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Peeking Into The Future of Union Center's Stuyvesant Avenue Streetscape

June 12, 2017

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What Others Are Saying About


“Arterial provided “high-design” services on a budget we could afford - and did so in a manner that aligned perfectly with the ... objectives of our Greater Spruce Street Neighborhood Plan.”

Michael L. Powell

Vice President, NJ Community Development Corp. Paterson, NJ

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507 Bloomfield Avenue, 2nd Floor, Montclair, NJ 07042    T/F (973) 320-9123    info@arterialstreets.com       © 2013-2020 by ARTERIAL, LLC. All rights reserved.

What is your favorite street? 

"Definitely Cumberland Street (Toronto, CA).... I stumbled upon this street while exploring the city, found a giant rock next to a water curtain & bosque of birch trees - pretty sweet, eh!"



  • Rutgers University - Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture, 2003

Awards + Honors

  • Downtown NJ Platinum Excellence Award, 2014

  • Downtown NJ Platinum Excellence Award, 2013

  • NJ Futures Award, NJ Office of Smart Growth, 2009

  • NJ Futures Award, NJ Office of Smart Growth, 2007

  • NJASLA Honor Award, NJASLA 2005


Professional Experience

  • Arterial, LLC: Director of Operations, 2009 - Present 

  • Newwork, LLC: Project Manager 

  • EDAW, Inc.: Designer 2003 - 2006 

James is a project manager and urban designer with a very unique skill set: He is equal parts creative and well-organized. This combination allows him to provide Arterial’s clients with creative design solutions while ensuring that the project stays on track, on schedule and under budget. His meticulous attention to detail and pursuit of perfection guarantees that every project receives the appropriate level of attention.


During his 10+ year career as a Landscape and Urban Designer, James has worked on a variety of projects locally and internationally and was integral to the formation of Arterial.  He has managed several ‘high performance’ street designs throughout New Jersey including Montclair, Atlantic City, Newark, Jersey City and Hoboken to name a few. James also has overseen the construction for multiple aspects of street design ranging from pocket parks to signage & wayfinding to full complete streets road reconstruction projects. His strong collaboration skills allow him to engage the community, stakeholders, consultant team and contractors confidently and effectively. These experiences coupled with his skillsets ensure that design solutions are creative and meet the community needs, while keeping a keen eye on implementation.


James is a family man who loves nothing more than spending time with his wife and three children.  But that being said, it is not unusual for him to pause a family outing or vacation so he can score the perfect photo of an odd curb ramp or cool new bike lane. You may laugh or think he’s crazy, but it’s this passion for all things street related that will have you thanking him later! Whether looking for a comparable precedent or just wondering what other places have done, James is sure to give you some great photos and ideas. 

Director of Operations + Design Leader

James Ribaudo