Nate Harris creates landscapes that build community and enhance ecological processes, and for the past 10 years he has focused on incorporating these goals into the design of public landscapes in New York City. He excels at project management, often managing large, multidisciplinary design teams. He has worked on a broad range of built projects including gardens, streetscapes, plazas, parks, playgrounds, waterfronts, wetlands and green infrastructure. He has experience working on contaminated sites and sites with complex permitting challenges. He is passionate about plants, and he applies a strong working knowledge of native plant communities to all his projects. Recent projects include Ferry Point Park, Mapes Ballfield and Playground 174 in the Bronx, Bay Breeze Park, Nameoke Park and Thursby Basin Park in Queens, and Betty Carter Park in Brooklyn.
Nate holds an MLA from the City College of New York’s Spitzer School of Architecture and a B.A. in Environmental Studies from New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study. Prior to earning his MLA, Nate worked at NYC Parks as Director of Outreach, ensuring community input was heard especially during the capital design process. Nate is registered in New York State and also teaches Planting Design for the New York Botanical Garden.