What is your favorite street?
"There's a perfect block of Guernsey Street near the historic district in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, my old neighborhood. It's a narrow, low-traffic street, lined with thornless honeylocust that form a vaulted, almost cathedral-like ceiling"
Licenses + Affiliations
American Institute of Certified Planners - AICP #023971
Transportation Research Board -Committee on Landscape + Environmental Design
Rutgers University - Master of Landscape Architecture, 2016
Harvard University Graduate School of Design - Master of Urban Planning, Concentraction in Transportation & Infrastructure, 2008
North Carolina State University College of Design - Bachelor of Art & Design, 2003
Arterial, LLC: Urban Designer, 2016 - 2018
Nelson\Nygaard Consulting Associates: Senior Associate, 2008-2013
Office of the Brooklyn Borough President: Capital Budget & Economic Development Specialist, 2004-2006
Ellen is a landscape designer, certified planner, transportation planner, and GIS analyst. Her work combines planning-scale analysis with an eye for landscape detailing and environmental design impacts.
Prior to her MLA studies and work at Arterial, Ellen received a master in urban planning and worked as a transportation planner for Nelson\Nygaard Consulting, helping communities design better transportation networks and streets.
Ellen is an avid cyclist and has ridden in more than 20 states and a handful of countries. She’s never more at home than when on a multi-day (or, even better, a multi-week!)
bicycle tour with her husband and at least one of their musical instruments.