Chris Anderson



Associate and Landscape Architect Chris Anderson comes to Starr Whitehouse with several years of operations experience, gained working for the National Park Service and Gowanus Canal Conservancy. Building on this operational know-how, he has honed a versatile skill set geared towards construction, project management, and design team coordination. From overseeing the implementation of New Jersey’s first resilience park in Hoboken, NJ, to coordinating the re-design of 35-acre St. Mary’s Park in the Bronx, to managing the completion of six new gateway plazas across New York’s ambitious Empire State Trail system, Chris has become an invaluable member of Starr Whitehouse’s project management corps. Since relocating to the Upper Hudson Valley in 2020, Chris has been active in establishing Starr Whitehouse’s Hudson Studio, where he works with Director Gail Wittwer-Laird on projects for state, county, and local government in communities across the state. Recent work includes the DRI-funded reconstruction of historic Promenade Hill Park in Hudson, NY, the reconstruction of a community park and regional trout fishing hub for the New York Power Authority in Hamlin, NY, and over half a dozen projects for the State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation.

Representative Projects:

Bear Mountain State Park Restoration, Bear Mountain, NY
New Windsor Cantonment Accessibility Improvements New Windsor, NY
NYPA Reimagine the Canals Guidelines New York, NY
Manhattan Greenway Harlem River Waterfront Park Design, New York, NY
Scout Park, Hamlin, NY
Hamlin Beach State Park, Hamlin, NY
Thompson Park Master Plan, Watertown, NY
NYPA Reimagine the Canals Guidelines New York, NY
Promenade Hill Park Reconstruction & Plaza Redesign Hudson, NY
NYS Parks Empire State Trail Gateways, Multiple Sites, New York State
Bronson Park Vision, Hudson, NY
St. Mary’s Master Plan and Reconstruction, Bronx, NY
Battery Playscape, New York, NY
Harlem Greenway Link Study, New York, NY
Hoboken Southwest Park, Hoboken, NJ
Bedford Green House, Bronx, NY
Mill Brook Houses, Bronx, NY
Cunningham Park Garage, Queens, NY
Coney Island Affordable Housing Development, Brooklyn, NY
Covenant House Young Adult Shelter, New York, NY
StuyTown Fitness Playground, New York, NY
Fresh Creek Coastal Resiliency, Brooklyn, NY
Crossroads Development Plaza, Bronx, NY
Woodstock Residence, Woodstock, NY
Gowanus Greenscape Master Plan, Brooklyn, NY*

* Work completed prior to joining Starr Whitehouse