Gullivar Shepard
Gullivar is a principal and a guiding force at MVVA, steering the direction of many of the firm’s largest projects. His training as an architect brings a strategic perspective to complex MVVA projects including Brooklyn Bridge Park and Javits Federal Building Plaza in New York City, the Lower Don Lands in Toronto, and Penn Park at the University of Pennsylvania. Gullivar led the planning and design efforts for the White House's Pennsylvania Avenue project, the Princeton University Landscape Master Plan, Harbourfront Centre on Toronto’s waterfront, and most recently the redevelopment of the grounds surrounding the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, MO. He has also helmed many of the firm’s winning and finalist entries in international design competitions such as the High Line in New York City and the Waller Creek Chain of Parks in Austin, TX.

Gullivar earned a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from Washington University in St. Louis. He received a Master of Architecture from Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, graduating with distinction. While at Harvard, Gullivar was awarded the Araldo A. Cossutta Annual Prize for Design Excellence. He is presently completing his registration as a professional landscape architect.

Gullivar joined MVVA in 1999.

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