The ASLA-NY Member Spotlight is our way to shed some light on the diversity of landscape architects and designers in our region who may not always be in the spotlight. Our goal is to share member’s stories, recognize members’ accomplishments across all career stages, highlight the diversity of our membership, and to help members feel connected by learning more about each other.
David Seiter is design director and founding principal of Future Green Studio where he oversees a staff of twenty-five creative, hardworking and talented individuals. A long-time Brooklyn resident and urban explorer, David enjoys investigating the complex ecology of our cities in order to reveal the nuances of the urban landscape in subtle, poetic ways. With keen attention to sustainability, David is continually exploring how to integrate landscape into the built environment in innovative and environmentally responsible ways. David is author […]
Nette Compton, RLA is the Associate Director of City Park Development at The Trust for Public Land, and the President of the American Society of Landscape Architects New York Chapter. Nette previously served at the NYC Parks Department as the Director of Green Infrastructure, and a Project Manager. During that time she co-authored the High Performance Landscape Guidelines, published by the New York City Parks Department and the Design Trust for Public Space. Nette received her BS in Landscape Architecture and […]
Richard Alomar, RLA is an Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist in Landscape Architecture at Rutgers University and principle of the Urban Field Studio in New York. He leads weekly on-location sketch crawls and workshops for New York City Urban Sketchers and uses sketching as a way to document site, time movement and thoughts on the relationship between people and place. His main interests are in public spaces and in landscapes designed by nonprofessionals. He holds a B.S. in agronomy from […]
1) When did you realize you wanted to become a Landscape Architect? A: I’ve always had a deep regard for the psychological impact that quality of space can import. Growing up in Lowell, MA and witnessing the city’s revitalization through urban design/preservation initiatives made a huge impression. Twenty years ago, visiting Parc de la Villette for the first time, blew my mind, and at the time, I was also drawn to the projects happening along Battery Park which really kicked […]