Consultant Directory

At the APA-NYM, we are always looking to engage the entire planning community, from individuals, to government agencies, to private companies. A number of these private companies have generously chosen to support the work and programs of the Chapter as sponsors. Those companies are listed below:

AKRF, Inc.

Contributor Level: Sponsor

Our Firm
AKRF – a multidisciplinary consulting firm specializing in environmental, planning, and engineering services – is considered the consultant of choice to tackle a wide range of complex, controversial, and time-sensitive projects for public agencies, private clients, and municipalities. Founded in 1981, we bring together the talents of over 350 employees in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Maryland.

As a medium-sized company, we combine the breadth and resources of larger firms with the specialized know-how and attentiveness offered by smaller ones to deliver solutions with measurable value. Our experience in the field and commitment to our clients has made us one of the most respected firms in the Northeast.

Our People
Our professional staff includes urban planners, economists, historians, air quality and noise analysts, civil engineers, transportation planners, and site assessment and remediation specialists. Our range of expertise enables us to offer clients a single-point source for all regulatory, engineering, and planning needs.

Our Services
AKRF offers services in the following disciplines:

  • Acoustics, noise and vibration
  • Air quality
  • Audiovisual and multimedia
  • Civil, marine and geotechnical engineering
  • Climate change adaptation
  • Construction management and inspection
  • Cultural resources
  • Economics and real estate
  • Environmental impact assessment
  • Geographic information systems
  • Landscape planning and design
  • Municipal and regional planning
  • Natural resources
  • Permitting and compliance
  • Public outreach and engagement
  • Site assessment and remediation
  • Traffic and transportation
Contact Info:

440 Park Avenue South, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10016

34 South Broadway
White Plains, NY 10601

120 Defreest Drive
Troy, NY 12180

1695 Church Street
Holbrook, NY 11741


Staff: 350 | AICP: 20

BFJ Planning

Contributor Level: Contributor

BFJ Planning provides professional expertise in planning and related fields for public, private, and non-profit clients worldwide.

Our five areas of focus include planning, urban design, environmental analysis, real estate consulting, and transportation planning. BFJ also has extensive experience with consensus building and community engagement, conducting public meetings, workshops, and other community liaison programs.

Principals and staff provide broad-based expertise, which is critical for complex development projects that require informed and critical thinking from different professional points of view. This experience allows the firm to provide innovative solutions that fulfill the needs of clients and communities. BFJ’s inclusive approach helps ensure that design recommendations are realistic and achievable within project constraints.

BFJ has successfully completed more than 1,000 projects in the United States. Our international work includes projects in Brazil, China, Dubai, Saudi Arabia, Ethiopia, Ecuador, Egypt, India, Luxembourg, and Vietnam.

Contact Info:

Frank Fish, FAICP
+1 212-353-7476

115 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10003


Staff: 16 | AICP: 7

Caliper Corporation

Contributor Level: Friend

Caliper is a GIS consulting business that provides geospatial consulting services. Caliper can meet your needs whether you are looking for GIS outsourcing, GIS services, or need to hire GIS mapping consultants.

As a GIS services company, our GIS consultancy teams can provide an individual GIS consultant for smaller tasks or a team of consultants for large-scale GIS enterprise consulting.

All our GIS specialists, developers, and designers are experienced industry consultants that can assist you with your project and business needs.

We develop several market-dominant and market-leading geospatial products in the fields of GIS, traffic simulation, transportation analysis, location intelligence, and business mapping software. Let us use our expertise and technology to save you money and enable you to get the location-based results that will make your organization more efficient.

Contact Info:

Caliper Corporation
+1 617-527-4700

1172 Beacon Street, Suite 300
Newton MA 02461-9926, USA

Caliper GIS Consultants


Staff: 10 | AICP:


Contributor Level: Contributor

CallisonRTKL is a global architecture, planning and urban design practice. Over the last 70 years, we have created some of the world’s most memorable and successful environments for developers, retailers, investors, institutions and public entities. Our work has set us apart as the number one retail design firm in the world and a top-five architecture practice across multiple disciplines and sectors. Our team of nearly 2,000 professionals around the world is committed to advancing our clients’ businesses and enhancing quality of life.

Contact Info:

+1 212-354-9240

The Woolworth Building 
233 Broadway, 16th Floor 
New York, NY 10279


Staff: 2000 | AICP: 9

Cameron Engineering

Contributor Level: Donor

Firm Description

Established in 1985, Cameron Engineering has a reputation as one of the Metropolitan area’s leading consulting planning and engineering firms offering multidiscipline expertise in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, Security/CCTV Engineering, Site Development and Landscape Architecture, Planning and Environmental Engineering, Stormwater/Ecological Restoration, Solid Waste Engineering and Water and Wastewater Engineering, Civil and Structural Engineering, Traffic and Transportation Engineering, and Construction Management.

Operating from offices in Woodbury, Manhattan, and White Plains, the Firm possesses a diversified range of experience in various facets of municipal, institutional, healthcare, educational, commercial, industrial and environmental engineering.  Cameron Engineering is committed to utilizing softer and greener approaches wherever possible to minimize environmental impacts, maximize energy efficiency, reduce costs, and provide pleasing aesthetics.   Our Engineering techniques are innovative as we are constantly learning new technology resulting in an enriched understanding of the buildings in which our clients live and work.  Our Firm is comprised of experienced and qualified engineers, landscape architects, planners, facility operators, and environmental scientists dedicated to providing professional, timely and responsive services to our clients.  Our employees enjoy a work environment that encourages reaching their potential every day and rewards exemplary service which translates to superior service to our clients.  We pride ourselves on the high standard of service we provide to our clients and are excited for the opportunity to engineer the future.

Cameron Engineering has a professional staff of over 100 employees including 29 Professional Engineers licensed in New York State, three (3) Registered Landscape Architects and four (4) Members of the American Institute of Certified Planners. Several of our Professional Engineers are licensed in multiple states. Our staff also includes many employees with graduate degrees in the fields of engineering and/or science. The staff works in a multi-disciplined environment and is familiar with overall project requirements, in addition to their specific area of expertise.

Contact Info:

Kevin McAndrew, RLA, AICP, LEED AP
+1 516-827-4900

78-27 37th Avenue, Suite 1
Jackson Heights, NY 11372


Staff: 106 | AICP: 4

Cleary Consulting

Contributor Level: Contributor

Cleary Consulting provides a full range of planning and environmental services for government and the private sector. Established in 1990 by Patrick Cleary, AICP, CEP, PP, LEED AP, CNU-A, who brings over 35 years of experience in the planning field to the firm, Cleary Consulting remains today, a small, intimate, personal service consulting firm. The firm employs a management philosophy which minimizes in-house staff and relies upon existing relationships with affiliated professionals to custom-fit project personnel. In this way, Mr. Cleary is able to extensively participate in the technical elements of each project. Cleary Consulting offers a broad array of planning services ranging from site-specific planning studies, zoning analysis and code development, SEQRA support and Environmental Impact Statements to area-wide comprehensive plans, and complete turnkey Planning Board support, advisory, and implementation services. Cleary Consulting has established a substantial track record of providing clients with creative solutions within existing time and budgetary constraints. The firm personalized service and a high degree of professional accountability represent a unique and competitive alternative.

Services provided:

  • Board support and advisory services
  • Environmental planning
  • SEQRA/NEPA Environmental Impact Statements
  • Site planning
  • Development feasibility studies
  • Comprehensive planning
  • Public participation and facilitating
  • Zoning
  • Economic & community development
  • Grant solicitation and funding support
  • Transportation planning
  • Green building & sustainable development
Contact Info:

Patrick Cleary, AICP, CEP, PP, LEED AP, CNU-A

529 Asharoken Avenue
Northport, NY 11768


Staff: 3 | AICP: 1

Fitzgerald & Halliday, Inc.

Contributor Level: Contributor

Fitzgerald & Halliday, Inc. (FHI) was founded in 1987 with the belief that planning should encompass all aspects of a community and it should be accomplished by integrating active and meaningful public engagement throughout the planning process.

FHI is a firm of innovative, multidisciplinary, and environmentally conscious planners, engineers, designers, scientists, and administrative personnel dedicated to innovative planning that creates better communities. Our services cover a broad spectrum including mobility planning, community planning, environmental services, and public involvement. Planning by its nature is multi-faceted. Therefore our services and staff cross technical disciplines and work collaboratively to achieve the best solution for each community.

Our planning process and final products reinforce our vision to create and sustain livable communities. We are certified as a disadvantaged business enterprise (DBE) and women-owned business (WBE) in over 20 states, and with many regional and municipality certifications as well.

Contact Info:

Michael Ahillen, AICP, Project Manager, 917-933-7444, 11 Hanover Square, 3rd Floor | New York, NY 10005



Staff: 42 | AICP: 13

HDR Inc.

Contributor Level: Sponsor

HDR offers comprehensive services in Transportation, Environmental & Resource Management (E&RM) and Water/wastewater (W/WW). Transportation expertise includes roadways, bridges, rail transit, railroads, tunnels, ports, airports, and transportation planning and environmental sciences. E&RM expertise includes environmental assessments, planning, brownfields, solid waste management, permitting and privatization. W/WW includes storm water management, permitting, benchmarking, water and wastewater treatment and design.

Contact Info:

Lawrence Lennon, AICP

500 Seventh Avenue, 15th Floor
New York, NY 10018
(212) 542-6000


Staff: | AICP:


Contributor Level: Sponsor

For more than 100 years, HNTB has built a reputation for excellence and innovation. With more than 3,600 professionals in 60 offices, HNTB is the planner, designer and construction manager for $11B of infrastructure annually. We understand the issues – from planning to design to financing to project delivery – that affect our client’s ability to complete complex infrastructure projects and programs.

A leader in providing planning services to clients across the U.S., HNTB brings more than 42 years of experience in planning, and more than 270 planners, urban designers and landscape architects in 60 offices across the country, including New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania.

The services HNTB’s Northeast Division planners have provided to our clients include:

  • Corridor Studies/Complete Streets/BRT
  • Long Range Transportation and Strategic Plans
  • Bicycle/Pedestrian/Greenway Planning and Design
  • Landscape Architecture and Urban Design
  • Transit Oriented Development Design/Planning
  • Station Design and Architecture
  • Low Impact Development/Green Infrastructure/LEED
  • Design Guidelines/Context Sensitive Solutions
  • Land Use Planning and Analysis
  • Regional Planning
  • GIS Analysis
  • Resiliency Planning
  • Sustainability Guidelines
  • Travel Demand Studies and Modeling
  • Environmental Planning (NEPA/SEQRA)
  • Economic Analysis
  • Rail Operations Analysis
  • Traffic Planning and Analysis
  • ITS
  • Ridership Projections
  • Pedestrian Modeling
Contact Info:

Anthony Lee,
Northeast Division Planning Practice Leader

Empire State Building, 57th Floor
New York, NY 10118
t: 212-915-9558


Staff: | AICP:

Hutton Associates

Contributor Level: Contributor

Hutton Associates is a private consulting firm specializing in planning, design, and development advisory services. Ernest Hutton, the principal, was trained as an architect and city planner and has over forty years’ experience with large-scale projects in both urban and developing areas. The firm represents experience with a variety of clients in the public, private, and civic/ not-for-profit sectors. This experience gives a unique perspective in defining and negotiating workable solutions in each aspect of the planning/ development process– from initial site and project feasibility analysis to design alternatives, phasing and impact evaluation.

A special emphasis of the firm is coordinating stakeholder and community involvement, using a variety of interactive techniques including, workshops, charrettes, and focus groups. A hallmark of the firm’s approach is the collaboration with a variety of related disciplines such as real estate market research, heritage tourism, economic and financial analysis, landscape design, architecture, and theatre/ museum experience. Based on this professional network, Hutton Associates assembles and coordinates targeted teams that respond to specific client needs.

Ernest Hutton received the Lawrence Orton career award in 2015 for leadership in the city and regional planning given by the American Planning Association New York Metropolitan (APA-NYM) Chapter.

Contact Info:

Ernest Hutton, FAICP, Assoc. AIA

Planning, Urban Design and Development Strategies
New York City, NY and Westhampton, NY


Staff: | AICP:

Kimley-Horn of New York

Contributor Level: Contributor

Kimley-Horn is one of the nation’s premier planning and design consultants. Our professionals are experts in many disciplines yet share one passion—making our clients successful. We combine creative yet practical solutions, a sense of urgency, and a focus on bottom line value to meet your specific project needs.

When you choose Kimley-Horn for planning services, you choose talent, experience, and passion for the task at hand. We grasp complex community issues and offer tailored solutions to help you reach critical decisions on planning and community engagement issues. Our clients have access to a versatile staff of professional civil, transportation, and structural engineers; planners; landscape architects; and environmental scientists. We have partnered with municipalities across the country to craft growth and development plans that balance economic, environmental, and social values.

Kimley-Horn’s community planning professionals provide comprehensive solutions to the planning and design of communities of all sizes.


  •  Zoning/Entitlements
  •  Due Diligence
  •  SEQR
  •  Traffic Engineering
  •  Site Civil Design
  •  Landscape Architecture
  •  Parking Planning/Garage Design
  •  Planning
  •  Roadway Design
Contact Info:

Bonnie Von Ohlsen, RLA, AICP, LEED Green Associate

1 North Lexington Avenue, Suite 1575
White Plains, NY 10601
914 368 9200

30 Broad Street, Suite 2020
New York, NY 10004
646 255 1130

Website: http://

Staff: 3000 | AICP: 70


Contributor Level: Sponsor

Langan – provides integrated planning and engineering consulting services in support of land development projects, real estate portfolios, and the oil and gas industry. Our clients include city and state agencies; developers; property owners; corporations; healthcare, educational, and cultural institutions; and energy companies.  Founded in 1970, Langan employs nearly 1,000 professionals firm-wide throughout the United States and internationally with nearly 250 engineers and planners in its New York City office.

Our Services

Langan’s broad range of integrated services includes:

Contact Info:

Robert Kulikowski
Senior Director –
Environmental Planning

21 Penn Plaza
360 West 31st Street, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10001-2727
Phone: 212.479.5400   Fax: 212.479.5444


Staff: 242 | AICP: 2

Larisa Ortiz Associates

Contributor Level: Friend

Larisa Ortiz Associates (LOA) is an award-winning nationally recognized Minority and Women-Owned firm dedicated to commercial district planning, including market analysis, retail and real estate advisory services, and downtown and neighborhood development strategies. We provide our clients with market-based solutions for their retail planning efforts, and help them turn plans into outcomes. Our firm understands the unique challenges inherent in local economic development and we help developers, municipalities and organizations with the analysis and concept testing necessary to define viable retail strategies and determine the regulatory, financial and political feasibility of complicated proposals and projects.

The staff at Larisa Ortiz Associates has over two decades of experience helping our clients develop plans and execute efforts to improve downtowns, neighborhoods and “Main Street” commercial districts. We serve a variety of clients, including real estate owners and developers, city and state governments, community-based organizations, Main Street programs and downtown managers.

LOA is a New York City and New York State – certified Minority and/or Women-Owned Business Enterprise (MWBE) and a certified Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) by the Port Authority of NY/NJ and the States of Pennsylvania and Georgia.

Contact Information including address, email, and phone

Larisa Ortiz

Telephone: +1 718-205-5116

Address: 78-27 37th Avenue, Suite 1| Jackson Heights, NY 11372


Total Staff- 1-10

Total Staff that has AICP Certification- 0





Contact Info:

Larisa Ortiz

78-27 37th Avenue, Suite 1
Jackson Heights, NY  11372


Staff: 4 | AICP:

Metropolitan Urban Design (MUD) Workshop

Contributor Level: Friend

Metropolitan Urban Design (MUD) Workshop is a New York-based urban design and planning studio. We emphasize sustainability and community-centric thinking in all our projects as we recognize this to be the greatest factor in bringing about positive changes in communities and ensuring the long-term viability of all design and development works.

The approach to all our work is based in enormous attention to the human factor – essentially who the place is being planned for and the experience of being in a place. Central to this approach is stakeholder and community engagement, for which we use a number of interactive techniques, both digital and traditional, ensuring a sound understanding of the specific needs and lifestyles of current and future inhabitants. Through our iterative work process, we balance these needs so as to minimize impacts on the natural environment.

Our work products have a strong emphasis on implementation and we do this by creating actionable strategies and engaging implementation partners early on in the design and planning process.

We are certified as a disadvantaged, woman, and minority-owned business and our clients include City and State agencies, community-based organizations, not-for-profits, institutions, private organizations and developers.

Business Certifications:

  • SBS NYC MBE and WBE (New York City)
  • Empire State Development MBE and WBE (New York State)
Contact Info:

Shachi Pandey, AICP, LEED AP
+1 732-299-9218

240 Kent Avenue, Suite B-7C
Brooklyn, NY 11249



Staff: 10 | AICP: 1

Nelson, Pope & Voorhis

Contributor Level: Contributor

Nelson, Pope & Voorhis, LLC (NPV) is a Long Island based environmental planning firm established in 1997 that serves governmental and private sector clients preparing creative solutions specialized in the area of complex environmental project management and land use planning/analysis. Two years ago we have expanded our geographic range to better serve the Hudson Valley with an office in Rockland County. NPV now provides planning services to Towns and Villages on Long Island and in the Hudson Valley including land use application and SEQRA review, zoning, comprehensive planning and other related services. Combined with our affiliate N+P Engineering, Architecture and Land Surveying, PLLC (a 60-year plus tradition in civil engineering, surveying and more recently architecture), NPV offers a full suite of services related to environmental planning, economic consulting, ecological studies, Phase I Environmental Site Assessments, testing and remediation, green infrastructure design and build services, SEQRA, CEQR and NEPA analyses, grants management, civil engineering, survey, design, and land use development related services. In addition, our affiliate East Coast GeoServices can provide soil boring, environmental sampling and groundwater monitoring well installation services.

With significant experience in long-range planning, NPV applies recognized and sustainable environmentally sensitive planning methodologies to prepare creative action-oriented strategies for our clients. Our employees are recognized as experts and include 6 Certified Planners, an Economist, Grants Specialist, GIS Professional, Ecologists, Hydrologists, and Certified Environmental Professionals. Their technical capabilities have helped expand NPV’s professional spectrum of environmental and planning services allowing us to offer specialized services in market analysis and fiscal/economic impact analyses and in stormwater management by providing design/construction of bio-swales and rain gardens to achieve pollutant/nutrient reduction goals by utilizing green infrastructure techniques. Kathy Eiseman, one of the partners at NPV, is very involved in the APA, serving as Treasurer to APA’s Long Island Section.

NPV has the benefit of local knowledge of issues, resources, and the passion to provide the very best solutions and strategies for the local area that we live and work in. This provides unparalleled knowledge for the application of the community planning process, comprehensive planning and SEQRA Administration. The result is a team of highly adept and collaborative land use professionals that will complete projects in a manner that ensures real and implementable solutions.

Our services include:

  • • Long Range Planning Studies
    • Municipal Planning Assistance
    • Grants applications, consulting and administration
    • SEQRA Compliance
    • Brownfield Opportunity Area Nominations
    • Harbor Management Planning and LWRPs
    • Feasibility Studies
    • Due Diligence Assistance
    • Regional Planning and Corridor Studies
    • Code preparation and refinement
    • Market Studies
    • Fiscal and Economic Analysis
    • Phase I/II Environmental Site Assessments and Testing
    • Environmental Science & Analysis
    • Wetland Delineation and Permitting
    • Storm Water Management Plans
    • Restoration Plans
    • Waterfront & Coastal Zone Projects
    • Watershed Management & Water Supply
    • GIS mapping and Spatial Analysis

To discuss your environmental planning and consulting needs or how NP&V can assist you in achieving your goals, please contact Chic Voorhis, Managing Partner of Nelson, Pope & Voorhis at (631) 427-5665.

Contact Info:

Charles J. Voorhis, CEP, AICP

572 Walt Whitman Road,
Melville, New York 11747

Hudson Valley Contact:
Bonnie Franson, AICP



Staff: 16 | AICP: 6

Philip Habib & Associates

Contributor Level: Donor

Philip Habib & Associates (PHA) is a 32-person consulting firm, specializing in transportation planning, traffic engineering, environmental planning, civil engineering, and construction support services. Our diverse staff of planners, civil engineers and traffic engineers enables us to take projects from preliminary planning and environmental review through final design and construction inspection. We work with a wide variety of private and public clients. The firm, established in 1989, is certified as a WBE by NYCDBS and NYSDED.

PHA offers a wide range of services, including:

  • Environmental Impact Statements
  • Environmental Assessments
  • Development Feasibility Studies
  • ULURP Applications
  • Preparation of New York City Map Change Drawings
  • Waterfront Development
  • Ferry Planning
  • Transportation Master Planning
  • Terminal Planning
  • Site Planning
  • Traffic/Parking Analysis
  • Parking Design
  • Pedestrian Analysis
  • Loading Dock Design/Freight Distribution
  • Civil Engineering
  • Streetscape Design
  • Highway Design
  • Construction Support Services

Some of our recent/current projects have included the EISs for the World Trade Center Campus Security Plan, the Rheingold Development in Brooklyn, and NYCDCP’s West Harlem Rezoning. The firm is also preparing the map change drawings for New York City’’s redevelopment of Coney Island. In addition, the firm provides traffic and civil engineering services for projects that include Related’s Hudson Yards development; the Cornell University Applied Sciences Master Plan on Roosevelt Island; the Pier 52 development in Hudson River Park; and the World Trade Center redevelopment.

Contact Info:

Sue McCoy, President

102 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10016
t: 212-929-5656
f: 212-929-5605


Staff: 32 | AICP:

Planit Main Street

Contributor Level: Contributor

Planit Main Street, Inc. is a multi-disciplined community planning, land use, and design firm.  We work with communities throughout the Mid-Hudson and Catskill Regions of New York State to develop comprehensive plans, design guidelines, and land use regulations.  Our firm also guides local planning boards through the review of site plan, subdivision and redevelopment applications and provide meaningful recommendations, which mitigate environmental impacts through improved project design.  The president of the firm, Alan J. Sorensen, AICP has nearly 30 years of professional planning experience and holds a Masters in City and Regional Planning from Rutgers University and a Masters in Public Administration from Pace University. He received his American Institute Certified Planner (AICP) certification in 1992.

Contact Info:

Alan J. Sorensen, AICP
+1 845-672-0402

Planit Main Street, Inc.
P.O. Box 824
Rock Hill, NY 12775


Staff: 10 | AICP: 1

R&M Engineering

Contributor Level: Donor

Firm Description

R&M Engineering provides comprehensive engineering services for every phase of commercial, industrial and residential development on Long Island. Our expertise encompasses all phases of site and land development, traffic engineering, wastewater management and land use planning. We pride ourselves in our ability to solve difficult challenges with well-designed and cost-effective techniques. Long Island communities have entrusted us with municipal, private, institutional and architectural projects such as the development of the Tanger Outlet Center at Deer Park, the development and construction management of the Nassau Events Center, and site development and traffic engineering of the Gallery at Westbury.

Contact Info:

Christopher W. Robinson, PE
Office: (631) 271-0576
Cell: (516) 528-9361

50 Elm Street
Huntington, NY 11743


Staff: 25 | AICP:

Sam Schwartz Transportation Consultants

Contributor Level: Sponsor

Sam Schwartz is a multi-modal transportation planning and engineering firm that has collaborated with cities for over twenty years on complex issues and strategies. In an era where daily changes in behavior, technology, and funding are creating transportation disruption, Sam Schwartz offers a forward-looking, yet pragmatic, approach to sustainable mobility with unparalleled technical and problem-solving expertise.

As city leaders increasingly aspire to re-envision their streets, Sam Schwartz has served as a frequent collaborator with those cities who are leading the charge, implementing the tremendous change that accompanies new leadership (Los Angeles and Seattle) or a new focus on transportation choices (Chicago and Grand Rapids).

In New York, our staff laid much of the groundwork for the innovations enacted under Mayor Bloomberg and Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan, from policy changes to design guidelines to securing new funding and implementing dozens of transformative projects. Sam Schwartz has also established itself as the national leader in planning for the impact of the new normal of transportation, where one’s mobile device is the most important component to getting around.

Contact Info:

Kovid Saxena, AICP

322 Eighth Avenue, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10001


Staff: 110 | AICP: 11

Starr Whitehouse

Contributor Level: Donor

Starr Whitehouse is committed to making places and communities more livable, green, and vibrant.

We bring energy and creativity to the challenge of finding what is genuine and sustainable, a challenge that starts with recognizing the strata of natural systems, physical organization, social systems, regulations, history, and culture that come together in a location. From this base, recommendations and designs emerge through consensus-building and inspiration.

Starr Whitehouse values collaboration with clients, the public, allied disciplines, and specialists. As leaders and members of teams, we believe that communication and collaboration yield the richest results and the most effective partnerships.

With comprehensive experience in parks, green spaces, urban design, and environmental planning in New York City and beyond, Starr Whitehouse spans a continuum of planning, strategy, and design through to implementation and management to meet the specific needs of our clients and create value.

Contact Info:

Stephen Whitehouse, AICP

80 Maiden Lane Suite 1901
New York, NY 10038
t: 212-487-3272
f: 212-487-3273


Staff: 14 | AICP: 1

STV Inc.

Contributor Level: Donor

STV is an award-winning professional firm consistently ranking among the country’s top companies in education, corrections, highways, bridges, rail, and mass transit sectors. As an employee-owned firm, this success is the direct result of our employees’ commitment to innovation and quality. STV has built a national reputation as a leader in the planning and design of transportation and transit systems. Our NYC-based Transportation & Infrastructure (T&I) Division melds all aspects of transportation/transit planning, multidisciplinary design, and operations expertise to successfully lead capacity constraints and improvement analyses and other transportation planning projects to evaluate and recommend ways to improve mobility, economic opportunities, and quality of life for communities within the New York metropolitan area, and nationwide.

Contact Info:

Ryan Harris, Planning Manager
+1 646-388-7428

225 Park Ave S
New York, NY 10003


Staff: 1800 | AICP:


Contributor Level: Sponsor

VHB partners with clients from its 23 offices across the East Coast to improve mobility, enhance communities and economic vitality, and balance development and infrastructure needs with environmental stewardship. Premier industry publication Engineering News-Record ranks the firm among the Top 500 Design Firms nationwide, and VHB is a frequent recipient of project awards for planning, engineering, and environmental excellence. Over 1,300 engineers, scientists, planners, and designers—including 160 professionals in four New York offices—provide a wide range of services to public- and private-sector clients.

The firm’s award winning planning and design practice offers comprehensive services in:

Community Development

  • CDBG Grants and Program Administration
  • Affordable Housing Studies
  • Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing
  • Blight Studies
  • Urban Renewal Plans

Land Use Planning

  • Comprehensive Plans
  • Master Planning
  • Downtown Revitalization Planning
  • Zoning Analysis
  • Development of Zoning Regulations
  • Development Application Review and Process
  • Brownfield Assessments
  • Municipal Planning Consulting

Regulatory Review

  • CEQR, SEQRA and NEPA Documentation and Analysis

Economic Analysis

  • Economic Development Consulting
  • Economic Impact Analysis
  • Fiscal Impact Analysis
  • Market Analysis and Research

Community Planning

  • Civic Engagement and Outreach
  • Climate Adaptation Plans
  • Resiliency and Sustainability Planning
  • Open Space Planning
  • Grant Research and Application Writing
  • GIS Mapping, Planning, and Analysis
Contact Info:

Contact Info

Valerie Monastra, AICP

Gina Martini, AICP

50 Main Street, Suite 360
White Plains, NY 10606
t: 914-467-6600
f: 914-761-3759

100 Motor Parkway, Suite 135
Hauppauge, New York 11788
t: 631.787.3400
f: 631.813.2545

One Penn Plaza, Suite 715
New York, New York 10119
t: 212.857.7350
f: 646.707.3879

100 Great Oaks Blvd, Suite 118
Albany, NY 12203
t: 518.389.3600




Staff: 1300 | AICP: 41


Contributor Level: Patron

WSP, one of the world’s leading engineering and professional services consulting firms, provides services designed to transform the built environment and restore the natural one. The firm’s expertise ranges from urban planning and environmental remediation to engineering iconic buildings and designing sustainable transport networks, to developing the energy sources of the future and enabling new ways of extracting essential resources. Approximately 34,000 employees, including engineers, technicians, scientists, architects, planners, surveyors, program and construction management professionals, as well as various environmental experts, work for this dynamic organization in more than 500 offices across 40 countries worldwide. WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff’s worldwide planning practice works on major infrastructure programs and projects in the transportation, power, mining, water and buildings markets.

Specific services include:

  • Transportation planning
  • Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) planning
  • Transit facility planning
  • Rail and bus rapid transit (BRT) operations planning
  • Pedestrian modeling and simulation
  • Complete Streets and non-motorized (pedestrian and bicycle) circulation studies
  • Travel demand forecasting
  • Alternatives Analysis/New Starts
  • Urban design
  • Resiliency planning
  • Strategic and financial planning
  • National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) analysis and documentation
  • City and State Environmental Quality Review (CEQR/SEQR) analysis and documentation
  • Post-NEPA environmental compliance
  • Project and program management
  • Public outreach
  • Master Plans and Regional Long-Range Plans
  • Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP)
  • Zoning/design guidelines/form-based codes
  • Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) compliance
  • Construction impact analysis
  • Sustainable infrastructure design
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • Visualization
  • Report preparation (InDesign)

We provide expertise in road, rail, transit, ports, and aviation as well as integrated planning and multimodal studies. Our work on policy development includes reviews of major projects and their strategic technical, environmental, and economic appraisal. Stakeholder engagement and tailored public consultation are prerequisites for the planning projects we undertake.

Contact Info:

Daniel Baer AICP, National Planning Lead

One Penn Plaza
New York, NY 10119


Staff: 650 | AICP: 20

WXY Architecture and Urban Design

Contributor Level: Sponsor

WXY is an award-winning multi-disciplinary practice specializing in the realization of urban design, planning and architectural solutions in challenging contexts.

Focused on innovative approaches to public space, structures and urban issues, the firm’s work engages both site-specific design and planning at multiple scales. The firm’s commissions are in collaboration with community-based, public authority, and private clients.

Our firm’s architectural design embraces place-specific concepts and resilient design to create new and repurposed buildings, piers and bridges, and urban furnishings for the public realm. WXY’s integrated design process involves clients and stakeholders, to coordinate and solve complex design problems, yielding solutions as noteworthy for their intimacy and detail as for their civic dignity and amenity.

Our planning work engages local communities and constituencies in unique ways, utilizes analytical GIS and zoning expertise, and integrates an understanding of infrastructure and economic development concerns. The results have included the creative visioning of public spaces, new urban clusters and broad urban revitalization and infrastructure planning efforts.

WXY founding partners Claire Weisz and Mark Yoes were joined by Layng Pew and Adam Lubinsky, in 2006 and 2011 respectively.


  • Architecture: WXY’s practice addresses emerging hybrid challenges that reflect the complexities of contemporary life. WXY’s work creates new armatures for public interaction.
  • Urban Design: WXY focuses on innovative approaches to public space, structures and cities. We focus on social and environmental transformation of the public realm at multiple scales.
  • Planning: WXY’s integrated design process engages clients and stakeholders to solve complex public realm challenges. Our work is about systemic transformations, improving the physical, social, economic and ecological conditions of cities today.
Contact Info:

Amy Hau

224 Centre Street, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10013


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