Madha Nawal

Urban Designer


A native Staten Islander, Urban Designer Madha Nawal applies her background in architectural design to support a range of projects at all phases. For NYC OMB and NYC DOT’s Greening the FDR Drive study, she leads the community engagement process and visualizes conceptual approaches. For The LINC, a new highway-to-linear-park-conversion project in New Rochelle, she developed schematic design studies. For the Yonkers Climate Action Plan, she completed urban analytics, mapping, and visualization studies. Madha received her Bachelor’s of Science in Architecture from Northeastern University in 2022. Prior to joining Starr Whitehouse, she interned at WORKac and Handel Architects.

Representative Projects:

East Village / Lower East Side Waterfront Access Study, New York, NY
Climate Strong Communities, New York, NY
East Shore Shoreline Parks Resilience Plan, Staten Island, NY
Yonkers Climate Action Plan, Yonkers, NY
Greenthumb Irrigation Plan & EIS New York, NY
Broadway Boulevard Plaza, New York, NY
Hybrid Industrial/ Commercial Development, Brooklyn, NY
Williamsburg IBIA Development Public Realm, Brooklyn, NY
Clarkson Estates Affordable Housing, Brooklyn, NY
Bear Mountain Restoration, Bear Mountain, NY
WORKac Water Works Exhibit, Bruges, Belgium*
River House Residence, Rhode Island*

*Work completed prior to joining Starr Whitehouse.