects across New York City. Prior to moving to New York City, Aaron worked in Southern California, learning sustainable and equitable design practices in a drought and fire sensitive region. Originally from rural Alabama, he graduated with an MLA from Auburn University where he worked as a teaching assistant. He enjoys exploring, sketching, and investigating landscapes both native and novel.

Representative Projects:

Park Design

Southwest Resiliency Park Expansion, Hoboken, NJ
Dinosaur Playground Renovation, Riverside Park, New York, NY

Streets, Public Realm and Infrastructure

Destination Greenways! Leif Ericson Park to Verrazzano Bridge, Brooklyn, NY
DUMBO and Vinegar Hill Mobility Study, Brooklyn, NY

Large Scale Site Plans + Housing

Atlantic Chestnut Affordable Housing, Brooklyn, NY
Greenpoint Hospital Redevelopment, Brooklyn, NY
Bedford Union Armory, Brooklyn, NY*
Mary Star of the Sea Senior Housing, Brooklyn, NY*
Penn South, New York, NY*
The Chateau Garden, Queens, NY*

*Work Completed Prior to Joining Starr Whitehouse.