A. Paul Seck
Principal, New York
Paul is a principal and has worked at MVVA since 1996. 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 and stormwater mitigation. As the lead designer for the Brooklyn Botanic Garden Water Recirculation Project, which involved a significant redesign of the south portion of the garden, he led the development of the “smart water system” that activates a historic stream as well as saves 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.

Since 2003, Paul has served as senior project manager and a designer for Brooklyn Bridge Park, a complex, multi-phase project that presents unique urban coastal site conditions. 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, and several waterfront 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 as well as the Dutchess County Art Farm. Recently, he helped lead the team that won the commission for the Obama Presidential Center landscape, and he will play a major role in its design moving forward.

In addition to his work as a project manager and designer, Paul oversees the day-to-day operations of the MVVA New York office. He also provides periodic feedback and guidance for numerous projects throughout the design process.

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 and the state of New York.

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