Andrew Lavallee, ASLA, RLA, CSI, is a Principal at AECOM Design + Planning in New York City. Over the past 25 years, he has overseen the planning, design and construction of a broad range of public, private and institutional landscapes throughout the United States and abroad. Andrew has also served as a construction manager and owner’s representative on several large public park projects in New York City, giving him a unique understanding of the challenges involved in building successful public landscapes.

Andrew earned his Master of Landscape Architecture from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and a B.A. with Honors in Art History form Trinity College in Hartford, CT. He is a member of the Construction Specification Institute and is a registered landscape architect in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. 

He is a frequent speaker at landscape conferences and has authored more than thirty articles on a variety of technical subjects ranging from sports facility design to the development of economically sustainable parks. Andrew is also an Adjunct Professor of Landscape Architecture at the Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture at the at City College of New York.

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New York is providing national leadership in how sustainability is brought into the operations of public agencies. DDC and DPR are making important strides in the right direction, but I suspect that the Design Trust’s dogged pursuit of quality public spaces and proven track record of publication over the past few years is what has really fostered sustainability discussions of substance at an agency level in New York.

Andrew Lavalee, Senior Associate, Design + Planning, AECOM