Jeffrey Martin

Senior Associate

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With fourteen years of public sector experience, Landscape Architect Jeffrey Martin brings a passion for working with site remediation, underserved communities, and climate policy to the Starr Whitehouse team. As former Deputy Director of Landscape Architecture at NYC Parks’ Capital Division, he designed the award-winning Sankofa Park African Burial Ground Commemorative Landscape in Brooklyn; remediated 58.5 acres of the Red Hook Recreation Area; and reconstructed playgrounds in underserved neighborhoods as part of the Community Parks Initiative. Prior to that, as Director of Green Infrastructure Operations at the NYC Department of Environmental Protection, Jeffrey was instrumental in the development of the original Standards for Green Infrastructure Practices. He continues to prioritize natural systems and resilience in his current work, as well as in his role as Vice Chair of the Land Use Committee for his local community board. In 2018, Jeffrey received his master’s degree in public policy from the New School, with a focus on climate adaptation. His studies took him to Cape Town, South Africa, where he worked with Slum Dwellers International (SDI), an organization recently nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. At Starr Whitehouse, Jeffrey leverages his technical, policy, and public sector expertise to support some of the firm’s most complex projects.

Representative Projects:

  • Packer Collegiate Institute Courtyard, Brooklyn, NY
  • Sankofa Park African Burial Ground Commemorative Landscape, Brooklyn, NY*
  • Linden Park and Skatepark, Brooklyn, NY*
  • Ocean Parkway Malls Bike Path, Brooklyn, NY*
  • Chester Playground, Brooklyn, NY*
  • Linden Park, Brooklyn, NY*
  • Red Hook Recreation Area, Brooklyn, NY*
  • NYC Parks Community Parks Initiative, New York, NY*
  • Fairview Park, Staten Island, NY*
  • NYC DEP Standards for Green Infrastructure, New York, NY*
  • Greenstreets Design Citywide, New York, NY*

*Projects completed prior to joining Starr Whitehouse