A. Paul Seck
Principal, New York
Paul is a principal and runs the MVVA New York office. He provides leadership in project management throughout all phases of the design process. He is widely recognized for his expertise in the relationship between urban design and natural systems, and he has created groundbreaking landscape solutions in the treatment of surface water, which played a significant role in the award-winning Connecticut Water Treatment Facility landscape.

Since 2003, Paul has served as senior project manager for Brooklyn Bridge Park, a complex, multi-phase project that presents unique urban coastal site conditions and has been in the works since 2005. As lead designer for the Brooklyn Botanic Garden Water Recirculation project, which involved a significant redesign of the entire south garden, he has helped develop the “smart water system” that will activate a historic stream as well as save 20 million gallons of potable water annually, greatly reducing the amount of stormwater runoff that ends up in water treatment facilities during wet weather events. He has also been a senior project manager and a member of the design team for Maggie Daley Park in Chicago, the Seaside Park and Community Arts Center on Coney Island, several redevelopment projects such as the Grand Jersey Redevelopment in Jersey City and The Wayfarer in Long Island City. Paul also managed the design of the Amherst College Greenway, Dorms, and Science Center landscapes, and the Dutchess County Art Farm.

Paul was a 2003 Fellow in Landscape Architecture at the prestigious American Academy in Rome, where he lived for a year and studied the craft of landscape architecture. He received his bachelor's degree in Landscape Architecture and City and Regional Planning from The Ohio State University, and he is a licensed landscape architect in the state of Massachusetts.

Paul joined MVVA in 1996.

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